OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

Daniel J. Sharfstein

Portrait of Daniel J. Sharfstein

Daniel J. Sharfstein is a professor of law at Vanderbilt University, where he teaches American legal history, the legal history of race in the United States, and property law. His book, The Invisible Line: Three American Families and the Secret Journey from Black to White (2011), was awarded the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize for narrative nonfiction, the American Society for Legal History's William Nelson Cromwell Book Prize, and the Law and Society Association’s James Willard Hurst Prize. He has received his university's Hall-Hartman Outstanding Professor Award twice. With support from a Guggenheim fellowship, he is currently writing "Thunder in the Mountains: The Clash of Two American Legends," which explores the Nez Perce War and Reconstruction’s legacy in the American West.

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