History Faculty Member Ron Schechter Wins Leo Gershoy Award

Ron Schechter was presented with the Leo Gershoy Award at the American Historical Association's 2005 General Meeting. This award recognizes the most outstanding work in English in the field of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century western European history. The award is for Ron's book, Obstinate Hebrews: Representations of Jews in France, 1715-1815 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002), and this is the second major award for the book. Last year, it received the David Pinkney Prize, awarded by the Society for French Historical Studies, for the best book in French history by a North American scholar.