Madison’s Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention by Boston College Law School Professor and Lee Distinguished Scholar Mary Sarah Bilder has been named a finalist for the 2016 George Washington Prize. The annual award recognizes the past year’s best written works on the nation’s founding era, especially those that have the potential to advance broad public understanding of early American history. Created in 2005 by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, George Washington’s Mount Vernon and Washington College, the $50,000 George Washington Prize is one of the nation’s largest and most notable literary awards. Past recipients have included Pulitzer Prize-wining historian Annette Gordon-Reed and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda. The winner of the 2016 prize will be announced on May 25 at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Read about Bilder’s book in the 9/17/15 BC Bookmarks post.