History professor Michel Gobat honored by American Historical Association

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Michel Gobat, professor in the Department of History in the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences, has been recognized by the American Historical Association with an award for the best book in Latin American and Caribbean history.

Gobat will receive the Friedrich Katz Prize for his book “Empire by Invitation: William Walker and Manifest Destiny in Central America.

The association annually recognizes “exceptional books, distinguished teaching and mentoring in the classroom, public history and other historical projects.”