Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Yale announces 2017 Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition today has announced the finalists for the 19th annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize. Jointly sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center at Yale University, this annual prize of $25,000 recognizes the best book on slavery, resistance, and/or abolition published in the preceding year. 

The finalists are: Alfred L. Brophy for University, Court, and Slave: Pro-Slavery Thought in Southern Colleges and Courts and the Coming of Civil War (Oxford University Press); Rashauna Johnson for Slavery’s Metropolis: Unfree Labor in New Orleans during the Age of Revolutions (Cambridge University Press); and Manisha Sinha for The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition (Yale University Press). 

The winner will be announced following the Douglass Prize Review Committee meeting in the fall. 

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Sponsored by

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition

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The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

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The Gilder Lehrman Center is Supported by The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale