Frederick Douglass Book Prize


2021 Frederick Douglass Book Prize Submissions 

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History are pleased to announce the twenty-third annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize, an annual award for the most outstanding non-fiction book in English copyrighted in the year 2020 on the subject of slavery, resistance, and/or abolition.  

 

Beginning on January 13, 2021, we invite you to submit books that meet these criteria. The submission deadline is Friday, April 2, 2021. 

 

Please note that works related to the Civil War are acceptable only if their primary focus relates to slavery or emancipation. Only books copyrighted in 2020 will be considered.  

For details on submission requirements, contact: gilder.lehrman.center@yale.edu with subject heading: FDBP 2021 


Yale Announces 2021 Frederick Douglass Book Prize Finalists

New Haven, Conn.— Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition today has announced the finalists for the twenty-third annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize, one of the most coveted awards for the study of the African American experience. 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 written in English on slavery, resistance, and/or abolition published in the preceding year.

The finalists are: Vincent Brown for “Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War” (The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press); Jessica Marie Johnson for “Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World” (University of Pennsylvania Press); and Marjoleine Kars for “Blood on the River: A Chronicle of Mutiny and Freedom on the Wild Coast” (The New Press).

The winner will be announced following the Douglass Prize Review Committee meeting in the fall, and the award will be presented at a celebration in New York City in February, 2022.

Click here for the full announcement and a description of each finalist: https://glc.yale.edu/news/yale-announces-2021-frederick-douglass-book-prize-finalists


Sponsored by

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

and

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