2020 Frederick Douglass Book Prize Submissions

January 9, 2020


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-second annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize, an annual award for the most outstanding non-fiction book in English copyrighted in the year 2019 on the subject of slavery, resistance, and/or abolition. 

Beginning on January 10, 2020, we invite you to submit books that meet these criteria. The submission deadline is Tuesday, March 31, 2020. 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 2019 will be considered. 

For details on submission requirements, contact: gilder.lehrman.center@yale.edu with subject heading: FDBP 2020

More on the book prize here: https://glc.yale.edu/DouglassBookPrize