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.