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Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America by Ira BerlinFirst Prize, 1999
Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry by Philip D. MorganSecond Prize, 1999
The Rise of African Slavery in the Americas by David Eltis2000
Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory by David W. Blight2001
The Black Hearts of Men: Radical Abolitionists and the Transformation of Race by John StaufferSecond Prize, 2002
The Diligent: A Voyage Through the Worlds of the Slave Trade by Robert W. HarmsFirst Prize, 2002
Captives & Cousins: Slavery, Kinship, and Community in the Southwest Borderlands by James F. BrooksSecond Prize, 2003
The Mighty Experiment: Free Labor versus Slavery in British Emancipation by Seymour DrescherFirst Prize, 2003
Harriet Jacobs: A Life by Jean Fagan Yellin2004
A Colony of Citizens: Revolution & Slave Emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787-1804 by Laurent Dubois2005
Degrees of Freedom: Louisiana and Cuba after Slavery by Rebecca J. Scott2006
Moral Capital: Foundations of British Abolitionism by Christopher Leslie Brown2007
Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora by Stephanie E. Smallwood2008
The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family by Annette Gordon-Reed2009
In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa's Botanical Legacy in the Atlantic World by Judith Carney2010
Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery by Siddharth Kara2010
Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South by Stephanie McCurry2011
Domingos Álvares, African healing, and the intellectual history of the Atlantic world by James H. Sweet2012

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In partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History awards an annual $25,000 prize for an outstanding book published on the subject of slavery or abolition. The prize was first awarded in 1999.

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