Book awards: Frederick Douglass Prize

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Works (18)

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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  1. Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market by Walter Johnson (1999)
  2. Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia by Kathleen M. Brown (1996)
  3. Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World by David Brion Davis (2006)
  4. Slave Country: American Expansion and the Origins of the Deep South by Adam Rothman (2005)
  5. The Making of New World Slavery: From the Baroque to the Modern 1492-1800 by Robin Blackburn (1997)
  6. The Indian Slave Trade: The Rise of the English Empire in the American South, 1670-1717 by Alan Gallay (2002)
  7. Sugar and Slaves : The Rise of the Planter Class in the English West Indies, 1624-1713 by Richard S. Dunn (1972)
  8. Africa and Africans in the making of the Atlantic world, 1400-1680 by John Thornton (1992)
  9. Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution by Laurent Dubois (2004)
  10. Landon Carter's Uneasy Kingdom: Revolution and Rebellion on a Virginia Plantation by Rhys Isaac (2004)
  11. The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770-1823 by David Brion Davis (1975)
  12. The Slave Ship: A Human History by Marcus Rediker (2007)
  13. Generations of Captivity: A History of African-American Slaves by Ira Berlin (2003)
  14. The Slaveholding Republic: An Account of the United States Government's Relations to Slavery by Don E. Fehrenbacher (2001)
  15. A Nation under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration by Steven Hahn (2003)

Award description

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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