The finalists for the 14th Annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize have been announced.
From the announcement:
Robin Blackburn for The American Crucible: Slavery, Emancipation and Human Rights (Verso Books)
In The American Crucible, Robin Blackburn has provided one of the most commanding and wide-ranging examinations of Atlantic abolitionism in years. In an era of specialization, Blackburn thinks big, connecting emancipation moments through both time and space. Blackburn’s work compels scholars to think anew about abolitionism’s relevance to global modernity.
R. Blakeslee Gilpin for John Brown Still Lives: America’s Long Reckoning with Violence,Equality, and Change (University of North Carolina Press)
Finding new scholarly perspectives on John Brown is no easy task but R. Blakeslee Gilpin’s engaging and ramifying book does just that by examining the myriad ways that Americans have used Brown’s memory since the Civil War era. John Brown Still Lives! offers a profound meditation on the long-running…
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