Grandin, O’Malley, Ferrer, Berlin, and 12 Years a Slave Win Awards from the American Historical Association

Los Angeles, CA. NOVEMBER 10, 2013--Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor talk about his current movie and Oscar contending role. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times.)
Los Angeles, CA. NOVEMBER 10, 2013–Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor talk about his current movie and Oscar contending role. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times.)

The American Historical Association has awarded Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave the John E. O’Conner Film Award for “outstanding interpretations of history through film” in the category of “Dramatic Feature.”

A second film about slavery, Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of the Rebels, directed by Tony Buba and produced by Marcus Rediker, won for “Documentary.”

Other winners include:

Greg Grandin (New York Univ.), The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World (Metropolitan Books, 2014)

Awards: The Albert J. Beveridge Award on the history of the United States, Latin America, or Canada, from 1492 to the present

Gregory E. O’Malley (Univ. of California, Santa Cruz), Final Passages: The Intercolonial Slave Trade of British America, 1619–1807 ((Univ. of North Carolina Press for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, 2014))

Awards: The Morris D. Forkosch Prize in the field of British, British Imperial, or British Commonwealth history since 1485; The James A. Rawley Prize for the integration of Atlantic worlds before the 20th century

Ada Ferrer (New York Univ.), Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2014)

Awards: The Friedrich Katz Prize in Latin American and Caribbean history; The James A. Rawley Prize for the integration of Atlantic worlds before the 20th century; The Wesley-Logan Prize in African diaspora history

Congratulations to Ira Berlin who received the The Award for Scholarly Distinction to senior historians for lifetime achievement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: American Historical Association Announces the 2015 Prize Winners – American Historical Association

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