Douglass Prize Finalists Announced! Finch, Forret, & Hopper 

Congratulations Aisha K. Finch, Jeff Forret, and Matthew S. Hopper!!

New Haven, Conn. (August 24, 2016) — Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition today has announced the finalists for the 18th annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize, one of the most coveted awards for the study of the African American experience. Jointly sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University, this annual prize of $25,000 recognizes the best book on slavery, resistance, and/or abolition.

The finalists are: Aisha K. Finch for “Rethinking Slave Rebellion in Cuba: La Escalera and the Insurgencies of 1841-1844” (University of North Carolina Press); Jeff Forret for “Slave Against Slave: Plantation Violence in the Old South” (LSU Press); and Matthew S. Hopper for “Slaves of One Master: Globalization and Slavery in Arabia in the Age of Empire” (Yale University Press).

The winner will be announced following the Douglass Prize Review Committee meeting in the fall, and the award will be presented at a celebration in New York City in February 2017.

Read more: Douglass Book Prize Finalists

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