Frederick Douglass Book Prize Submission Sought

Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition has announced the twelfth annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize, a $25,000 award for the most outstanding nonfiction book published in English in 2009 on the subject of slavery and/or abolition and antislavery movements. Publishers and authors are invited to submit books that meet these criteria.

The center is interested in all geographical areas and time periods, however, works related to the Civil War are acceptable only if their primary focus relates to slavery or emancipation. The submission deadline is April 2, 2010.

For information on submitting books e-mail them at gilder.lehrman.center@yale.edu.

A list of past winners can be found at www.yale.edu/glc.

Photo: The Black Community at Hurricane Garden Cottage, Davis Bend, courtesy New-York Historical Society.

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