My friend and co-blogger Al Brophy got some good news this week. He has been named a finalist for the Frederick Douglas Book Prize awarded by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the Yale University MacMillan Center. The prize goes to the best book on slavery, resistance, and/or abolition published in the preceding year.
Many readers are familiar with Al's contribution, University, Court, and Slave: Pro-Slavery Thought in Southern Colleges and Courts and the Coming of Civil War (Oxford University Press). The other two finalists are Rashauna Johnson for Slavery’s Metropolis: Unfree Labor in New Orleans during the Age of Revolutions (Cambridge University Press); and Manisha Sinha for The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition (Yale University Press). Johnson is a history professor at Dartmouth; Sinha is a history professor at UConn.
More details here.