IoES and Geography Professor Judy Carney's book, "In the Shadow of Slavery" wins prestigious award
"In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa's Botanical Legacy in the Atlantic World" received the Twelfth Annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize, one of the most coveted awards for the study of the African-American experience.
The Frederick Douglass Book Prize is awarded by Yale University's Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. It is given to the best book written in English on slavery or abolition. Carney will share the $25,000 prize with co-writer Richard Nicholas Rosomoff and co-winner Siddharth Kara, author of "Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery."
To read the press release from the Yale Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance & Abolition at The MacMillan Center click here.
To read about the announcement from the University of California Press click here.
Published: Tuesday, November 23, 2010