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Award Winners LibGuide: Frederick Douglass Prize Winners

Frederick Douglass Prize Winners

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History presents an annual award for the most outstanding non-fiction book in English copyrighted in the award year on the subject of slavery, resistance, and/or abolition. 

One of the most coveted awards for the study of global slavery, the Frederick Douglass Book Prize is sponsored jointly by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center at Yale University. The $25,000 award for the best book published in English on slavery, resistance, or abolition will be presented to the winner at a celebration.

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Call For Submissions (2020 - Past)

2020 Frederick Douglass Book Prize Submissions


The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History are pleased to announce the twenty-second annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize, an annual award for the most outstanding non-fiction book in English copyrighted in the year 2019 on the subject of slavery, resistance, and/or abolition. 
Beginning on January 10, 2020, we invite you to submit books that meet these criteria. The submission deadline is Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Please note that works related to the Civil War are acceptable only if their primary focus relates to slavery or emancipation. Only books copyrighted in 2019 will be considered. 


For details on submission requirements, contact: gilder.lehrman.center@yale.edu with subject heading: FDBP 2020