Yale University Awards Prize for Best New Book on Slavery

Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition has announced the winner of its 2008 Frederick Douglass Book Prize. The $25,000 award is given annually to the best book written in English on slavery or abolition. This year’s honoree is Stephanie E. Smallwood, associate professor of history at the University of Washington.

Professor Smallwood won the award for her book Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora.