Two Books on Slavery Share the 2010 Frederick Douglass Book Prize

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition has announced the winners of the 2010 Frederick Douglass Book Prize. This year the prize will be shared. Judith A. Carney, a professor of geography at UCLA, and Richard Nicholas Rosomoff, an independent writer, were honored for their book, In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa’s Botanical Legacy in the Atlantic World. The other winning entry was Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery by Siddharth Kara of Harvard University.

The three authors will share the $25,000 in prize money.