Two Works on Slavery Among the Three Finalists for the George Washington Book Prize

Two books on the topic of American slavery are finalists for the 2007 George Washington Book Prize which will be given out this coming May by the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland.

Among the three books competing for the prize are Francois Furstenberg’s In the Name of the Father: Washington’s Legacy, Slavery, and the Making of a Nation and Charles Rappleye’s Sons of Providence: The Brown Brothers, the Slave Trade, and the American Revolution.