The Finalists for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University has announced the three finalists for its annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize. The following books were selected from a field of over 80 entries:

In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa’s Botanical Legacy in the Atlantic World by Judith A. Carney and Richard Nicholas Rosomoff (University of California Press);

Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery by Siddharth Kara (Columbia University Press); and

John Brown’s War Against Slavery by Robert E. McGlone (Cambridge University Press). 

The award, which includes a $25,000 cash prize, will be given out at the Yale Club in New York City in February.