Two important book prizes have recently been announced. First, Martha Hodes’s Mourning Lincoln (Yale University Press) won the Lincoln Prize and Ada Ferrer’s Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution (Cambridge University Press) won this year’s Frederick Douglass Prize.
I read and thoroughly enjoyed the former, but have not read the latter.
T.H. Breen, George Washington’s Journey: The President Forges a New Nation (Simon & Schuster, 2016).
Jonathan M. Bryant, Dark Places of the Earth: The Voyage of the Slave Ship Antelope (Liveright, 2015).
Donald S. Frazier, Blood on the Bayou: Vicksburg,Port Hudson,and the Trans-Mississippi (State House Press, 2015).
Kali N. Gross, Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso: A Tale of Race, Sex, and Violence in America (Oxford University Press, 2016).
Allen Guelzo, Redeeming the Great Emancipator (Harvard University Press, 2016).
Harold Holzer, The Annotated Lincoln (Harvard University Press, 2016).