Newman's book announced as finalist for the 2019 Frederick Douglass Book Prize

This coveted annual prize recognizes the best book on slavery, resistance and/or abolition published in the preceding year.
Brooke Newman alongside the book cover for

Brooke Newman, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of History and interim director of the Humanities Research Center. Her book “A Dark Inheritance: Blood, Race, and Sex in Colonial Jamaica” is a finalist for the 2019 Frederick Douglass Book Prize, one of the most coveted awards for the study of the African American experience.

This annual prize of $25,000 recognizes the best book on slavery, resistance and/or abolition published in the preceding year. The winner will be announced following the Douglass Prize review committee meeting in the fall, and the award will be presented at a celebration in New York City on February 13, 2020.

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