Manisha Sinha Wins the 2017 Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Congratulations to UConn Professor and Lapidus Center Advisor Manisha Sinha, winner of the 2017 Frederick Douglass Book Prize for her superb bookThe Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition. 

“Sinha’s work is a great scholarly achievement, placing black abolitionists and the fate of fugitive slaves at the center of the story of this country’s prototypical radical reform movement,” said Gilder Lehrman Center director

David W. Blight, Class of 1954 Professor of American History at Yale and Lapidus Center Advisor. The book “is the most comprehensive synthesis of the American abolition movement written since the early works by James Stewart, Richard Sewell, and Merton Dillon in the 1960s and 1970s,” Blight added.

Manisha Sinha will be in conversation with Lapidus Center Advisors Chris Brown, Leslie Harris, and Craig Wilder at 6:30pm on November 16 during the opening session of the Lapidus Center inaugural conference, “Reckoning With Slavery: New Directions in the History, Memory, Legacy, and Popular Representation of Enslavement”.

Watch a conversation between Manisha and Lapidus Center Advisor Eric Foner.

Eric Foner and Manisha Sinha. Photo William Farrington.