W. Caleb McDaniel Wins the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in History

Historians in the News
tags: slavery, history

Congratulations to Rice University historian Caleb McDaniel for winning a Pulitzer for Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America.

The committee described McDaniel’s work as “A masterfully researched meditation on reparations based on the remarkable story of a 19th century woman who survived kidnapping and re-enslavement to sue her captor.”

The two other finalists were:

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor’s Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership (UNC Press) and Greg Grandin, The End of Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America (Metropolitan Books).

Read more here.

Again, congratulations to all!

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