Wesley-Logan Prize Recipients

The Wesley-Logan Prize jointly sponsored by the AHA and the ASALH for an outstanding book on some aspect of the history of the dispersion, settlement, and adjustment, and the return of peoples originally from Africa. This award was established in 1993 and is awarded annually.

2013

Dr. Martha Biondi, The Black Revolution on Campus (Univ. of California Press)

2012

Dr. Erik S. McDuffie, Sojourning for Freedom: Black Women, American Communism and the Making of Black Left Feminism (Duke Univ. Press)

2011

Dr. Frank A. Guridy, Forging Diaspora: Afro-Cuban and African Americans in a World of Empire and Jim Crow (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

2010

Dr. Pier M Larson, Ocean of Letters: Language and Creolization in an Indian Ocean Diaspora (Cambridge Univ. Press)

2009

Dr. Alexander X. Byrd, Captives and Voyagers: Black Migrants across the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic World (Louisiana State Univ. Press)

2008

Dr. Paul C. Johnson, Diaspora Conversions: Black Carib Religion and the Recovery of Africa (Univ. of California Press)

2007

Dr. Laura Rosanne Adderley, 'New Negroes from Africa': Slave Trade Abolition and Free African Settlement in the Nineteenth-Century Caribbean (Indiana Univ. Press)

2007

Dr. Sylviane Anna Diouf, Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America (Oxford Univ. Press)

2006

Dr. Kenneth Bilby, True-Born Maroons (Univ. Press of Florida)

2005

Dr. Melvin Patrick Ely, Israel on the Appomattox: A Southern Experiment in Black Freedom from the 1790s through the Civil War (Knopf)

2004

Dr. James H. Sweet, Recreating Africa: Culture, Kinship, and Religion in the African-Portuguese World, 1441-1770 (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

2003

Dr. Leslie M. Harris, In the Shadows of Slavery: African Americans in New York City, 1626-1863 (Univ. of Chicago Press)

2002

Dr. Julie P. Winch, A Gentleman of Color: The Life of James Forten (Oxford Univ. Press)

2001

Dr. Eric Arnesen, Brotherhoods of Color: Black Railroad Workers and the Struggle for Equality (Harvard Univ. Press)

2000

Dr. David Eltis, The Rise of African Slavery in the Americas (Cambridge Univ. Press)

1999

Dr. Kim D. Butler, Freedoms Given, Freedoms Won: Afro-Brazilians in Post-Abolition San Paulo and Salvador (Rutgers Univ. Press)

1998

Dr. Philip D. Morgan, Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

1997

Dr. W. Jeffrey Bolster, Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail (Harvard Univ. Press)

1997

Dr. Brenda G. Plummer, Rising Wind: Black Americans and U.S. Foreign Aid (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

1996

Dr. Gretchen J. Lemke-Santangelo, Abiding Courage: African American Migrant Women and the East Bay Community (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

1995

Dr. Aline Helg, Our Rightful Share: The Afro-Cuban Struggle for Equality, 1886-1912 (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

1994

Dr. Richard W. Thomas, Life for Us Is What We Make It: Building Black Community in Detroit, 1915-45 (Indiana Univ. Press)