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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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)


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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