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Dr. Daina Berry awarded Best Book Prize by SHEAR for The Price for Their Pound of Flesh

Mon, August 27, 2018
Dr. Daina Berry awarded Best Book Prize by SHEAR for The Price for Their Pound of Flesh
Dr. Berry accepting SHEAR award

Congratulations to Dr. Daina Berry for winning the prestigious Best Book Prize from the Society of Historians of Early American Republic (SHEAR) for her book The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved from Womb to the Grave, in the Building of a Nation (Boston: Beacon Press, 2017).  According to the prize guidelines, Berry’s original monograph “makes a significant contribution to the historiography of the early American republic.” Berry’s research, says SHEAR, is “impeccable…and her interpretation here is most telling and imaginative and she successfully mines slave testimony and abolitionist literature to recover the experience and perspectives of the enslaved.” Read more about the award here and buy the book here.

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