David W. Blight

David William Blight (born 1949) is the Sterling Professor of History, of African American Studies, and of American Studies and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University. Previously, Blight was a professor of History at Amherst College, where he taught for 13 years. He has won several awards, including the Bancroft Prize and Frederick Douglass Prize for Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory, and the Pulitzer Prize and Lincoln Prize for Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom.

Books in order of publication:

Frederick Douglass’ Civil War: Keeping Faith in Jubilee. (1991)LSU Press.

Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory. (2001).Harvard University Press.

Beyond the Battlefield: Race, Memory, and the American Civil War. (2002). University of Massachusetts Press.

A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation. (2007). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era. (2011). Belknap Press.

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom. (2018). Simon & Schuster.

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