New England Bound Winner of Merle Curti Prize and Finalist for Pulitzer

April 12, 2017

Wendy Warren's book New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America was a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in History for being "a groundbreaking study that alters our view of history by showing how deeply embedded slavery became in 17th-century northern colonies." New England Bound also won the 2017 Merle Curti Award for the best book published in American social history. Read an interview about her book on NPR.

The winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in History was Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson *95. Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It by Larrie D. Ferreiro was the other finalist.