Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Prize Watch: The history Pulitzer

Historian and professor Heather Ann Thompson won the (American) Pulitzer Prize for History the other day for Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy, which combines a study of the horrific jail riot with an analysis of American prison policy and its crimes over several decades.

History News Network has more, and many links.

Since there can be History and Biography and General Nonfiction prizes at the Pulitzers, books are sometimes honoured under odd categories, but this time they seem to have got the history book in the right place.
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