Rugemer’s Slave Law wins WHA Bentley Book Prize

Edward Rugemer
Edward Rugemer’s recently published book, Slave Law and the Politics of Resistance in the Early Atlantic World, has been awarded the prestigious 2019 World History Association Bentley Book Prize.  In Slave Law, Rugemer has written a  comparative history spanning two hundred years of slave law and political resistance in Jamaica and South Carolina; his study illuminates the evolution and ultimate collapse of slave societies in the Atlantic World. 
The Jerry H. Bentley award recognizes outstanding works that reflect the WHA mission, to advance “scholarship and teaching within transnational, transregional, and transcultural perspectives, designed to prepare students and the public for an increasingly interdependent world.”  The prize is named for Jerry H. Bentley, who served as the first editor of the Journal of World History for two decades, in recogniion of his “significant contributions to the field of world history and the World History Association.”
Tuesday, June 11, 2019