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Melvin Ely Wins Albert J. Beveridge Award and the Wesley-Logan Prize

Israel on the AppomattoxCongratulations to Professor Melvin Patrick Ely. His Israel on the Appomattox: A Southern Experiment in Black Freedom from the 1790s Through the Civil War received two awards from the American Historical Association: the Albert J. Beveridge Award for the best book on American history (including the United States, Canada, and Latin America) and the Wesley-Logan Prize for the best book on the history of the African diaspora. Israel on the Appomattox has previously received numerous other awards and honors including the Bancroft Prize.