Patchwork Freedoms wins James A. Rawley Prize

Congratulations to Dr. Adriana Chira, Associate Professor of History, whose book Patchwork Freedoms: Law, Slavery, and Race Beyond Cuba’s Plantations (Cambridge UP, 2022) has won the American Historical Association’s Rawley Prize. Named for James A. Rawley, the Carl Adolph Happold Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, this prize recognizes outstanding historical writing that explores aspects of integration of Atlantic worlds before the 20th century. Published as part of Cambridge’s Afro-Latin America series, Patchwork Freedoms has already won two other awards: Honorable Mention, Best Book, Nineteenth Century Section, from the Latin American Studies Association, and the 2023 Elsa Goveia Prize from the Association of Caribbean Historians.

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