David W. Blight

David W. Blight is Class of 1954 Professor of American History at Yale University. He is the author of numerous books, including Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory (2001), which won the Bancroft Prize, and a major biography of Frederick Douglass, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom (2018).


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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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