James Oakes of the Graduate Center, City University of New York, was named the recipient of the 2013 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize for his book, Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865 (W. W. Norton & Company).
The Prize is awarded by Gettysburg College and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Oakes was chosen from 104 nominations as the 2013 recipient. He will receive $50,000 and a bronze replica of Augustus Saint-Gaudens' life-size bust "Lincoln the Man" in a ceremony April 10 in New York City. Oakes earns this honor in the midst of the country’s 150th commemoration of the American Civil War.
The announcement of the 2013 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize winner was carried in regional and national news outlets, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
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