Monday, April 15, 2019
Independent Publisher Book Award to Newman for "Dark Inheritance"
Congratulations to Brooke N. Newman for receiving an Independent Publisher Book Award for A Dark Inheritance: Blood, Race, and Sex in Colonial Jamaica (Yale University Press). The book "shows how colonial racial ideologies rooted in fictions of blood ancestry at once justified hereditary African slavery and barred members of marginalized groups from claiming the inherited rights and liberties of British subjects." The Independent Book Publisher Awards "are designed to bring increased recognition to the deserving but often unsung titles published by independent authors and publishers."