Frederick Douglass and Scotland, 1846: Living an Antislavery Life

by Alasdair Pettinger

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Judges' Comments:

'Timely and engaging account of a short period in the remarkable life of a fugitive from American slavery which reveals awkward ambiguities in the attitudes to slavery and slave owing of prominent Scottish institutions, above all the Free Church.'

Edinburgh University Press:'

We are absolutely delighted to have Frederick Douglass and Scotland, 1846 nominated for this prestigious award.’

Alasdair Pettinger:

 'I am thrilled that "Frederick Douglass and Scotland, 1846" has been shortlisted for the Saltire History Book of the Year Award 2019.'