David Blight Receives Lincoln Book Prize for Race and Reunion

February 12, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—David W. Blight, the Class of 1959 Professor of History and Black Studies at Amherst College, has received the Lincoln Prize given by the Lincoln & Soldiers’ Institute at Gettysburg College for Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory ($29.95, 512 pp., Harvard University Press, Cambridge 2001). The prize is given annually to the best work on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era.