2021 Cundill History Prize Shortlist Announced

The eight shortlisted books for the 2021 Cundill History Prize has been announced. The history prize, administered by McGill University, comes with a $75,000 prize for the winner and $10,000 prizes each to the two runners-up. The 2021 finalists will be announced on October 20 and the winner will be announced as part of the Cundill History Prize Festival on December 2.

The shortlist is as follows:

  • The Loss of Hindustan: The Invention of India by Manan Ahmed Asif (Harvard University Press)
  • Survivors: Children’s Lives After the Holocaust by Rebecca Clifford (Yale University Press)
  • The Horde: How the Mongols Changed the World by Marie Favereau (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press)
  • Underground Asia: Global Revolutionaries and the Assault on Empire by Tim Harper (Allen Lane)
  • Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All by Martha Jones (Basic Books)
  • Blood on the River: A Chronicle of Mutiny and Freedom on the Wild Coast by Marjoleine Kars (The New Press)
  • An Infinite History: The Story of a Family in France over Three Centuries by Emma Rothschild (Princeton University Press)
  • White Freedom: The Racial History of an Idea by Tyler Stovall (Princeton University Press)

Read more about each title here.

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