Blood in the Water wins 2017 Bancroft Prize

By Tim Cheng | March 15 2017 | Humanities & Social Sciences

Heather Ann Thompson, an historian at the University of Michigan has won the 2017 Bancroft Prize in History for Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy.

Blood in the Water is the first definitive account of the infamous 1971 Attica prison uprising, the state’s violent response, and the victims’ decades-long quest for justice—including information never released to the public.

Provost John H. Coatsworth will present Ms. Thompson with the $10,000 award at the Bancroft Prize dinner next month, hosted by Columbia University’s department of history and Columbia University Libraries. Established in 1948, the Bancroft Prize is considered one of the most distinguished academic awards in the field of history.

For more information about the Bancroft Prize, visit: http://news.columbia.edu/content/Columbia-Announces-Winners-of-2017-Bancroft-Prize-in-American-History-and-Diplomacy

Blood in the Water
The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy
978-1-4000-7824-0
WINNER OF THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE IN HISTORY 
$17.95 US
Aug 22, 2017
Paperback
752 Pages
Vintage