Today, Associate Professor Elena Schneider was announced as the winner of the Murdo J. MacLeod Book Prize by the Latin American and Caribbean Section (LACS) of the Southern Historical Association. This prestigious prize was awarded for Schneider’s 2019 title, The Occupation of Havana: War, Trade, and Slavery in the Atlantic World.
Of The Occupation, Dr. Tiffany A. Sippial, President of LACS-SHA, writes:
In this compelling and elegant narrative, Professor Schneider reframes our understanding of the occupation of Havana, taking it out of the narrow confines of the Seven Years’ War and re-contextualizing it within the long eighteenth century. In so doing, she reveals the influence on Cuba of the tangled relations between the British and Spanish Empires prior to the war, the crucial contributions of the enslaved and free people of color throughout, and reverberations of the British siege that echoed through the decades. This is Atlantic and Caribbean history at its best.
Elena Schneider’s work will be recognized at the 2019 LACS luncheon in Louisville on November 9. Click here to read about past winners. Congratulations, Elena!