| United States Civil War history, African American literary criticism|
2013 (Harvard University Press)
Word by Word: Emancipation and the Act of Writing is a 2013 history book and analysis of writings by American slaves and former slaves. It was written by Christopher Hager and published by Harvard University Press.
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The book received the 2014 Frederick Douglass Book Prize from the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition (Yale University).