Ira Berlin

Until his death in 2018, Ira Berlin was one of the preeminent historians of American slavery. He was the author of Many Thousands Gone, Generations of Captivity, and Slaves Without Masters (The New Press). He co-edited Remembering Slavery (with Marc Favreau and Steven F. Miller), Families and Freedom (with Leslie S. Rowland), and Slavery in New York (with Leslie M. Harris), all published by The New Press. His books have won the Bancroft Prize, the Frederick Douglass Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize, among many other awards.

Books by Ira Berlin

Families and Freedom
A Documentary History of African-American Kinship in the Civil War Era

Ira Berlin, Leslie S. Rowland

Free at Last
A Documentary History of Slavery, Freedom, and the Civil War

Ira Berlin, Barbara J. Fields, Steven F. Miller, Joseph P. Reidy, Leslie S. Rowland

Remembering Slavery
African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Emancipation

Ira Berlin, Marc Favreau, Steven F. Miller

Slavery in New York

Ira Berlin, Leslie M. Harris

Slaves Without Masters
The Free Negro in the Antebellum South

Ira Berlin