Heather Ann Thompson wins Bancroft Prize for History for 'Blood in the Water'
"Bancroft Prize for History Awarded to 3 Scholars" - New York Times. 3/14/2017.
PSC researcher Heather Ann Thompson was one of three recipients of the 2017 Bancroft Prize for History. She received the award for her book "Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy" (Pantheon), which drew on extensive documentation - some never before seen by scholars - in reconstructing the uprising and retaking of the prison and the historical and legal aftermath.