James A. Rawley Prize

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The James A. Rawley Prize is an annual book award made by the Organization of American Historians (OAH). The award goes to the best book dealing with the history of race relations in the United States.[1] The prize is given in memory of Professor James A. Rawley, Carl Adolph Happold Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.[2] The President of the OAH appoints three members annually to form the committee that makes the award.[3] The winning author receives $1000.00. In 1992, 2002, and 2003 the committee chose two winners.

In the table below, the link on the author is the most recent biographical information available. The link to the “Affiliation”—usually an academic institution appointment—is that affiliation at the time the award was given. In both instances, priority is given to a “Wikipedia” entry.


Year Winner Affiliation Title
1990 Kenneth L. Karstbio UCLA School of Law Belonging to America: Equal Citizenship and the Constitution (Yale University Press)
1991 Douglas Monroybio Colorado College Thrown Among Strangers: The Making of Mexican Culture in Frontier California (University of California Press)
1992 co-winner Richard White Stanford University The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815 (Cambridge University Press)
1992 co-winner Ramón A. Gutiérrez University of California, San Diego When Jesus Came, the Corn Mothers Went Away: Marriage, Sexuality, and Power in New Mexico, 1500-1846 (Stanford University Press)
1993 Edward L. Ayers University of Virginia The Promise of the New South: Life After Reconstruction (Oxford University Press)
1994 Michael K. Honeybio University of Washington, Tacoma Southern Labor and Black Civil Rights: Organizing Memphis Workers (University of Illinois Press)
1995 Nancy MacLeanbio Northwestern University Behind the Mask of Chivalry: The Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan (Oxford University Press)
1996 Peter W. Bardagliobio Goucher College Reconstructing the Household: Families, Sex, and the Law in the Nineteenth Century South (University of North Carolina Press)
1997 Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore Yale University Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920 (University of North Carolina Press)
1998 Daryl Michael Scottbio Columbia University Contempt and Pity: Social Policy and the Image of the Damaged Black Psyche, 1880-1996 (University of North Carolina Press)
1999 Brian Wardbio University of Newcastle upon Tyne Just My Soul Responding: Rhythm and Blues, Black Consciousness, and Race Relations (University of California Press)
2000 Timothy B. Tyson University of Wisconsin-Madison Radio Free Dixie: Robert F. Williams and the Roots of Black Power (University of North Carolina Press)
2001 Sherry L. Smithbio Southern Methodist University Reimagining Indians: Native Americans through Anglo Eyes 1880-1940 (Oxford University Press)
2002 co-winner J. William Harrisbio University of New Hampshire Deep Souths: Delta, Piedmont and Sea Island Society in the Age of Segregation (Johns Hopkins University Press)
2002 co-winner David W. Blight Amherst College Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory (Harvard University Press)
2003 co-winnter Sharla M. Fettbio Occidental College Working Cures: Healing, Health, and Power on Southern Slave Plantations (University of North Carolina Press)
2003 co-winner Shane Whitebio University of Sydney Stories of Freedom in Black New York (University of North Carolina Press)
2004 Barbara Ransbybio University of Illinois at Chicago Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision (University of North Carolina Press)
2005 Robert O. Self bio Brown University American Babylon: Race and the Struggle for Postwar Oakland (Princeton University Press)
2006 James Edward Smethurstbio University of Massachusetts Amherst The Black Arts Movement: Literary Nationalism in the 1960s and 1970s (University of North Carolina Press)
2007 Paul A. Kramerbio University of Michigan, Ann Arbor The Blood of Government: Race, Empire, the United States, and the Philippines (University of North Carolina Press)
2008 Susan Eva O'Donovanbio Harvard University Becoming Free in the Cotton South (Harvard University Press)
2009 Vincent Brown Harvard University The Reaper’s Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery (Harvard University Press)
2010 Julie Greenebio University of Maryland, College Park The Canal Builders: Making America's Empire at the Panama Canal (The Penguin Press)
2011 Daniel Martinez HoSang University of Oregon Racial Propositions: Ballot Initiatives and the Making of Postwar California (University of California Press)
2012 Cindy Hahamovitch College of William & Mary No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor (Princeton University Press)
2013 Laura Briggs University of Massachusetts, Amherst Somebody's Children: The Politics of Transracial and Transnational Adoption (Duke University Press)


  1. ^ "Organization of American Historians (OAH) James A. Rawley Prize". The Organization of American Historians: Programs & Resources: OAH Awards and Prizes. The Organization of American Historians. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  2. ^ "James A. Rawley Prize". American Historical Association: Awards & Grants: Awards & Prizes. American Historical Association. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  3. ^ http://www.oah.org/about/committees/awards.html#rawley[dead link]

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