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James A. Rawley Prize Winners

2017 Robert G. Parkinson, Binghamton University, The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution (published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture by the University of North Carolina Press

2016 Margaret Ellen Newell, Ohio State University, Brethren By Nature: New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery (Cornell University Press)

2015 Daniel Berger, University of Washington, Bothell, Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era (The University of North Carolina Press)

2014 Brenda E. Stevenson, University of California, Los Angeles, The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins: Justice, Gender, and the Origins of the LA Riots (Oxford University Press)

2013 Laura Briggs, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Somebody’s Children: The Politics of Transracial and Transnational Adoption (Duke University 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)

2011 Daniel Martinez HoSang, University of Oregon, Racial Propositions: Ballot Initiatives and the Making of Postwar California (University of California Press)

2010 Julie Greene, University of Maryland, College Park, The Canal Builders: Making America's Empire at the Panama Canal (The Penguin Press)

2009 Vincent Brown, Harvard University, The Reaper’s Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery (Harvard University Press)

2008 Susan Eva O'Donovan, Harvard University, Becoming Free in the Cotton South (Harvard University Press)

2007 Paul A. Kramer, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, The Blood of Government: Race, Empire, the United States, and the Phillippines (The University of North Carolina Press)

2006 James Edward Smethurst, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, The Black Arts Movement: Literary Nationalism in the 1960s and 1970s (University of North Carolina Press)

2005 Robert O. Self, Brown University, American Babylon: Race and the Struggle for Postwar Oakland (Princeton University Press)

2004 Barbara Ransby, University of Illinois at Chicago, Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision (University of North Carolina Press)

2003 Sharla M. Fett, Occidental College, Working Cures: Healing, Health, and Power on Southern Slave Plantations (University of North Carolina Press)

Shane White, University of Sydney, Stories of Freedom in Black New York (Harvard University Press)

2002 J. William Harris, University of New Hampshire, Deep Souths: Delta, Piedmont and Sea Island Society in the Age of Segregation (Johns Hopkins University Press)

David W. Blight, Amherst College, Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory (Harvard University Press)

2001 Sherry L. Smith, Southern Methodist University, Reimagining Indians: Native Americans through Anglo Eyes 1880–1940 (Oxford University 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)

1999 Brian Ward, Just My Soul Responding: Rhythm and Blues, Black Consciousness, and Race Relations (University of California Press)

1998 Daryl Michael Scott, Contempt and Pity: Social Policy and the Image of the Damaged Black Psyche, 1880–1996 (University of North Carolina Press)

1997 Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore, Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896–1920 (The University of North Carolina Press)

1996 Peter W. Bardaglio, Reconstructing the Household: Families, Sex, and the Law in the Nineteenth Century South (The University of North Carolina Press)

1995 Nancy MacLean, Behind the Mask of Chivalry: The Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan (Oxford University Press)

1994 Michael K. Honey, Southern Labor and Black Civil Rights: Organizing Memphis Workers (University of Illinois Press)

1993 Edward L. Ayers, The Promise of the New South: Life After Reconstruction (Oxford University Press)

1992 Richard White, The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650–1815 (Cambridge University Press)

Ramón A. Gutiérrez, When Jesus Came, the Corn Mothers Went Away: Marriage, Sexuality, and Power in New Mexico, 1500–1846 (Stanford University Press)

1991 Douglas Monroy, Thrown Among Strangers: The Making of Mexican Culture in Frontier California (University of California Press)

1990 Kenneth L. Karst, Belonging to America: Equal Citizenship and the Constitution (Yale University Press)