Organization of American Historians (OAH) James A. Rawley Prize

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 1, 2019

The James A. Rawley Prize is given annually by the Organization of American Historians to the author of the best book dealing with the history of race relations in the United States. The prize is given in memory of Professor James A. Rawley, Carl Adolph Happold Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Each entry must be published during the period January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.

The award will be presented at the 2020 OAH Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., April 2–5.

Submission Procedures

One copy of each entry, clearly labeled “2020 James A. Rawley Prize Entry,” must be mailed directly to the committee members listed below. Each committee member must receive all submissions postmarked by October 1, 2019.

Bound page proofs may be used for books to be published after October 1, 2019 and before January 1, 2020. If a bound page proof is submitted, a bound copy of the book must be mailed directly to the committee members listed below postmarked no later than January 7, 2020. (Please see “Submission Policy” at right.)

If a book carries a copyright date that is different from the publication date, but the actual publication date falls during the correct timeframe making it eligible, please include a letter of explanation from the publisher with each copy of the book sent to the committee members.

The final decision will be made by the James A. Rawley Prize Committee by February 2020. The winner will be provided with details regarding the OAH Annual Meeting and awards presentation. By applying for this prize, you are agreeing to OAH’s use of your data however it is needed in the normal course of business if selected as winner or honorable mention. ​Read our privacy policy here​.

James A. Rawley Prize Committee

Kimberly Fain (Committee Chair)
Texas Southern University
3100 Cleburne Avenue
English Department, MLK Suite 107
Houston, TX 77004

Deborah Cohen
3943 Fairview Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63116
[Affiliation: University of Missouri–St. Louis]

Mario Sifuentez
University of California, Merced
School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and the Arts
5200 North Lake Drive
Merced, CA 95340

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 1, 2019

List of Past Winners