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

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 1, 2022

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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, 2022 through December 31, 2022.

The award will be presented at the 2023 OAH Conference on American History in Los Angeles, CA, March 30–April 2.

Submission Procedures

One copy of each entry, clearly labeled “2023 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, 2022.

Bound page proofs may be used for books to be published after October 1, 2022 and before January 1, 2023. 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, 2023. (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 2023. The winner will be provided with details regarding the OAH Conference on American History and awards presentation.

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James A. Rawley Prize Committee

Yuichiro Onishi (Committee Chair)
[Affiliation: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities]
Please contact for mailing address [and provide title(s) you are submitting for consideration so the committee can verify that all books have been received]: ohni0001@umn.edu

Daniel Berger
[Affiliation: University of Washington, Bothell]
Please contact for mailing address: daberger@uw.edu

Margaret Ellen Newell
Ohio State University
Department of History
230 Annie and John Glenn Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1311

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 1, 2022

Please send as soon as possible to allow for any mail delays that might occur.

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