James A. Rawley Prize Winners

2019

Jeffrey C. Stewart, University of California, Santa Barbara, The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke (Oxford University Press)

2018

Kelly Lytle Hernández, University of California, Los Angeles, City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771–1965 (University of North Carolina Press)

Tiya Miles, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits (The New Press)

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)