James A. Rawley Prize
The James A. Rawley Prize in Atlantic History was created in 1998 in accordance with the terms of a gift from James A. Rawley, Carl Adolph Happold Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. It is offered annually to recognize outstanding historical writing that explores aspects of integration of Atlantic worlds before the 20th century. The general rules for submission are:
- Only books of a high scholarly and literary merit will be considered. Research accuracy and originality are also important factors in the evaluation of the books.
- Books with an imprint of 2014 are eligible for the 2015 award.
- Nominators must complete the online Data Collection Form for each book submitted.
- One copy of each entry must be sent to each of the following committee members and clearly labeled “Rawley Prize Entry.” Electronic copies may be sent only to committee members who have indicated they will accept them.
Please Note: Entries must be postmarked or transmitted by May 15, 2015, to be eligible for the 2015 competition. Entries will not be returned. Recipients will be announced at the January 2016 AHA annual meeting in Atlanta.
For questions, please contact the Prize Administrator.
Review committee contact information for the next prize year will be posted by March 31.
2014 Rawley Prize
Aaron Spencer Fogleman, Northern Illinois Univ.
Two Troubled Souls: An Eighteenth-Century Couple's Spiritual Journey in the Atlantic World (Univ. of North Carolina Press)
Two Troubled Souls is the gripping account of a restless missionary couple who left Europe behind for adventures in North America and the Greater Caribbean. Providing deep insights into their private lives, Aaron Fogleman expertly reconstructs through sources in four languages and nine archives in three countries the disease environments they entered, the religious landscapes they traversed, and the forms of unfreedom they witnessed as they crisscrossed the Atlantic world.