Dan Berger Wins Organization of American Historians Book Prize


IAS faculty member Dan Berger won the 2015 James A. Rawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians (OAH) for Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era. The OAH praised Captive Nation as a "tightly argued and powerfully written book linking civil rights activism, prison radicalism, and a revolutionary tradition where prisons come to epitomize the corruption and violence at the heart of the prevailing regime." The Rawley prize is given to "the best book dealing with the history of race relations in the United States" published that year.