About the Rawley Conference
Professor Emeritus James A. Rawley was a member of the UNL History Department from 1964 until 2005. Specializing in the Civil War era and American race relations, Professor Rawley authored numerous books, including Race and Politics: Bleeding Kansas and the Coming of the Civil War and The Transatlantic Slave Trade: A History. He was a member of many professional organizations ranging from the Nebraska State Historical Society to the Organization of American Historians, which awards its annual Rawley Prize for distinguished scholarship in the field of American race relations. The Annual James A. Rawley Conference in the Humanities serves both as a way to honor Dr. Rawley, as well as encourage future scholarship in a variety of disciplines.