James A. Rawley Prize Recipients
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 prize was established 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.
2013 Rawley Prize
W. Jeffrey Bolster, Univ. of New Hampshire
The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail (Belknap Press of Harvard Univ. Press)
The Mortal Sea hits readers with the saline smack of the ocean, providing the most Atlantic of Atlantic histories, at once fascinating and deeply troubling. Lucid, penetrating, relentless, this book trawls deep historical research to expose the history of Atlantic fishing and its consequences. Demonstrating powerfully the costs of oceanic exploitation, it is a work of surpassing historical and contemporary importance, making us all mindful of the price paid for “changes in the sea.”