The Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association congratulates the following PCB–AHA prize and award winners.
Pacific Historical Review Awards
The Louis Knott Koontz Memorial Award (most deserving contribution to the Pacific Historical Review, selected by the Board of Editors of the Review):
Catherine (Casey) Christensen, University of California, Irvine, for: “Mujeres Públicas: American Prostitutes in Baja California, 1910–1930” (May 2013, vol 82, no 2).
The W. Turrentine Jackson Prize (graduate student whose essay has been adjudged by the Editors of the Pacific Historical Review to be of outstanding quality):
Khalil Anthony Johnson, Jr., Yale University, for: “The Chinle Dog Shoots: Federal Governance and Grass–roots Politics in Postwar Navajo Country” (February 2014, vol 83, no 1).
Pacific Coast Branch Awards
The W. Turrentine Jackson Award (author of a dissertation judged to be the most outstanding on any aspect of the history of the American West in the twentieth century):
Philip van Huizen, University of British Columbia, for: “Flooding the Border: Development, Politics, and Environmental Controversy in the Canadian–Skagit Valley” (University of British Columbia, 2013).
Genevieve Carpio, University of Southern California, for: “From Citrus Belt to Inland Empire: Race, Place, and Mobility in Inland Southern California, 1880–2000” (University of Southern California, 2013).
The Norris and Carol Hundley Award (best book published in history during a calendar year by a scholar living in the region served by the Branch):
Billy G. Smith, Montana State University, for: Ship of Death: A Voyage that Changed the Atlantic World (Yale University Press, 2013).
The Pacific Coast Branch Award (best book submitted by a scholar who resides in the states and provinces from which the Branch draws its membership, offered only for first books, and usually to younger scholars):
Matthew L. Basso, University of Utah, for: Meet Joe Cooper: Masculinity and Race on Montana’s World War II Home Front (University of Chicago Press, 2013).
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