The Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association congratulates the following PCB–AHA prize and award winners for 2016.
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):
James D. Drake, “A Divide to Heal the Union: The Creation of the Continental Divide,” Pacific Historical Review (November 2015, vol. 84, no. 4).
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):
Lawrence H. Kessler, “A Plantation upon a Hill: Or, Sugar without Rum: Hawai‘i’s Missionaries and the Founding of the Sugarcane Plantation System,” Pacific Historical Review (May 2015, vol. 84, no. 2).
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):
Mary Elizabeth Mendoza, “Unnatural Border: Race and Environment at the U.S.–Mexico Divide” (University of California, Davis, 2015).
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):
Lorraine K. Bannai, Seattle University School of Law, Enduring Conviction: Fred Korematsu and His Quest for Justice (University of Washington Press, 2015).
Keith David Watenpaugh, University of California, Davis, Bread From Stones: The Middle East and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism (University of California Press, 2015).
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):
Andrew R. Highsmith, Demolition Means Progress: Flint, Michigan, and the Fate of the American Metropolis (University of Chicago Press, 2015).
Our Annual Prizes & Awards