Get inspired at the 2016 Western History Association Annual Meeting (October 20-23, St. Paul, MN) with important Western History research from four UC Press journals: California History, Pacific Historical Review, Southern California Quarterly, and Boom: A Journal of California. In celebration of this conference, each journal is offering free access to a special selection of #WHA2016 content—from WHA award-winning articles to virtual issues.
2016 WHA attendees: Be sure to visit UC Press at booth #29 to see our full list of books and journals in Western History.
Editor: Josh Sides, California State University, Northridge
Under the stewardship of the California Historical Society for nearly one hundred years, California History is pleased to offer a special virtual issue on Nature in California History. The virtual issue features historical research on the demise of the Galapagos Turtle during and after the Gold Rush; salt harvesting in Alameda County; the rise of sweet pea cultivation at the turn-of-the-nineteenth-century; irrigation in late nineteenth-century Los Angeles; Bee-keeping in early twentieth-century Los Angeles; the intrigue surrounding the killing of the second-to-last grizzly bear in California in 1916; and the “sprawl” of Yosemite after World War II.
Editors: Marc Rodriguez and Brenda D. Frink, Portland State University
The official publication of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, the Pacific Historical Review has published dozens of award-winning articles. PHR is especially pleased to have been honored multiple times by the Western History Association. To celebrate two Western History Association prizes that will be awarded to PHR this year, we’re offering limited-time complimentary access to these new award-winning articles.
Ray Allen Billington Prize of the Western History Association
A Divide to Heal the Union: The Creation of the Continental Divide
James D. Drake, Vol. 84, No. 4 (November 2015): 409-47.
Jensen-Miller Award of the Western History Association
Editor: Merry Ovnick, California State University, Northridge
The flagship publication of the Historical Society of Southern California, Southern California Quarterly is pleased to present a special virtual issue on Home Strategies: Class, Race, Community, and Empowerment in 20th Century Los Angeles. Since the journal’s first publication in 1884, Southern California Quarterly has consistently published articles that address housing development, discrimination, and empowerment, a sampling of which is showcased in this virtual issue.
Editor: Jason Sexton, California State University, Fullerton
Led by guest editors Susan Moffat and Jonathan Crisman, and with contributions from UCLA and UC Berkeley’s Urban Humanities initiatives, Boom presents its Fall issue on “Urban Humanity.” The issue explores exciting and innovative ways that history, geography, and literature intersect with urban studies, art, and architecture to help us better engage with the world.
Read the entire issue for free at boom.ucpress.edu, and join the editors and contributors for special events in honor of the new publication.
Thursday, October 27, 5-7PM
UCLA, Perloff Hall courtyard, Los Angeles
Thursday, November 10, 5–7PM
UC Berkeley, 110 Wurster Hall, Berkeley