Congratulations are in order for Pacific Historical Review and three of its contributors who are being honored this week with awards from the Western History Association. This year’s WHA Awards (for which PHR has won three out of the seven awards for which it was eligible) continue an award-winning tradition at PHR:

  • PHR has received the WHA’s prestigious Billington Prize three out of the last four years
  • This is the second year in a row that PHR has received both the WHA’s Ruiz & Malone awards
  • Overall, PHR‘s articles have won six prizes this year (not counting the two PCB-AHA prizes, which UC Press sponsors)

Congratulations to this year’s PHR winners:

Ray Allen Billington Prize for best journal article in western history
Megan Asaka, “‘40-Acre Smudge’: Race and Erasure in Prewar Seattle

Vicki L. Ruiz Award for the best journal article on race in the North American West
William Gow, “A Night in Old Chinatown: American Orientalism, China Relief Fundraising, and the 1938 Moon Festival in Los Angeles” 

Michael P. Malone Award for the best article, essay, or commentary on state, provincial, or territorial history in North America appearing in a periodical publication
Katherine Ellinghaus, “The Moment of Release: The Ideology of Protection and the Twentieth-Century Assimilation Policies of Exemption and Competency in New South Wales and Oklahoma” 

In celebration, we are pleased to make these articles available to read for free online for a limited time. Please share using the WHA conference hashtag #WHA2019.