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Western Historical Quarterly

The Western Historical Quarterly is the official, peer-reviewed journal of the Western History Association. Reflecting the association's mission to cultivate diverse scholarship, the Western Historical Quarterly publishes original articles dealing with the North American West, undefined expansion and colonization, indigenous histories, regional studies (including western Canada, northern Mexico, Alaska, and Hawaii), and transnational, comparative, and borderland histories. Articles undergo rigorous peer review and appear online as part of JSTOR’s Current Scholarship Program. Back issues can be found online through most libraries on JSTOR and Ebsco Host. The journal was produced and published by Utah State University's Department of History from 1969 to 2015. In 2016, the journal will transfer to the University of Oklahoma, under the direction of in-coming editor and Pulitzer Prize nominee, Anne Hyde. The journal will be published by Oxford University Press.  For more information about the Western Historical Quarterly please visit the website HERE. Contact the WHQ staff at western.historical.quarterly.1@ou.edu .


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 Western History and the Midwest Virtual Issue

As we thought about what to put in our first “digital extra” to give context to the Western History Association Annual Meeting in St. Paul, we decided to look at how the Western Historical Quarterly has covered the Midwest over its 47 years.
We discovered a great wealth of material. However, like so many before us, we began to debate where the Midwest is or was and whether it includes the Dakotas or Oklahoma or Saskatchewan. So we stuck to Minnesota and its borderlands. We hope you enjoy these pieces that showcase the WHQ, its long interest in Minnesota as western and midwestern, and the fine historians who have written about it. We also noticed that we had few articles about labor issues in the Midwest or about white ethnic groups, both crucial to understanding the region, so we added two “classic” articles from the Journal of American History (a sister Oxford University Press journal). We’re hoping this will inspire more research and writing about the West, the Mexican North, the Midwest, the Canadian South or North America, and the broad set of passions that brings us together in St. Paul.

The WHQ Editorial Staff


WHQ Fellowship Announcement


The Western History Association announces that the Western Historical Quarterly will move to the University of Oklahoma History Department January 2016

Excerpted and adapted/edited from a letter to the WHA membership written by 2015 President Elizabeth Jameson:

     "I am delighted to announce that the Western Historical Quarterly has secured a new editor, institutional home and publisher. The WHQ will move to the University of Oklahoma effective January 1, 2016. Anne Hyde will join the OU history faculty and will serve as editor of the Quarterly. The journal will be published by Oxford University Press.

The journal will enjoy the editorial leadership of Anne Hyde, a historian of extraordinary talents and academic stature; substantial institutional and professional support at the University of Oklahoma (OU), one of the leading centers of western history scholarship; and the marketing and publishing support of Oxford University Press (OUP), a leading publisher of academic journals, including the American Historical Review, Environmental History, and the Journal of American History.

All of these promising circumstances required the hard work of many talented people. On behalf of the WHA, I thank: Al Hurtado, Janet Fireman, and Durwood Ball who solicited proposals from the leading publishers of history journals; Jeff Ostler, Susan Gray, Marsha Weisiger, Karen Leong, and Elliott West, who conducted the search for a new institutional home; and David Wrobel, Kathy Brosnan and their colleagues at OU who generated the institutional support and enthusiasm for the undertaking and shepherded the somewhat awkward process of inviting applications to edit a journal before OU had been selected to house it. I am grateful, too, to John Heaton, Executive Director extraordinaire, and the WHA Council for helping to guide the process through to completion.

Most of all, of course, on behalf of WHA members past and present, I thank David Rich Lewis, Colleen O’Neill and their predecessors at Utah State University who established the Western Historical Quarterly as the flagship journal in western history and who have made it a model teaching publication."

Betsy Jameson
President, Western History Association  
                                         





Anne Hyde

Editor

anne.hyde@ou.edu



David Rich Lewis

Executive Editor

david.r.lewis@usu.edu



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Award-winning articles from the
Western Historical Quarterly

Bert Fireman and Janet Fireman Award Winners

Oscar O. Winther Award Winners

2014: Bolton-Cutter Award. Western History Association.
"The Line of Liberty: Runaway Slaves and Fugitive Peons in the Texas-Mexico Borderlands," by James David Nichols, WHQ Winter 2013.

2014: Judith Lee Ridge Prize. Western Association of Women Historians.
"A Town Full of Dead Mexicans: The Salinas Valley Bracero Tragedy of 1963, the End of the Bracero Program, and the Evolution of California's Chicano Movement," by Lori A. Flores, WHQ Summer 2013.

2013: Judith Lee Ridge Prize. Western Association of Women Historians.
"Border Control and Sexual Policing: White Slavery and Prostitution along the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1903–1910," by Grace Peña Delgado, WHQ Summer 2012.

2013: Joan Jensen / Darlis Miller Prize. Coalition for Western Women's History.
"Border Control and Sexual Policing: White Slavery and Prostitution along the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1903–1910," by Grace Peña Delgado, WHQ Summer 2012.

2013: Bolton-Cutter Award. Western History Association.
"Border Control and Sexual Policing: White Slavery and Prostitution along the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1903–1910," by Grace Peña Delgado, WHQ Summer 2012.

2013: Arrell M. Gibson Award. Western History Association.
"Comparing American and Russian Internal Colonization: The ‘Touch of Civilisation’ on the Sioux and Kazakhs,” by Steven Sabol, WHQ Spring 2012.

2013: Robert F. Heizer Award. American Society for Ethnohistory.
"Provisioning the HBC: Market Economies in the British Buffalo Commons in the Early Nineteenth Century,” by George Colpitts, WHQ Summer 2012.

2013: Aboriginal History Study Group, Best Article/Chapter PrizeCanadian Historical Association
"Divided Waters: Heiltsuk Spatial Management of Herring Fisheries and the Politics of Native Sovereignty," Miles Powell, WHQ Winter 2012.

2013: Spur Award for Best Western Short NonfictionWestern Writers of America
"Marathoner Louis Tewanima and the Continuity of Hopi Running, 1908–1912," Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert, WHQ Autumn 2012.

2012: Oral History Association Article Award, Honorable Mention. Oral History Association.
"Blacks on Brown: Intra-Community Debates Over School Desegregation in Topeka, Kansas, 1941-1955,” by Charise Cheney, WHQ Winter 2011.

2012: Arrell M. Gibson Award. Western History Association.
"Indian or Freedman?: Enrollment, Race, and Identity in the Choctaw Nation, 1896–1907," by Jesse T. Schreier, WHQ Winter 2011.

2012: Judith Lee Ridge Prize. Western Association of Women Historians.
“Blacks on Brown: Intra-Community Debates Over School Desegregation in Topeka, Kansas, 1941-1955,” by Charise Cheney, WHQ Winter 2011.

2011: Arrell M. Gibson Award. Western History Association.
"Making Indian Land in the Allotment Era: Northern California's Indian Rancherias," by Kahl Schneider,WHQ Winter 2010.

2010: Berkshire Conference Article Prize. Berkshire Conference of Women Historians.
"Reconciliation and Restitution in the American West," by Sherry L. Smith, WHQ Spring 2010.

2010: LeRoy S. Axland Memorial Foundation Best Utah History Article AwardUtah Historical Society.
"Race, Religion, and Citizenship in Mormon Country: Native Hawaiians in Salt Lake City, 1869-1889," by Matthew Kester, WHQ Spring 2009.

2010: Bolton-Cutter Award. Western History Association
"The Citizenship Sacrifice: Mexican Americans, the Saunders-Leonard Report, and the Politics of Immigration, 1951-1952," by Carlos Kevin Blanton, WHQ Autumn 2009.

2009: Arrell M. Gibson AwardWestern History Association. 
"California's Yuki Indians: Defining Genocide in Native American History," by Benjamin Madley, WHQAutumn 2008.

2008: Oral History Association Article Award. Oral History Association
"Fighting to Stay in Smeltertown: Lead Contamination and Environmental Justice in a Mexican American Community," by Monica Perales, WHQ Spring 2008.

2008: Joan Jensen / Darlis Miller Prize. Coalition for Western Women's History
"The Pachuca Panic: Sexual and Cultural Battlegrounds in World War II Los Angeles," by Elizabeth R. Escobedo, WHQ Summer 2007.

2007: Theodore C. Blegen Award. Forest History Society.
"A New Game in the North: Alaska Native Reindeer Herding, 1890-1940," by Roxanne Willis, WHQAutumn 2006.

2007: Wayne D. Rasmussen Award. Agricultural History Society.
"A New Game in the North: Alaska Native Reindeer Herding, 1890-1940," by Roxanne Willis, WHQAutumn 2006.

2007: Utah State Historical Society Award. Utah State Historical Society. 
"Branding Utah: Industrial Tourism in the Postwar American West, by Susan Sessions Rugh, WHQWinter 2006.

2007: Bolton-Kinnaird Award. Western History Association.
"The Crimes and Consequences of Illegal Immigration: A Cross-border Examination of Operation Wetback, 1943-1954,” by Kelly Lytle Hernandez, WHQ Winter 2006.

2007: Michael P. Malone Award. Western History Association.
"Branding Utah: Industrial Tourism in the Postwar American West,” by Susan Sessions Rugh, WHQWinter 2006.

2006: Oral History Association Article Award. Oral History Association.
"American in the Hand, Homeland in the Heart: Transnational and Translocal Immigrant Experiences in the American West," by Elliott R. Barkan, WHQ Autumn 2004.

2006: Theodore C. Blegen AwardForest History Society.
"The Weedy West: Mobile Nature, Boundaries, and Common Space in the Montana Landscape," by Mark Fiege, WHQ Spring 2005.

2006: Arrell M. Gibson AwardWestern History Association.
"Maternal Colonialism: White Women and Indigenous Child Removal in the American West and Australia, 1880-1940," by Margaret D. Jacobs, WHQ Winter 2005.

2006: Arrington-Prucha Prize in Western American Religious History.Western History Association.
"Resistance and Accommodation in a Border Parish," by Anthony Mora, WHQ Autumn 2005.

2006: Wayne D. Rasmussen Award. The Agricultural History Society.
"The Weedy West: Mobile Nature, Boundaries, and Common Space in the Montana Landscape," by Mark Fiege, WHQ Spring 2005.

2006: Alice Hamilton PrizeAmerican Society for Environmental History
"The Weedy West: Mobile Nature, Boundaries, and Common Space in the Montana Landscape," by Mark Fiege, WHQ Spring 2005.

2005: Theodore C. Blegen Award. Forest History Society. 
"The View from Sand Island: Reconsidering the Peripheral Economy," by James Feldman, WHQAutumn 2004.

2005: Bolton-Kinnaird AwardWestern History Association. 
"Texas Rangers, Canadian Mounties, and the Policing of the Transnational Industrial Frontier, 1885-1910," by Andrew Graybill, WHQ Summer 2004.

2004: Bolton-Kinnaird AwardWestern History Association
"The Tohono O'odham, Wage Labor, and Resistant Adaptation, 1900-1930," by Eric V. Meeks, WHQWinter 2003

2004: Spur Award for Best Western Short NonfictionWestern Writers of America
"Reconstructing Race," by Elliott West, WHQ Spring 2003.

2003: Arrell M. Gibson AwardWestern History Association.
"Turning the Tables on Assimilation: Oglala Lakotas and the Pine Ridge Day Schools, 1889--1920s," by Thomas G. Andrews, WHQ Winter 2002.

2003: Arrington-Prucha Prize in Western American Religious HistoryWestern History Association. 
"Protestantism, Progress, and Prosperity: John P. Clum and 'Civilizing' the U.S.Southwest," by Douglas Firth Anderson, WHQ Autumn 2002.

2002: Arrell M. Gibson AwardWestern History Association.
"They Mean To Be Indian Always: The Origins of Columbia River Indian Identity, 1860--1885," by Andrew H. Fisher, WHQ Winter 2001.

2001: James Madison PrizeThe Society for History in the Federal Government.
"Power Relations:  Western Rural Electric Cooperatives and the New Deal," by Brian Q. Cannon,WHQ Summer 2000.

2000: James Madison PrizeThe Society for History in the Federal Government.
"In Search of the 'Federal Presence' in the American West," by Karen R. Merrill, WHQ Winter 1999.

1999: Theodore C. Blegen Award, Forest History Society.
"El Nino and Vanishing Salmon:  Culture, Nature, History, and the Politics of Blame," by Joseph E. Taylor III, WHQ  Winter 1998.

1998: Theodore C. Blegen Award, Forest History Society.
"The 1932 Handshake Agreement: Yakama Indian Treaty Rights and Forest Service Policy in the Pacific Northwest," by Andrew H. Fisher, WHQ Summer 1997.

1998: Joan Jensen / Darlis Miller Prize, Coalition of Western Women's Historians.
"'No Place for a Woman': Engendering Western Canadian Settlement," by Catherine A. Cavanaugh,WHQ Winter 1997.

1996: Joan Jensen / Darlis Miller Prize, Coalition for Western Women's History.
"Texas Newspapers and Chicana Workers' Activism, 1919-1974," by Irene Ledesma, WHQ Autumn 1995.

1994: Bryant Spann Memorial PrizeEugene V. Debs Foundation.
"'Padrones and Protest: 'Old' Radicals and 'New' Immigrants in Bingham, Utah, 1905-1912," by Gunther Peck, WHQ May 1993.

1994: Don D. Walker PrizeWestern Literature Association
"'A Memory Sweet to Soldiers': The Significance of Gender in the History of the 'American West'," by Susan Lee Johnson, WHQ November 1993.

1994: Joan Jensen / Darlis Miller Prize, Coalition for Western Women's History.
“'A Memory Sweet to Soldiers': The Significance of Gender in the History of the 'American West'," by Susan Lee Johnson, WHQ November 1993.

1991: Joan Jensen / Darlis Miller Prize, Coalition for Western Women's History.
"'At Their Peril'---Utah Law and the Case of Plural Wives, 1850-1900," by Carol Cornwall Madsen,WHQ November 1990.

1991: Bolton-Kinnaird AwardWestern History Association.
“The Mexican Boundary Survey Team: Pedro Garcia Conde in California,” by Harry P. Hewitt, WHQMay 1990

1986: Herbert E. Bolton AwardWestern History Association.
“Finding the Way Home: Spanish Exploration of the Round-Trip Route across the Pacific Ocean,” by Harry Kelsey, WHQ April 1986.

1982: Herbert E. Bolton AwardWestern History Association.
“‘Hardly a Farm House---A Kitchen without Them‘: Indian and White Households on the California Borderland Frontier in 1860,” by Albert L. Hurtado, WHQ July 1982.

1977: Herbert E. Bolton AwardWestern History Association.
“Californios and the Image of Indolence,” by David J. Langum, WHQ April 1978.

1976: Herbert E. Bolton AwardWestern History Association.
“Massacre at San Pedro de la Cueva: The True Significance of Pancho Villa‘s Disastrous Sonora Campaign,” by Thomas H. Naylor, WHQ April 1977.

1974: Herbert E. Bolton AwardWestern History Association.
“A Rare and Desolate Land: Population and Race in Hispanic California,” by Daniel Garr, WHQ April 1975.

1973: Herbert E. Bolton AwardWestern History Association.
“Friars versus Bureaucrats: The Mission as a Threatened Institution on the Arizona-Sonora Frontier, 1767-1842,” by John L. Kessell, WHQ April 1974.

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