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December 19, 2011

David Chang, Finalist for ASA Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize


The Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize was established in 2002
and is awarded annually for the best-published first book in American
Studies that highlights the intersections of race with gender, class,
sexuality and/or nation.

The 2011 prizewinner is Cynthia M. Blair, I've Got to Make My Livin':
Black Women's Sex Work in Turn-of-the-Century Chicago (University of
Chicago Press, 2010).

Finalist mentions go to:

David Chang, The Color of the Land: Race, Nation, and the Politics
of Landownership in Oklahoma, 1832-1929
(University of North Carolina
Press, 2010)

Kelly Lytle Hernández, Migra! A History of the U.S. Border Patrol.
(University of California Press. 2010)

December 16, 2011

Evan Roberts Takes Freshmen to 19th Century Chicago

Students in Evan Roberts freshman seminar are immersing themselves in a different time and place -- 19th century Chicago.

Continue reading MN Daily: Students go back in time to 19th century Chicago

December 8, 2011

Caughey Western History Prize to Erika Lee

Western History Association has awarded the Caughey Western History Prize to Erika Lee for her book, Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America.