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Book awards: Ray Allen Billington Prize

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Works (20)

The Plains Across: The Overland Emigrants and the Trans-Mississippi West, 1840-60 by John D. Unruh1981
The Mexican Frontier, 1821-1846: The American Southwest Under Mexico by David J. Weber1983
The Great Father: The United States Government and the American Indians by Francis Paul Prucha1985
Phil Sheridan and His Army by Paul Andrew Hutton1987
Indian Survival on the California Frontier by Albert L. Hurtado1989
American Exodus: The Dust Bowl Migration and Okie Culture in California by James N. Gregory1991
The Ordeal of the Longhouse: The Peoples of the Iroquois League in the Era of European Colonization by Daniel K. Richter1993
The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America by John Putnam Demos1995
The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers, & the Rush to Colorado by Elliott Westco-winner, 1999
Days of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the American Nation by Malcolm J. Rohrboughco-winner, 1999
Reinventing Free Labor: Padrones and Immigrant Workers in the North American West, 1880-1930 by Gunther Peck2001
Print the Legend: Photography and the American West by Martha A. Sandweiss2003
One Vast Winter Count: The Native American West before Lewis and Clark by Colin G. Calloway2005
Coyote Nation: Sexuality, Race, and Conquest in Modernizing New Mexico, 1880-1920 (Worlds of Desire: The Chicago Series on Sexuality, Gender, and Culture) by Pablo Mitchell2007
Emerald City : An Environmental History of Seattle by Matthew Klingle2009
The Father of All: The de la Guerra Family, Power, and Patriarchy in Mexican California (Western Histories) by Louise Pubols2011
Re-Dressing America's Frontier Past by Peter Boag2013
Trees in Paradise: A California History by Jared Farmer2015
The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire by Karl Jacoby2017
The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America by Beth Lew-Williams2019

Award description

The Ray Allen Billington Prize is given biennially by the Organization of American Historians to the author of the best book about American frontier history, which is defined broadly to include the pioneer periods of all geographical areas, and comparisons between American frontiers and others. Ray Allen Billington was president of the OAH 1962-1963.
The prize was not given in 1997.



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