Ray Allen Billington Prize Winners

2019

Beth Lew-Williams, Princeton University, The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America (Harvard University Press)

2017

Karl Jacoby, Columbia University, The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire (W. W. Norton  Company)

2015

Jared Farmer, Stony Brook University, SUNY, Trees in Paradise: A California History (W.W. Norton & Company)

2013

Peter Boag, Washington State University, Re-Dressing America’s Frontier Past (University of California Press)

2011

Louise Pubols, Oakland Museum of California, The Father of All: The de la Guerra Family, Power, and Patriarchy in Mexican California (University of California Press/The Huntington Library)

2009

Matthew Klingle, Bowdoin College, Emerald City: An Environmental History of Seattle (Yale University Press)

2007

Pablo R. Mitchell, Oberlin College, Coyote Nation: Sexuality, Race, and Conquest in Modernizing New Mexico, 1880–1920 (The University of Chicago Press)

2005

Colin G. Calloway, Dartmouth College, One Vast Winter Count: The Native American West before Lewis and Clark (University of Nebraska Press).

2003

Martha A. Sandweiss, Amherst College, Print the Legend: Photography and the American West (Yale University Press)

2001

Gunther Peck, Reinventing Free Labor: Padrones and Immigrant Workers in the North American West, 1880–1930 (Cambridge University Press)

1999

Malcolm J. Rohrbough, Days of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the American Nation (University of California Press)

Elliott West, The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers, and the Rush to Colorado (University Press of Kansas)

1997

No award given.

1995

John P. Demos, The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.)

1993

Daniel K. Richter, The Ordeal of the Longhouse: The Peoples of the Iroquois League in the Era of European Colonization (The University of North Carolina Press for the Institute of Early American History and Culture)

1991

James N. Gregory, American Exodus: The Dust Bowl Migration and Okie Culture in California (Oxford University Press)

1989

Albert L. Hurtado, Indian Survival on the California Frontier (Yale University Press)

1987

Paul Andrew Hutton, Phil Sheridan and His Army (The University of Nebraska Press)

1985

Francis Paul Prucha, S.J., The Great Father (The University of Nebraska Press)

1983

David Weber, The Mexican Frontier, 1821–1846: The American Southwest Under Mexico (The University of New Mexico Press)

1981

John D. Unruh, The Plains Across (University of Illinois Press)