OAH preview

Founded in 1907, the Organization of American Historians (OAH) is the largest professional society dedicated to the teaching and study of American history.

OAH’s annual conference this year is in Sacramento, California, on April 12-14. Editor-in-Chief Alisa Plant will be there representing UNP at booth 406.

On Saturday from 1:00-2:30 p.m. the Many Wests series editors will host the session, “State of the Field: Western History.” One of our newest series, Many Wests will be a destination series for distinguished scholarship in the history of the American West, broadly construed.

Stop by the booth to check out some the latest books in the field!



Unpopular Sovereignty: Mormons and the Federal Management of Early Utah Territory 

Brent M. Rogers

“An essential part of the library of anyone interested in the American West or Utah and the Mormons.”—Richard H. Jackson, Western Historical Quarterly



Política: Nuevomexicanos and American Political Incorporation, 1821–1910

Phillip B. Gonzales

“With the knowledge that this book focuses on the first thirty years of the American period of New Mexico history, historians will find Política a detailed and valuable contribution to our understanding of Nuevomexicanos that expands our horizons beyond the previous political histories of Americano leaders in this same era.”—Cameron L. Saffell, Southwestern Historical Quarterly



Producing Predators: Wolves, Work, and Conquest in the Northern Rockies

Michael D. Wise

Producing Predators should be on the short list for scholars interested in further exploring the tensions embedded in Western history, particularly the convoluted intersections between labor, race, and ecology that Wise so deftly uncovers in his first book.”—Frank Van Nuys, Annals of Wyoming



Homesteading the Plains: Toward a New History

Richard Edwards, Jacob K. Friefeld, and Rebecca S. Wingo
“Homesteading looms large in the folklore and memories of European settlement of the North American Great Plains, but has almost disappeared from professional research and writing, including mainstream US history textbooks. These three authors aim to revise the standardized views of homesteading. . . . Every library with any interest in frontier/western/Great Plains history should have a copy of this book.”—S. D. Reschly, CHOICE



If you’re hungry for local California history at this meeting, here are some important regional biographies you can find at booth 406!





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