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Charles S. Peterson

I am sad to report the death of Dr. Charles S. Peterson. Chas was the editor of the Western Historical Quarterly from 1980-89, and a longtime member of USU's History Department. He was a kind but exacting editor, a generous mentor, and a gracious human being. I will miss him greatly. His full obituary is available at this link: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/deseretnews/obituary-print.aspx?n=charles-peterson&pid=18... David Rich Lewis Utah State University

New Articles of Interest in the Pacific Historical Review

The Pacific Historical Review recently published the following articles that may interest H-West list subscribers:

 

- “Four Centuries of Imperial Succession in the Comprador Pacific,” by Jason Oliver Chang

- “‘Happy for John Hay That He Is Dead’: Chinese Students in America and the U.S. Recognition Policy for the Republic of China, 1909-1913,” by Daniel M. DuBois

- ”Borderlands Fortress: Newspaper Magnates, Preparedness, and the Rhetoric of Progress in World War I-Era Los Angeles,” by Maxwell Johnson

Seminar CFP: "Our Everyday Planet, or The Banality of Environmental Evil"

Please consider submitting a proposal for the "seminar" that we will be hosting at this year's meeting of the Association for the Study of Arts of the Present. The conference will take place 26-28 October in Oakland, CA. http://asap9.org 

"Our Everyday Planet, or The Banality of Environmental Evil"

HSSC 2017 Book Awards Application Deadline August 1, 2017

The Historical Society of Southern California offers three book awards each year. Applications for the 2017 Awards are due August 1, 2017. Books must be published in 2015 or 2016. Awards will be presented at the HSSC annual conference in 2018. The awards include:

The Norman Neuerburg Award which is presented to the author with the best book on California history that emphasizes the 19th century or earlier.

The Martin Ridge Award which is presented to the author with the best book on California history that emphasizes the twentieth century onward.

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