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Alternative Wests Special Issue of the Pacific Historical Review Free for a Limited Time


Our special issue, "Alternative Wests: Rethinking Manifest Destiny," with guest editor Andrew C. Isenberg, is available for free download. Contributors include Isenberg, Thomas Richards Jr., Rachel St. John & Sarah K.M. Rodriguez. Special bonus: George Sanchez's PCB-AHA presidential address. Free for a limited time from our publisher, University of California Press.

To view/dowload, please visit: http://phr.ucpress.edu/content/86/1


Marc Rodriguez, Editor

Joseph Smith Papers Conference

In 2017, the Joseph Smith Papers Project will release volumes five and six of the Documents Series, covering major events from the life of Joseph Smith during the years 1835-1839. To celebrate the publication of these volumes, the project invites paper proposals for a conference to be held on October 20, 2017 at the Church History Library in Salt Lake City. While paper proposals need not specifically be about Joseph Smith, they should draw from the corpus of his surviving documents from 1835-1839.

Charles Redd Center Visiting Scholar Award

The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University invites applications for its Visiting Scholar Program in Western Studies for 2017-2018.  University faculty of all ranks, independent scholars, freelance authors and other public intellectuals who are working on a significant article- or book-length study regarding the American West are eligible to apply for the position.  The Visiting Scholar may be in residence for 2-4 months.  The Center will provide a stipend of $2,500 per month for 2-4 months, office space, a networked computer, campus library and activity privileg

Center for the Study of the American West: Introducing the Jo Stewart Randel Grant

Launched in October of 2016, the Center for the Study of the American West (CSAW) at West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) is pleased to announce the Jo Stewart Randel Grant for scholars either from WTAMU or from outside institutions who would benefit from the use of the Research Center archives at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum or the Cornette Library on the WTAMU campus. Through this grant, CSAW seeks to promote interdisciplinary scholarship on the American West.

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:

- “Contingent Continent: Spatial and Geographic Arguments in the Shaping of the Nineteenth-Century United States,” by Rachel St. John

- “‘The Greatest Nation on Earth’: The Politics and Patriotism of the First Anglo American Immigrants to Mexican Texas, 1820-1824,” by Sarah K. M. Rodriguez

- “An Empire of Remedy: Vaccination, Natives, and Narratives in the North American West,” by Andrew C. Isenberg