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The Americas 60.4 (2004) 629-631

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Inter-American Notes

Awards, Fellowships, & Prizes

Conference on Latin American History

As announced at its luncheon on January 9, 2004 at the American Historical Association in Washington, D.C., the Conference on Latin American History recognized the superb achievement of the following scholars:

The Bolton-Johnson Prize (For best book in English on any significant aspect of Latin American History):
   Jean Franco, The Decline and Fall of the Lettered City: Latin America in the Cold War. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2002.
   Honorable Mention: John M. Hart, Empire and Revolution: The Americans in Mexico Since the Civil War (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2002).

The Conference on Latin American History Prize (For mostdistinguished article published other than in HAHR or The Americas):
   David Cahill, "The Virgin and the Inca: An Incaic Procession in the City of Cuzco in 1692," Ethnohistory 49:3 (Summer 2002): 611-649.
   Honorable Mention: Karen Vieira Powers, "Conquering Discourses of Sexual Conquest: Of Women, Language, and Mestizaje," Colonial Latin American Review 11:1 (2002): 7-32.
   Honorable Mention: Rebecca Scott and Michael Zeuske, "Property in Writing, Property on the Ground: Pigs, Horses, Land, and Citizenship in the Aftermath of Slavery, Cuba 1880-1909." Comparative Studies in Society and History 44:4 (October 2002): 669-699.

The Tibesar Prize (For most distinguished article in The Americas):
   B. J. Barickman, "Reading the 1835 Parish Censuses from Bahia: Citizenship, Kinship, Slavery, and Household in Early Nineteenth-Century Brazil," The Americas 59:3 (January 2003): 287-323. [End Page 629]

The James Alexander Robertson Memorial Prize (For most distinguished article in Hispanic American Historical Review):
   Richard L. Turits, "A World Destroyed, A Nation Imposed: The 1937 Haitian Massacre in the Dominican Republic," Hispanic American Historical Review 82:3 (August 2002): 589-635.

The Warren Dean Memorial Prize (Given this year for the best work on Brazilian history):
   Peter Beattie, The Tribute of Blood: Army, Honor, Race, and Nation in Brazil, 1864-1945 (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2001).
   Honorable Mention: Hendrik Kraay, Race, State, and Armed Forces in Independence-Era Brazil: Bahia, 1790s-1840s (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2001).

The Lewis Hanke Prize (Supports transformation of dissertation into book):
   María Elena Martínez, "The Spanish Concept of Limpieza de Sangre and the Emergence of the Race/ Class System in the Viceroyalty of New Spain."

The Lydia Cabrera Award for Cuban Historical Studies (Supports study of Cuba between 1492 and 1868):
   Was not awarded this year because no complete and viable applications were received.

Distinguished Service Award:
   Thomas Skidmore, Brown University

The Howard Francis Cline Memorial Prize (Awarded biennially to the book or article in English, German, or a Romance language judged to make the most significant contribution to the history of Indians in Latin America):
   Kevin Terraciano, The Mixtecs of Colonial Oaxaca: Ñudzahui History, Sixteenth through Eighteenth Centuries (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2001).

The James R. Scobie Memorial Award(Supports a exploratory research trip abroad to determine the feasibility of a Ph.D. dissertation topic dealing with some facet of Latin American history):
   Karin Velez (Princeton University) and Brenda Elsey (State University of New York, Stony Brook).


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"Studies of World Migrations"
Donna R. Gabaccia and Leslie Page Moch, Series Editors

The purpose of the book series is to publish and call attention to the best and most innovative studies of human mobility and migration, regardless of chronological [End Page 630] or geographical focus. By casting a wide net, we hope to encourage a more global, interdisciplinary, and integrated understanding of how human mobility has helped knit together the many regions of the world over time. The series seeks to bring national studies into dialogue, to encourage world and global histories of migration, to place national studies of emigration and immigration in comparative perspective, and to provide a foundation for theoretical work on mobility. The "Studies in World Migrations" series welcomes case studies, comparative work, and essay collections. The editors welcome inquiries and requests for information about the submission of proposals and manuscripts. Please contact Donna R. Gabaccia (Drg6@pitt...


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