Publications

PUBLICATIONS

CHS Book Award Winners
Rebel Lawyer: Wayne Collins and the Defense of Japanese American Rights
2017—Rebel Lawyer: Wayne Collins and the Defense of Japanese American Rights by Charles Wollenberg (forthcoming Fall 2018)
Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute
2015—Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute by Ivy Anderson and Devon Angus
Game Changers: Twelve Elections that Transformed California
2014—Game Changers: Twelve Elections that Transformed California by Steve Swatt, Susie Swatt, Jeff Raimundo, and Rebecca LaVally
Under Spring: Voices+Art+Los Angeles
2013—Under Spring: Voices+Art+Los Angeles by Jeremy Rosenberg
California Historical Society Book Award

The CHS Book Award

Established in 2013, the California Historical Society Book Award is given to a book-length manuscript that makes an important contribution to both scholarship and to the greater community by deepening public understanding of some aspect of California history.

The purpose of the award is to recognize and promote exciting new literary works in celebration of California’s heritage. The ideal manuscript will inform the mind and delight the imagination of readers while generating a deeper understanding of California’s rich history. The work must adhere to high scholarly and literary standards and must be lively and engaging to general readers. In addition to conventional works of historical scholarship, other genres will be considered such as biographies, collections of letters or essays, creative nonfiction or other stimulating literary forms.

The California Historical Society is not currently accepting submissions for the Book Award.

Previous winners:

2017 - Rebel Lawyer: Wayne Collins and the Defense of Japanese American Rights by Charles Wollenberg

2016 - The City of Vines: A History of Wine in Los Angeles by Thomas Pinney

2015 - Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute by Ivy Anderson and Devon Angus

2014 - Game Changers: Twelve Elections that Transformed California by Steve Swatt, Susie Swatt, Jeff Raimundo, and Rebecca LaVally

2013 - Under Spring: Voices+Art+Los Angeles by Jeremy Rosenberg

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