The Immigration and Ethnic History Society just announced the winners of its annual awards, and legal history fared well.
According to the Society's Twitter account, the Theodore Saloutos Book Award, "for the book judged best on any aspect of the immigration history of the United States," went to S. Deborah Kang (California State University, San Marcos) for The INS on the Line: Making Immigration Law on the US-Mexico Border, 1917-1954 (Oxford University Press, 2017). Julian Lim (Arizona State University) received an honorable mention for Porous Borders: Multiracial Migrations and the Law in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (University of North Carolina Press, 2017).
The First Book Award went to Hidetaka Hirota (City College of New York) for Expelling the Poor:
Atlantic Seaboard States and the Nineteenth-Century Origins of American Immigration Policy (Oxford University Press, 2017)
Congratulations to all!