Weber-Clements Book Prize

Winners of the Weber-Clements Prize for Best Non-fiction Book on Southwestern America

2017 Porous Borders: Multiracial Migrations and the Law in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands 
Julian Lim  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017
2016 Three Roads to Magdalena: Coming of Age in a Southwest Borderland, 1890-1990
David Wallace Adams Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2016

Seeds of Empire: Cotton, Slavery, and the Transformation of the Texas Borderlands, 1800-1850

Andrew J. Torget Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015

Power Lines:Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest

Andrew Needham Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2014
2013 Miera y Pacheco: A Renaissance Spaniard in Eighteenth-Century New Mexico

John L. Kessell Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2013


Chiricahua and Janos: Communities of Violence in the Southwestern Borderlands, 1680-1880

Lance R. Blyth

Lincoln: University of Nebraska, 2012


A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest

 William deBuys

New York: Oxford University Press, 2011


Migra! A History of the U.S. Border Patrol

 Kelly Lytle Hernandez

Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010


The Father of All: the de la Guerra Family: Power and Patriarchy in Mexican California

 Louise Pubols

Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009


The Comanche Empire

 Pekka Hämäläinen

New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008


Peace Came in the Form of a Woman: Indians and Spaniards in the Texas Borderlands

 Juliana Barr

Chapel Hill: University of North  Carolina Press, 2008


Violence over the Land: Indians and Empires in the Early American West

 Ned Blackhawk

Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2006


Black, White, and Indian: Race and the Unmaking of an American Family

 Claudio Saunt

New York: Oxford University Press, 2005


The River Has Never Divided Us: A Border History of La Junta de los Rios

 Jefferson Morgenthaler

Austin: University of Texas Press, 2004


Scenes from the High Desert: Julian Steward’s Life and Theory

 Virginia Kerns

Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2003


Print the Legend: Photography and the American West

 Martha Sandweiss

New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002


A River Running West: The Life of John Wesley Powell

 Donald Worster

New York: Oxford University Press, 2001


At the judges’ discretion, no prize was awarded


Salt Dreams: Land & Water in Low-Down California

 William deBuys; photographs by Joan Myers

Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1999.