David J. Weber Series in New Borderlands History

In honor and memory of the work of the late David J. Weber, the Clements Center is pleased to announce a new book series in collaboration with the University of North Carolina Press which explores boundaries and borderlands.  The series focuses on contested boundaries and the intercultural dynamics surrounding them, from the pre-contact era to the present, and includes projects across a wide range of time and space, within North America and beyond, including the Atlantic and Pacific world. Books in the series use innovative methods and concepts to examine, analyze, and interpret both sets of North American border regions as well as other areas connected to processes of making, crossing, and breaking borders worldwide.  The Center subvents the publication of all series volumes. 

Co-editors:
Andrew R. Graybill
Benjamin H. Johnson

Editorial Board:
Juliana Barr
Sarah Carter
Maurice Crandall
Kelly Lytle Hernandez
Cynthia Radding
Samuel Truett

In order of publication, volumes published or under contract:

Elliott Young, Alien Nation: Chinese Migration in the Americas from the Coolie Era through World War II (2014)

Michel Hogue, Metis and the Medicine Line: Creating a Border and Dividing a People (2015)

Andrew J. Torget, Seeds of Empire: Cotton, Slavery, and the Transformation of the Texas Borderlands, 1800-1850 (2015) 

John Weber, From South Texas to the Nation: The Exploitation of Mexican Labor in the Twentieth Century (2015) 

Holly M. Karibo, Sin City North: Sex, Drugs, and Citizenship in the Detroit-Windsor Borderland (2015)

Julie M. Weise, Corazón de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910 (2015)

Mireya Loza, Defiant Braceros: How Migrant Workers Fought for Racial, Sexual, and Political Freedom (2016)

Julian Lim, Porous Borders: Multiracial Migrations and the Law in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (2017)

Gina M. Martino, Women at War in the Borderlands of the Early American Northeast (2018)

Miroslava Chavez-Garcia, Migrant Longing: Letter Writing Across the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (2018)

Jessica M. Kim, Imperial Metropolis: Los Angeles, Mexico, and the Borderlands of American Empire, 1865-1941 (2019)

Maurice Crandall, These People Have Always Been a Republic: Indigenous Electorates in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1598-1912 (2019)

Jeffrey Alan Erbig, Jr., Where Caciques and Mapmakers Met: Border-making in Eighteenth-century South America (2020)

Ryan Hall, Beneath the Backbone of the World: Blackfoot People and the North American Borderlands, 1720-1877  (2020)

Kevin Waite, "West of Slavery: The Southern Dream of a Transcontinental Empire" (forthcoming)

Andrew Torget and Gerardo Gurza, eds., “Along These Ragged Edges: Histories of Violence At the U.S.-Mexico Border”  (forthcoming)

Andrew Isenberg, “The Experimental Empire: Indians, Squatters, and Slaves in the North American Borderlands” (forthcoming)

Andrea Geiger, “Converging Empires: Britain, the United States, and Japan in the North Pacific Borderlands” (forthcoming)

Erika Pani, “Torn Asunder: The North American Republics at Mid-Century, 1848-67” (forthcoming)

Katherine Massoth, “Keeping House: The Borders of Gender Roles, Cultural Practice, and Domesticity in Territorial New Mexico and Arizona” (forthcoming)

Image: David Weber on Top of His World, 2004.  Courtesy of Carol B. Weber