For over eighty years, Pacific Historical Review has accurately and adeptly covered the rich history of the American West and the Pacific, including U.S. expansion to the Pacific and beyond, cross-cultural and comparative studies, race and ethnicity, history of empire and imperialism, environmental history, gender and sexuality, and historiography. The journal seeks to foster dialogue between scholars of disparate—yet intricately related—fields of history by offering a common medium of publication.
According the California State Library, California History Room, the 2015 volume of PHR "highlights California's multi-cultural background with articles on the Black Panthers, Japanese martial arts and more. If you enjoy reading about cross-cultural connections, then you might enjoy this periodical."
James D. Drake, the Ray Allen Billington Prize of the WHA and the Louis Knott Koontz Memorial Award of the PCB-AHA for "A Divide to Heal the Union: The Creation of the Continental Divide"
Katherine Ellinghaus, the Jensen-Miller Award of the WHA for "A Little Home for Myself and Child": The Women of the Quapaw Agency and the Policy of Competency"
Lawrence H. Kessler, the W. Turrentine Jackson Prize of the PCB-AHA for “A Plantation upon a Hill: Or, Sugar without Rum: Hawai‘i’s Missionaries and the Founding of the Sugarcane Plantation System”