Anne Hyde



Anne Hyde, author of the prizewinning book Empires, Nations, and Families: A New History of the North American West, 1800-1860, has joined the University of Oklahoma History faculty. Empires, Nations, and Families, which garnered the 2011 Bancroft Prize and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, retells the story of the American West in the decades before the Civil War by focusing on the Native empires, trappers, traders, bankers, and politicians who built a global fur trade. Professor Hyde will also edit the Western History Association's Western Historical Quarterly, which will move to the University of Oklahoma in January of 2016.