Prize-Winning Historian Anne Hyde Joins History faculty at OU

Anne Hyde, William R. Hochman Professor of History at Colorado College and author of the prize winning 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 also edits the Western History Association's Western Historical Quarterly, which moved to the University of Oklahoma in January of 2016.