Clarence H. Haring Prize
Next Award Year: 2021
The Haring Prize is a quinquennial prize awarded to the Latin American author who has published the most outstanding book on Latin American history during the five years preceding the year of the award. Clarence Haring (1885–1960) was a noted Latin Americanist and a longtime member of the Association. Capital for the prize was derived from contributions from the friends of Clarence H. Haring and from other grants between 1963 and 1966. See the list of past recipients. The general rules for submission are:
- Books with a copyright between 2016 and 2020 will be eligible for the prize in 2021. There is no language limitation on works submitted.
- Nominators must complete an online prize submission form for each book submitted.
- One copy of each entry must be sent to each committee member and clearly labeled “Haring Prize Entry.” Electronic copies may be sent only to committee members who have indicated they will accept them.
Please Note: Entries must be received by May 15, 2021, to be eligible for the 2021 competition. Entries will not be returned. Recipients will be announced on the AHA website in October 2021 and recognized during a ceremony at the January 2022 AHA annual meeting.
For questions, please contact the Prize Administrator.
The deadline for this year’s submissions has passed. Review committee contact information and the prize submission form for the next prize year will be posted by March 31.
2016 Haring Prize
Antonio García de León, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México
Tierra adentro, mar en fuera: el puerto de Veracruz y su litoral a Sotavento, 1519–1821 (Fondo de Cultura Economica USA)
Tierra adentro, mar en fuera is a tour de force “total history” of Veracruz and its litoral. It tells the story of Atlantic capitalism after 1500 by tracing the global commercial networks that emanated out of Veracruz, while describing in rich detail the regional changes wrought by three centuries of commercial development. Based on exhaustive archival and bibliographical research, the book’s remarkable historical breadth is equaled by its extraordinary depth as it moves from global scale economic history to “microhistories” of local economy, society, and culture.