Clarence H. Haring Prize Recipients
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.
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.