The Martin Ridge Award ($500) honors the best book on California history that emphasizes the twentieth century onward.
The 2017 Martin Ridge Award application is here. Applications deadline: postmarked by August 1, 2017.
The 2017 award will be presented at the HSSC Conference in 2018.
Jon Wilkman, Floodpath: The Deadliest Man-Made Disaster of 20th Century America and the Making of Modern Los Angeles (Bloombury Press, 2015).
Josh Sides, LA City Limits: African American Los Angeles from the Great Depression to the Present (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003).