This work was nominated for the Yale Library Map Prize in 2006. However, no review and selection process was carried out in 2006 and, therefore, no prizes were awarded that year. In reply to an inquiry from the author, the essay was reviewed by Yale Library’s Map Prize 2021 judges. These reviewers are pleased to recognize the excellence of the essay and underlying scholarship, including its extensive and creative use of maps, and to publish it as a 2006 Map Prize Submission of Merit.
John Mack Faragher
Goodman, Jeffrey B., "The City of Oil & Water: The Rise and Fall of an American Landscape" (2006). Library Map Prize. 12.