Don Unger Doctoral student Don D. Unger is a doctoral student in the history department at the University of Arizona. He received his master's degree in history at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Don Unger Written by Don Unger Historical Perspectives of the “World’s Greatest Gold Camp” Feb 18, 2021 This essay is the Best Graduate Essay winner in the 2019 Emerging Historians Award. Additional awards went to Saya “Ted” Richthofen of Metropolitan State University of Denver, Best Undergraduate Essay winner for "'Openly and with Gusto': How Women Moonshiners Led to Denver’s First Female Cop," and Jacob Swisher from Colorado State University, Best Overall Essay winner for "Were They Mexicans or Coloradans? Constructing Race and Identity at the Colorado–New Mexico Border." The Emerging Historians Award is a program of History Colorado’s State Historian’s Council.