J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship Recipients
The J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship in American History is sponsored jointly by the AHA and Library of Congress. It is awarded annually to support significant scholarly research in the library collections by scholars at an early stage of their careers.
2013 Jameson Fellowship
Kevin Y. Kim, Diplomacies of Dissent: Henry Wallace, Herbert Hoover, and Cold War America's Rise in the World
Kim’s manuscript project is a multi-archival study of the United States' most politically prominent dissenters from Cold War “consensus”: ex-US vice president Henry Wallace and ex-US president Herbert Hoover. Emphasizing nonstate actors’ role in US-world relations, Kim argues that Wallace and Hoover, with their domestic and global followings in the Progressive, Democratic, and Republican parties, played a significant role in the construction of US foreign relations as Cold War critics, citizens, and policymakers. Kim’s study challenges prevailing conceptions of the global Cold War, as well as the notion of Cold War America as a monolithic, passive, “consensus” society. His work contributes to the growing historiography on US postwar politics, society, and foreign relations by charting Wallace and Hoover’s broader activities and influence in the rise of the New Right, New Left, and the global Cold War through the 1960s.