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.
2015 Jameson Fellowship
Wendy H. Wong, Diplomatic Subtleties and Frank Overtures: Print Publicity, Neutrality, and the Politics of Slavery, 1793—1801
The manuscript offers a new perspective on early American diplomacy. Wong’s study challenges the notion that neutrality was simply a self-evident policy for a young, vulnerable nation. Instead, Wong shows how the neutrality crisis, as viewed through the lens of 1790s print culture, illuminates the role of public opinion in nation building as well as the fundamental interconnectivity of domestic and foreign politics.