Publication Date

September 1, 1989

Perspectives Section

AHA Activities

At its spring meeting, the Association’s Research Division selected twenty-three individuals to receive research grants under three programs.

Previously, Beveridge grants were limited to research in American history, but to conform with the coverage of the Albert J. Beveridge Award for books in American, Canadian, and Latin American history, the division proposed, and the Council approved, that the grants be offered for research in the history of the Western hemisphere. The Kraus grant is given to support research in American colonial history, with particular reference to the intercultural aspects of American and European relations. The Littleton-Griswold grants-in-aid program for research in American legal history and the field of law and society is also administered by the division. The number of grants awarded each year depends on the balance of income from the funds after other continuing obligations are met.

The following AHA members, and their proposed research projects, were selected from the ninety-one applications reviewed:


Beveridge Grants

Dominic A. Aquila (Empire State College) “Paul Rosenfeld and the American Discourse on Music, Culture, and Politics, 1917-1946”

Jackie R. Booker (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) “Free Blacks in Colonial New Orleans: The French and Spanish Periods, 1724-1803”

Dorothy Sue Cobble (Rutgers University) “Waitresses: Their Work, Culture, and Unions in the Twentieth Century”

Elizabeth A. Cobbs (University of California, San Diego) “‘Good Works at a Profit’: Private Diplomacy and U.S.-Brazil Relations, 1945-1960”

Thomas D. Isern (Emporia State University) “Transforming the Grasslands: Agriculture and Environment in the Prairie Provinces”

Marilynn S. Johnson (New York University) “The Western Front: World War II and the Transformation of West Coast Urban Life”

Robert C. Kenzer (Brigham Young University) “Enterprising Southerners, 1865-1915: A Collective Biography of Economically Successful Postwar Blacks”

Emilio H. Kouri (Harvard University) “The Significance of Social Origins: Labor and the Organization of Production in the New-Spanish Obraje, 1521-1600”

Christopher F. Lee (University of Wisconsin, Madison) “The Development of South Carolina’s Republican Order”

Isabelle Lehuu (Cornell University) “Changes in the Word: Reading Practices in Antebellum America”

Nina Mjagkij (University of Cincinnati) “History of the Black YMCA Movement, 1853-1954”

Philip D. Morgan (Florida State University) “The World of an Anglo-Jamaican in the Eighteenth Century”

Gail W. O’Brien (North Carolina State University) “Re-Entry: Racial Re-Adjustment in the Post-World War II South”

Elizabeth A. Payne (University of Arkansas) “Gender and Southern Agrarian Radicalism”

Leslie S. Rowland (University of Maryland College Park) “From Slavery to Freedom in the Rice-Growing Region of Georgia and South Carolina”

Eric Sandweiss (University of California, Berkeley) “Capital, Construction, and Community in South St. Louis, 1840-1904”

David Zonderman (University of Wisconsin, Madison) “Uneasy Allies: Working Class Activists and Middle Class Reformers in Nineteenth Century Boston and New York”

Kraus Grant

Aaron S. Fogleman (University of Michigan) “German Immigration and Settlement in Greater Pennsylvania, 1740-1775”

Littleton-Griswold Grants

Peter W. Bardaglio (Goucher College) “Families, Sex, and the Law in the Nineteenth-Century South”

Dolores E. Janiewski (Victoria University of Wellington) “The Shifting Scales of Justice: North Carolina Courts, 1865-1930”

Rina Palumbo (Johns Hopkins University) “The Boundaries of Empire: Private Interests, Public Law, and Personal Majesty in the Forging of the Atlantic Community, 1600-1660”

Rosalind Z. Rock (Albuquerque, New Mexico) “Women and the Law in the Internal Provinces of New Spain”

Melvin I. Urofsky (Virginia Commonwealth University) “The Biography of a Supreme Court Case: Johnson v. Transportation Agency, Santa Clara County, 1987”