Publication Date

May 1, 1994

Perspectives Section

AHA Activities

At its spring meeting, the Association's Research Division selected twenty-seven AHA members to receive grants for further research in the history of the Western hemisphere.

Beveridge grants are offered for research in the history of the United States. The Littleton-Griswold grants-in-aid program covers research in American legal history and the field of law and society. The Kraus grants seek to recognize the most deserving proposals relating to work in progress on a research project in American colonial history, with particular reference to the intercultural aspects of American and European relations. The number of grants awarded from the funds each year depends on the balance of income from the funds after other continuing obligations are met.

The following members, and their proposed research projects, were selected from the 119 applications reviewed.

Beveridge Grants

90 Applications—17 Grants

Erik K. Ching, Ph.D. candidate, Univ. of California at Santa Barbara, "The Social Origins of Power in El Salvador, 1920–1935"

Jefferson R. Cowie, Ph.D. candidate, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "Rooted Workers and the Runaway Shop: A Comparative History of Labor and Transnational Television Manufacturing in the U.S. and Mexico, 1945–1993"

Jessica A. Dorman, Ph.D. candidate, Harvard Univ., "Looking Backward? Sentimentality, Muckraking, and American Political Literature of the Progressive Era"

Sarah E. Gardner, Ph.D. candidate, Emory Univ., "'Blood and Irony': Southern Women's Narratives of the Civil War, 1865–1915"

Grace E. Hale, Ph.D. candidate, Rutgers Univ., "Making Whiteness: The Culture of Segregation in the South, 1890–1940"

Georgina Hickey, Ph.D. candidate, Univ. of Michigan, "Visibility, Politics, and Urban Development: Working Women in Early Twentieth-Century Atlanta"

Beatrix Hoffman, Ph.D. candidate, Rutgers Univ., "Health Insurance and the Making of an American Welfare State, 1911–1920"

Lu Ann Jones, Ph.D. candidate, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "In Search of Jennie Booth Morton"

William Jordan, Ph.D. candidate, Univ. of New Hampshire, "Black Newspapers and the New Negro Consciousness, 1915–1925"

Cynthia Kennedy-Haflett, Ph.D. candidate, Univ. of Maryland at College Park, "Women in the Gilded City: Sex, Race, and Class in Charleston, South Carolina, 1783–1860"

Peter Laipson, Ph.D. candidate, Univ. of Michigan, "'I Have No Genius for Marriage': Bachelorhood in America, 1870–1930"

Eric T. Lowery, Ph.D. candidate, Princeton Univ., "Race Over Empire: A Critical Reinterpretation of Race Ideology and U.S. Expansion, 1865–1900"

Margaret McFadden, Ph.D. candidate, Yale Univ., "'Anything Goes': Gender and Knowledge in the Comic Popular Culture of the 1930s"

Laura J. Moore, Ph.D. candidate, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "Weaving Women: Art, Gender, Ethnicity, and the Navajo Rug Trade, 1890–1945"

Diane L. Mutti, Ph.D. candidate, Emory Univ., "On Slavery's Border: Slavery and Slaveholding on Missouri's Farms, 1821–1865"

Nelson Ouellet, Ph.D. candidate, Univ. of Montreal, "Migration et relations interraciales: les noirs americains de Gary, Indiana, 1906–1920"

Donald E. Shaffer, Ph.D. candidate, Univ. of Maryland at College Park, "Marching On: African American Veterans in Postbellum America, 1865–1915"

Littleton-Griswold Grants

17 Applications—8 Grants

Sharon Block, Ph.D. candidate, Princeton Univ., "Coerced Sex in British America, 1700–1820"

Tracy Fessenden, assistant professor, Millsap College, "Invisible Colors, Thin Disguises: Supernaturalism and Racial Policy in Victorian America"

Ann Fidler, Ph.D. candidate, Univ. of California at Berkeley, "Surveying the Nineteenth-Century Legal Landscape: Law and Society in Small Ohio Communities, 1830–1880"

Leslie M. Harris, Ph.D. candidate, Stanford Univ., "Creating the African American Working Class: Black and White Workers, Abolitionists and Reformers in New York City, 1785–1863"

Robert D. Johnston, assistant professor, Buena Vista College, "The Local Roots of Muller v. Oregon and the Social Bases of the Modern American Welfare State”

Scott A. Sandage, Ph.D. candidate, Rutgers Univ., "Freeing the Slaves: Bankruptcy Law and the Coming of the Civil War"

Bruce P. Smith, Ph.D. candidate, Yale Univ., "Petty Crime and the Law in London and New York City, 1785–1860"

Michael David Tegeder, Ph.D. candidate, Univ. of Florida, "Peonage in the Lower South: Cultural and Economic Change in the Florida, Georgia, and Alabama Timber Industry, 1900–1940"

Kraus Grants

12 Applications—2 Grants

Turk McCleskey, independent scholar, Charlottesville, Virginia, "Black Ned: A Life on the Colonial Frontiers"

Kees-Jan Waterman, Ph.D. candidate, Catholic Univ. of America, "Dutchmen and Indians: An Ethnohistory of Intercultural Contacts in New Netherland, 1609–1664"

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