Past Fellows: 1993-1994

The Library Company of Philadelphia Research Fellows in American History & Culture

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellows

Dr. Carol Colatrella, Assistant Professor of Literature, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Cities, Ships, and Jails: Reforming Reading and the Rhetoric of Melville’s Fiction

James W. Cook, Jr., Ph.D. candidate in History, University of California, Berkeley. Victorian American Illusionism

Cheryl J. Fish, Ph.D. candidate in English and American Literature, City University of New York. Travelling Through: Gender, Race and Social Transformation in American Travel Narratives

Susan Lindsey Lively, Ph.D. candidate in History, Harvard University. Going Home: Americans in Britain in the Eighteenth Century

Dr. Barbara Bowen Oberg, Editor and Director, The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Yale University. “Happily situated in my own house”: Franklin’s Final Years in Philadelphia

Dr. Christopher W. Phillips, Assistant Professor of History, Emporia State University. “Negroes and other slaves”: The African American Community of Baltimore, 1790-1860.

Patrick J. Rael, Ph.D. candidate in History, University of California, Berkeley. Black Thought in the North, 1827-1860

Vivien Sandlund, Ph.D. candidate in American History, Emory University. The Ideas and Strategies of the Gradual Emancipationists, 1800-1850

Dr. Thomas P. Slaughter, Professor of History, Rutgers University. Curious Gardeners: The Nature of John and William Bartram

Dr. Louise L. Stevenson, Associate Professor of History, Franklin and Marshall College. Women’s Intellectual Life in the United States

Virginia Stewart, Ph.D. candidate in History, Northwestern University. Reading the Provincial Mind: Dilemmas of American Political Identity, 1720-1776

Dr. Terence Whalen, Assistant Professor of English, University of Illinois at Chicago. Edgar Allan Poe and the Masses

McLean Contributionship Fellow

Dr. Carol Sue Humphrey, Associate Professor of History, Oklahoma Baptist University. Development of the American Media, 1800-1825

Barra Foundation International Fellow (with the Historical Society of Pennsylvania)

Dr. Sergei I. Zhuk, Professor of History, Dniepropetrovsk University, Ukraine. In Search for “New Canaan”: Ethos and Society in Colonial Pennsylvania