The Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

2007-2008 Research Fellows

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellows

Edward Andrews, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of New Hampshire: Prodigal Sons: Indigenous Missionaries in the British Atlantic, 1640-1790

Marie Basile, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of California, Davis: Churches Revised: Ethnic Communities and the First Great Awakening in Philadelphia

Dr. Michael Les Benedict, Department of History, Ohio State University: “The Favored Hour”: Constitutional Politics in the Era of Reconstruction

Catherine Cangany, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Michigan: Frontier Seaport: Detroit’s Transformation into an Atlantic Entrepot, 1750-1825

John Davies, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Delaware: Class, Culture, and Color: The Impact of Black Saint Dominguans on Free African-American Communities in the Early Republic

Dr. Janet Dean, Department of English and Cultural Studies, Bryant University: Complex Marriage and Plain Talk: Free Love, Free Speech, and Sex Radicalism in the Nineteenth Century U.S.

Dr. Jeannine De Lombard, Department of English, University of Toronto: Ebony Idols: Fugitive Slaves in Britain

Yvonne Fabella, Ph.D. Candidate in History, State University of New York at Stony Brook: Jealous Creoles and “Priestesses of Venus”: Gender, Race and the Negotiation of Identity in Colonial Saint Domingue, 1763-1789

Shona Johnston, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Georgetown University: The Catholic Anglo-Atlantic in the Seventeenth Century

Dr. Daniel Mandell, Department of History, Truman State University: “All Men Are Created Equal”: The Evolution of the Concept of Equality in America, 1790-1860

Dr. Justine Murison, Department of English, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: States of Mind: The Politics of Psychology in American Literature, 1780-1860

Dr. Andrew Newman, Assistant Professor of English, State University of New York at Stony Brook: Language, Literacy and Native Land: Encountering the Delawares

Dr. Sue Peabody, Department of History, Washington State University: Free Soil in the Atlantic World: Philadelphia Connections

Douglas Shadle, Ph.D. Candidate in Musicology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: Bringing Music to a Nation: Philadelphia’s Musical Fund Society and Its Patrons, 1820-1846

Smadar Shtuhl, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Temple University: For the Love of One’s Country: The Construction of a Gendered Memory, 1860-1914

Todd Thompson, Ph.D. Candidate in English, University of Illinois at Chicago: American Satire and Political Change from Franklin to Lincoln

Emily Westkaemper, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Rutgers University: Martha Washington Goes Shopping: Mass Culture’s Gendering of History, 1910-1950

Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Fellows

Dr. Nicole Eustace, Department of History, New York University: War Ardor: Sex and Sentiment in the War of 1812

Sean Harvey, Ph.D. candidate in History, College of William and Mary:  American Languages: Natives and Philology, Nation and Empire, 1783-1857

Barra Foundation International Fellows

Dr. Matthew Pethers, King’s College London: Revolutionary Politics and the American Theater, 1750 – 1800

Dr. Maurizio Valsania, Department of Philosophy, University of Torino: The Curse of History: Leaders’ Distrust of American History, 1783-1828

The Library Company of Philadelphia 2007-2008 Research Fellows

National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellows

Dr. Lucia McMahon, Department of History, William Paterson University: Merely as the Equals of Man: Education, Equality, and Difference in the Early American Republic

Dr. Peter Reed, Department of English, Florida State University: Captivating Performances: Staging Atlantic Underclasses 1777-1852

Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Dissertation Fellows

Will Mackintosh, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Michigan: A Restless Nation: Travel and Social Mobility in the United States, 1790-1865

Joseph Rezek, Ph.D. Candidate in English, University of California, Los Angeles: Tales from Elsewhere: The Transatlantic Circulation of Anglophone Fiction, 1800-1850

McLean Contributionship Fellow

Joseph Adelman, Ph.D. Candidate in History, The Johns Hopkins University: The Business of Politics: Printers and the Emergence of Political Communications Networks, 1765-1776

Reese Fellow in American Bibliography

Dr. Michael Winship, Department of English, University of Texas at Austin: A History of the Book in America: The Industrial Book, 1840-1880

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellow

Matthew Garrett, Ph.D. Candidate in English, Stanford University: Episodic Poetics in the Early Republic, 1787-1837

Fellow in the Program in Early American Medicine, Science, and Society

Courtney Fullilove, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Columbia University: “Chemical Compositions” in American Patent Practice, 1787-1862

Fellow in the Program in Early American Visual Cultures

Dalila Scruggs, Ph.D. candidate in History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University: The Love of Liberty Has Brought Us Here: The American Colonization Society and the Imaging of African-American Settlers in Liberia, West Africa

The Library Company of Philadelphia Program in Early American Economy & Society 2007-2008 Research Fellows

Resident Post-doctoral Fellows

Dr. Jonathan Chu, Department of History, University of Massachusetts-Boston: Where’s Mine? The Legal and Economic Impact of the American Revolution

Dr. Michelle Craig McDonald, Department of Atlantic History, Stockton College: Regional Reliance: Coffee, the Caribbean, and the Early American Economy, 1765-1825

Resident Dissertation Fellow

Jeffrey Kaja, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: Economic Development and the Evolution of Transportation Systems in Early Pennsylvania, 1675-1800

Short-Term Fellows

Joanna Cohen, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Pennsylvania: “Millions of Luxurious Citizens.” Consumption and Citizenship in New York and Philadelphia, 1815-1876

Joe Conway, Ph.D. Candidate in English & American Literature/American Culture Studies, Washington University at St. Louis: The Hard Value of U.S. Fiction in an Age of Domestic Panic: 1837-1857

Dr. Max Edling, Department of History, Uppsala University: Financing the Mexican War

Michelle Mormul, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Delaware: Philadelphia’s Linen Merchants, 1765 to 1815

Brian Phillips Murphy, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Virginia: The Politics Corporations Make: Interests, Institutions, and the Formation of States and Parties in New York, 1783-1850