The Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

2008-2009 Research Fellows

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellows

Dr. Lara Cohen, Department of English, Wayne State University; Counterfeit Presentments: Fraud and the Production of Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Dr. Seth Cotlar, Department of History, Willamette University; The Cultural History of Nostalgia in Modernizing America, 1776-1860

Joanna Frang, Ph.D. Candidate in American History, Brandeis University; Becoming American on the Grand Tour, 1750-1830

Marcus Gallo, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of California, Davis; Imaginary Lines, Real Power: Surveyors and Patronage Networks Along the Mid-Atlantic Borderlands, 1740-1810

Anthony Galluzzo, Ph.D. Candidate in English, University of California, Los Angeles; Revolutionary Republic of Letters: Anglo-American Radical Literature in the 1790s

Kristina Huff, Ph.D. Candidate in English, University of Delaware; Gratitude, Servitude, and Book-Bound Benevolence: Anti-Slavery Gift Books in the Antebellum United States

Spencer D. C. Keralis, Ph.D. Candidate in English and American Literature, New York University; Children of Wrath: Violence and Youth in Young America, 1692-1865

Marcia D. Nichols, Ph.D. Candidate in English, University of South Carolina; “Let them see how curiously they’re made”: Constructing Female Sexuality in Anglo-Atlantic Midwifery Texts, 1690-1800

Dawn E. Peterson, Ph.D. Candidate in American Studies, New York University; Unusual Sympathies: Race, Family, and Servitude in Jacksonian Politics

Dr. Jodi Schorb, Department of English, University of Florida; Incomplete Sentences: The Role of Literacy in Pennsylvania Prison Reform, 1787-1850

Dr. Wolfgang Splitter, Center for United States Studies, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg; The Correspondence of Heinrich Melchior Mühlenberg, 1753-1787

T.J. Tomlin, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Missouri; Popular Theology in Popular Print: Almanacs and American Religious Life, 1730-1820

Damon Yarnell, Ph.D. Candidate in History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania; Behind the Line: Purchasing Agents, Inter-firm Control, and the Origin of Mass Production, 1880-1927

Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Fellows

Caitlin A. Fitz, PhD. Candidate in History, Yale University; Agents of American Revolutions: Latin American Rebels in Philadelphia, 1808-1826

Dr. Rodney Hessinger, Department of History, Hiram College, Sexual Scandal and Sectarian Conflict in the Second Great Awakening

Barra Foundation International Fellows

Dr. Holger Hoock, Department of Cultural History, University of Liverpool; A Social and Cultural Study of Violence and Terror in the War of American Independence

Dr. Ben Marsh, Department of History, University of Stirling; Sericulture in the Atlantic World, c. 1500-c. 1800

The Library Company of Philadelphia 2008-2009 Research Fellows

National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellows

Dr. Matthew P. Brown, Department of English, University of Iowa; The Novel and the Blank: Textual Instruments in the Age of Franklin

Dr. Albrecht Koschnik, Charles Warren Center, Harvard University; American Conceptions of Civic Culture and Civil Society, 1730-1850

Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Dissertation Fellows

Katherine Jorgensen Gray, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Johns Hopkins University; Youth in Philadelphia, 1750-1815

Kenneth Owen, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Oxford; Radical Politics in Revolutionary Pennsylvania, 1774-1800

Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Fellows in African American History

Corey Brooks, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of California, Berkeley; Building an Antislavery House: Political Abolitionists and Congress, 1835-1861

Dr. Martyn J. Powell, Department of History, University of Wales Aberystwyth; The White Slave Trade: Print Culture and Irish Emigration to American in the Late 18th Century

Derrick R. Spires, Ph.D. Candidate in English, Vanderbilt University; Reimagining a “Beautiful but Baneful Object”: Black Writers’ Theories of Citizenship and Nation in the Antebellum United States

Kaye Wise Whitehead, Ph.D. Candidate in Language, Literacy, and
Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Washing Her Bowl:
Using Diary Entries to Reconstruct the Life of a 19th-Century Free
Black Woman

McLean Contributionship Fellow
Dr. Karen A. Weyler, Department of English, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; The Imprimatur of Citizenship: Print and Public Identity in British North America and the Early Republic

Reese Fellow in American Bibliography

Jennifer McGovern, Ph.D. Candidate in English, The University of Iowa; Captive Audiences: (Re)Visions of Indian Captivity Narratives in the Literary Marketplace

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellow

Laura Keenan Spero, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Pennsylvania; “Stout, Bold, Cunning and the Greatest Travellers in America”: The Colonial Shawnee Diaspora

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

Dr. Elizabeth Kelly Gray, Department of History, Towson University; Opium in Early America

Fellow in the Program in Early American Visual Cultures

Christopher Hunter, Ph.D. Candidate in English, University of Pennsylvania; A New and More Perfect Edition: The 19th-Century Creation of Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography

The Library Company of Philadelphia Program in Early American Economy & Society 2008-2009 Research Fellows

Resident Post-doctoral Fellow

Gautham Rao, Department of History, University of Chicago; Visible Hands: Customhouses, Law, Capitalism, and the Mercantile State of the Early Republic

Resident Dissertation Fellows

Katherin W. Paul, PhD. Candidate in Economic and Social History, University of Edinburgh; Social Relationships and Credit Networks Among Craftsmen and Shopkeepers in Edinburgh, London, and Philadelphia, 1750-1800

Alice Wolfram, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Yale University; Property, Inheritance, and the Urban Family Economy in Britain, 1680-1780

Short-Term Fellows

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

Michael Block,Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Southern California; Northeastern Merchants, the China Trade, and the Origins of California

Dr. Philippe R. Girard, Department of History, McNeese State University; Haiti’s First Ambassador: Joseph Bunel and Haiti’s Diplomatic and Commercial Missions to Philadelphia, 1798-1804

Dr. David J. Hancock, Department of History, University of Michigan; Voices in the Taverns: Anglo America, 1607-1815

Peter Hohn, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of California, Davis; Opportunity, Enterprise, and Loss: The Moral Economy of the Early Jacksonian Era

Nicholas Osborne, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Columbia University; Building a Country by Saving its Money: The Role of Savings Ideas and Institutions in the Antebellum United States

Colleen Rafferty, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Delaware; The Contest Over the Pennsylvania Backcountry, 1730-1830

Ariel Ron, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of California, Berkeley; Conceiving an Industrial Nation: Protectionism, Scientific Agriculture, and the Origins of the Republican Economic Program

Jessica Roney, Ph.D. Candidate in History, The Johns Hopkins University; First Movers in Every Useful Undertaking: Voluntary Associations in Philadelphia, 1725-1775