Neil Reich Scholarship Essays

The Journal of American History

Description: In 1964 the Mississippi Valley Historical Review, published by the Organization of American Historians, became The Journal of American History. The change in title reflected not only an awareness of a growing national membership in the Association, but recognized a decided shift in contributor emphasis from regional to nationally-oriented history. The Journal of American History remains the leading scholarly publication and journal of record in the field of American history and is well known as the major resource for the study, investigation, and teaching of our country's heritage. Published quarterly in March, June, September and December, the Journal continues its distinguished career by publishing prize-winning and widely reprinted articles on American history. Each volume contains interpretive essays on all aspects of American history, plus reviews of books, films, movies, television programs, museum exhibits and resource guides, as well as microform, oral history, archive and manuscript collections, bibliographies of scholarship contained in recent scholarly periodicals and dissertations.

Coverage: 1964-2012 (Vol. 51, No. 1 - Vol. 99, No. 3)

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ISSN: 00218723

EISSN: 19360967

Subjects: History, History, American Studies, Area Studies

Collections: Arts & Sciences I Collection, JSTOR Essential Collection

Thanks to the generosity of our alumnus Harold Kaplan, the Department of History is proud to offer the Kaplan Family Fellowship in History. Note: This fellowship is not currently being offered.

The Kaplan Family Fellowships provides support for undergraduate students who wish to undertake a research project (a senior thesis, for example) in close collaboration with a faculty supervisor. Scholarships are also available for students and faculty who propose a “research internship” that helps students acquire critical research skills. Successful applicants will receive $1,000 in support that they can use for travel, research expenses and supplies.

Recipients of the Kaplan Family Fellowships in History: 

  • 2012-13 – Corina Cheung, “Fog of Invisibility”: Taiwan, South Africa and South African Chinese (Faculty: Judd Kinzley)
  • 2011-12 – Amanda Armstrong, “José Carlos Mariátegui: A study on his influence across time and space in 20th century Latin America” (Faculty: Florencia Mallon)
  • 2010-11 – Jason Pickart, “Differences in British and Mughal Rule over India: 1717-1857” (Faculty: Sana Aiyar)
  • 2009-10 – Catherine Diao, “Management and Regulation of the Dutch East India Company in 17th Century Netherlands” (Faculty Supervisor: Lee Wandel)
  • 2008-09 – Mark Otto, “Friend or Foe: The Dissemination and Application of Machiavelli in Early Stuart England” ( Faculty Supervisor: Johann Sommerville); Abigael Nachtsheim, “The Lure of Fascism: French Intellectuals, Politicians, and the Rejection of Democracy, 1930-1945” (Faculty Supervisor: Laird Boswell)
  • 2007-08 – Joshua Hartman, “Evaluating the Ideal: The Roman Influence on Chivalric Ethos.) (Faculty supervisor: Professor Marc Kleijwegt); Andrew Myszewski, “Responsible Riches: A History of Corporate Social Responsibility in the United States” (Faculty Supervisor: Colleen Dunlavy)
  • 2006-07 – Isabel Esterman “Atavisms of Authoritarian Rule: A Case of Executive-Legislative Conflict over Human Rights in the Philippines” (Faculty supervisor: Professor Alfred McCoy)
    Thomas Kivi “Montaigne, Descartes, and the Malleable Augustine” (Faculty supervisor: Professor Lee Palmer Wandel); Steven Weber “America’s Outcast: Senator Robert M. LaFollette, 1917-1919” (Faculty supervisor: Professor John Cooper)
  • 2005-06 – Eli Persky, “Fourth Branch or Rogue Elephant: US Military Contacting After the Cold War.” Faculty supervisor: Prof. John Sharpless.; Liana Prescott, “To Create a New Japan: ‘National Essence’ and the Critique of Modernity, 1880-1937.” Faculty supervisor: Prof. Louise Young.
  • 2004-05 – Benjamin Dahl, “Help or Hindrance: Violence in the Student Movement of 1960s West Germany.” Faculty supervisor: Prof. Rudy Koshar; Shauna Fitzmahan, “The Foundation of a Human Rights Movement: Ukrainian Dissent in the 1960s.” Faculty supervisor: Prof. Jeremi Suri

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