Horace Samuel & Marion Galbraith Merrill Travel Grant Winners


  • Cassandra N. Berman, Brandeis University, “Motherhood in Black and White: Slavery, Mother-Child Separation, and Popular Print in Antebellum America”
  • Nancy E. Brown, Purdue University, “The National Gay Task Force AIDS Project and the Welfare State, 1983–1985”
  • Rohma A. Khan, University of Rochester, “Driven by Freedom: South Asian Cabbies and Working-Class Identities”
  • Caroline Lieffers, Yale University, “Imperial Mobilities: Disability, Indigeneity, and Movement in the American West”
  • Jennifer Monroe McCutchen, Texas Christian University, “‘Deprive Them of Ammunition and They Will Become Easy Prey’: Commodities, Southeastern Indian Policy, and Creek-British Power Dynamics Following the Seven Years’ War”


  • Eddie Bonilla, Michigan State University, "Organizing Multiracial Workplaces: The Activism of the League of Revolutionary Struggle, 1974–1991"
  • Jonathan Lande, Tougaloo College/Brown University, "'The Long List of Glory': African American Intellectuals, Civil War History, and the Struggle for Freedom from Reconstruction to the Great War"
  • Jody Noll, Georgia State University, "'No Experience Necessary': Florida Governor Claude Kirk and the Rise of Modern Conservatism"
  • Nakia D. Parker, University of Texas at Austin, "'Come out to the Indian Country': Slavery and Migration in the Antebellum Southwest"
  • Sarah E. Patterson, Florida State University, "Gender Expression and the Body: Images of Marines from Leatherneck and Time"


  • Lindsay M. Chervinsky, University of California, Davis, " The President's Cabinet: American Perceptions of Power and Propriety in the Atlantic World, 1775–1795"
  • Amanda C. Demmer, University of New Hampshire, "Human Rights as a Language of Power in U.S.-Vietnamese Normalization"
  • Jacob C. Jurss, Michigan State University, "Children of the Buffalo and the Hare: How Kinship and Environmental Resources Shaped the Dakota-Anishinaabeg Borderlands"
  • Harrouna Malgouri, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, "Black Women in the Internationalism of the Civil Rights Movement 1950–1970s"
  • Hilary Miller, Penn State Harrisburg, "Navigating Identity and Gender along the National Road"


  • Aaron Bae, Arizona State University, "Reconsidering a Multiracial Triumph: Black-Latina/o Relations, Radical Activists, and Divergent Coalitional Politics in 1970s Oakland, California"
  • Garrett Felber, University of Michigan, "'No Thurgood Marshalls': The Jailhouse Lawyer and Civil Rights Law"
  • Max Flomen, University of California, Los Angeles, "Raiders and Dealers: Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in Texarkana, 1758–1790"
  • Rachel Gross, University of Wisconsin-Madison, "Outdoor Recreation and Counterculture: An Alternative Consumer Society?"
  • Farina King, Arizona State University, "Náhookos (North): Monument Valley Diné Student and Community Struggles with Busing and Distant Education in the Self-Determination Era"


  • Gregory Ablavsky, University of Pennsylvania Law School, "Native Citizenship, Sovereignty, and the Law of Nations in the New Republic"
  • Delia Fernández, Ohio State University, "The 'Latino/a Turn': Is There a Future for Chicano and Puerto Rican Histories?"
  • Amanda Hughett, Duke University, "Gendered (In)Justice: Feminism, Labor, and the Movement for Imprisoned Women's Rights in North Carolina"
  • William S. Kiser, Arizona State University, "Debt Peonage in Judicial and Political Transition: Unfree Labor in Territorial New Mexico and the Post-War American South"
  • Claire H. Rydell, Stanford University, "The American Political Tradition Reconsidered: Locke, Marx, and the Silencing of Mill"


  • Brian Cuddy, Cornell University, "Wars without Borders: The American Challenge to International Law, 1961–1965"
  • Zackary W. Gardner, Georgetown University, "Uniforming the Rugged: Recruitment, Training, and the Daily Realities of Government Service in the United States during the Progressive Era"
  • Adam Goodman, University of Pennsylvania, "Nations of Migrants, Historians of Migration"
  • Cecilia Márquez, University of Virginia, "La Huelga en Dixie: The Role of Latinos in the Mississippi Freedom Labor Union, 1965–1970"
  • Ronit Y. Stahl, University of Michigan, "Meeting His Eminence: American Military Chaplains and Global Religious Networks"


  • Aston Gonzalez, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, “Envisioning the Possibilities of Haiti and the United States in the Work of Robert Douglass, Jr.”
  • Allison Fredette, University of Florida, “‘Like in Yankeedom’:Marital Roles in a Nineteenth-Century Souther Border City”
  • Celeste Day Moore, University of Virginia, “Transmitting Race: Broadcasting African-American Music in Francophone Africa, 1956-66”

Horace Samuel & Marion Galbraith Merrill Travel Grants in Twentieth-Century American Political History Committee

The Horace Samuel & Marion Galbraith Merrill Travel Grants in Twentieth-Century American Political History were inaugurated in 1998 to promote access of younger [i.e., relatively new to the profession] scholars to the Washington, DC, region’s rich primary source collections in late-nineteenth-and twentieth-century American political history. The program offered stipends to underwrite travel and lodging expenses for members of the Organization of American Historians working toward completion of a dissertation or first book.


  • Caitlin Love Crowell, Yale University, “Love Stories: The Intimate Lives of African-American Women Activists, 1880-1950.”
  • Theresa Runstedtler, Yale University, “Journeymen: Boxing and the Popular Politics of Race, Nation, and Empire.”
  • Lindsay M. Silver, Brandeis University, “‘The Nation’s Neighborhood:’ The People, Power and Politics of Capitol Hill Since the Civil War.”
  • Emily Zuckerman, Rutgers University, “Beyond Dispute: EEOC v. Sears and the Politics of Affirmative Action, Gender, and Class, 1968-1986.”


  • Jacqueline Castledine, Rutgers University, "`The Fashion is Politics’: Women's Activism in the 1948 Progressive Party"
  • Alyosha Goldstein, New York University, "Civic Poverty: An Empire for Liberty through Community Action"
  • Daniel Link, New York University, "Containment Politics: Liberal Anticommunism in Cold War New York, 1944-1960"
  • James Patrick McGowan, University of California at Davis, "Too Brave to Fight: American Conscientious Objectors and the War for Democracy, 1917-1920"


  • Thomas B. Robertson, University of Wisconsin, Madison, "The Population Bomb: Population Growth, Environmental Politics, and Foreign Policy in the Twentieth-Century U.S."
  • Ellen D. Wu, University of Chicago, "Yellow Perils, Yellow Power: Race, Class, and Asian American Citizenship, 1941-1975"
  • James Wolfinger, Northwestern University, "The Rise and Fall of the Roosevelt Coalition: Race, Labor, and Politics in Philadelphia, 1932-1955"


  • Cathleen D. Cahill, University of Chicago, “The Indian Service: The State, Gender, and Labor in the Trans-Mississippi West, 1869-1928”
  • Sara M. Gregg, Columbia University, “From Farms to Forest: Federal Conservation and Resettlement Programs in the Blue Ridge and Green Mountains, 1924-1976”
  • Adriane D. Smith, Yale University, “All Things Sacred: African Americans and the First World War”
  • Ann Marie Woodward, University of Kansas, “Between Growth and Entitlement: Fiscal Conservatism, Postwar Tax Policy and the Politics of ‘Pay-As-You-Go’”


  • Nancy A. Banks, Columbia University, "Workers Against Liberalism: The Struggle Over Affirmative Action in the New York City Building and Construction Trades, 1961-1976"
  • Margot Canaday, University of Minnesota, "Good Citizens and the Straight State: Citizenship and Sexuality in the United States, 1917-1952"
  • Daniel M. Cobb, University of Oklahoma, "Encountering an Indian War: Culture, Poverty, and the Politics of American Indian Participation in Community Action, 1964-1973"
  • Eric Fure-Slocum, University of Iowa, "The Challenge of the Working-Class City: Recasting Growth Politics and Liberalism in Milwaukee, 1937-1952"
  • Neil M. Maher, Federated History Department of Rutgers University, Newark-New Jersey Institute of Technology, "Planting More Than Trees: The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Roots of the American Environmental Movement"


  • Craig Kaplowitz, Middle Tennessee State University, "The Paradox of Ethnic Identity: The League of United Latin American Citizens and U.S. Federal Policy, 1942-1975"
  • Robert Saxe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "World War II Veterans and the Creation of Consensus"
  • J. Douglas Smith, California Institute of Technology, "Saying No to Jim Crow: Samuel Wilbert Tucker and the Politics of White Supremacy in Alexandria, Virginia"
  • Minoa Uffelman, University of Mississippi, " `rite thorny places to go thro': Self Identities of Southern Farm Women, 1880-1930"


  • Liette P. Gidlow, Bowling Green State University, "To Push the Pendulum: The Get-Out-the Vote Campaigns, Critical Theory, and the Future of Political History"
  • Andrew L. Johns, University of California–Santa Barbara, "Hawks, Doves and A Wise Old Owl: The Republican Party and the ‘Democrats’ War in Vietnam, 1960-1969"
  • Lisa G. Materson, University of California--Los Angeles, "Respectable Partisans: African American Women in Electoral Politics, 1870-1944"
  • Paul C. Milazzo, University of Virginia, "Legislating the Solution to Pollution: Congress and the Development of Federal Water Pollution Control Policy in the United States, 1945-1975"
  • R. Mark Phillips, Bowling Green State University, "Fueling the Fire: United States Political Asylum Policy Toward Central America"


  • Edward O. Frantz, University of Wisconsin-Madison, "Going Dixie: Republican Presidential Tours of the South, 1877-1912
  • Kent B. Germany, Tulane University, "New Orleans and the Great Society: Federal Policy and Local Change, 1964-1978"
  • Mark Santow, University of Pennsylvania, "An American Faith: Saul Alinsky and Urban Democracy, 1939-1972"