The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and the Illinois State Historical Society invite applications for the 2011—2012 King V. Hostick Award. The award was established by the late manuscript dealer King V. Hostick to provide financial assistance to graduate students in history or library science who are writing dissertations dealing with Illinois. Stipends are individually determined up to $3,000. Preference may be given to research conducted at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (formerly the Illinois State Historical Library). All applications must be received by March 11, 2012 either by United States mail or as an electronic file. Award decisions will be made by June, 2012 and awards distributed by July, 2012.
Bryon Andreasen, “‘As Good A Right to Pray’: Protestant Democrats on the Northern Civil War Home Front,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Advisor: Robert W. Johannsen
*Dissertation on file
Mara Dodge, “The Social Construction of Female Criminality: A History of Women’s Imprisonment in Illinois, 1860-1970,” University of Illinois at Chicago.
Advisors: Margaret Strobel and Leo Schelbert
Suzanne Cooper Guasco, “‘On the Alter of His Principles’: Edward Coles and the Crucible of Slavery,” The College of William and Mary.
Advisor: Chandos Michael Brown
Caroline Waldron Merithew, “ Prairie Immigrants: Class Formation, Racial Consciousness, and American Identity in the Illinois River Valley Coal Towns, 1894-1924,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Advisor: James R. Barrett
Rowena Olegario, “Credit and Society in Nineteenth-Century America,” Harvard University.
Advisor: Stephan Thernstrom
Graham Peck, “The Social and Cultural Origins of Sectional Politics: Illinois from Statehood to Civil War,” Northwestern University.
Advisor: James Oakes
Andrew C. Rieser, “Origins of the Liberal Creed: Public Culture and Private Desire at Chautauqua, 1874-1919,” University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Advisor: Paul S. Boyer
Amada I. Seligman, “Scaling Ghetto Walls: Race and Community on Chicago’s West Side, 1940-1970,” Northwestern University.
Advisor: Henry C. Binford
Michael J. Bennett, “Bluecoats Afloat: The Common Union Soldier of the American Civil War,” St. Louis University.
Advisor: Mark E. Neely, Jr.
Wallace Best, “‘Passionately Human, No Less Divine’: Racial Ideology and Religious Culture in the Black Churches of Chicago, 1915-1955,” Northwestern University.
Advisor: Nancy MacLean
Tracey A. Deutsch, “The Politics of Mass Consumption: Gender, Retailing, and the State, 1920-1946,” University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Advisor: Coleen Dunlavy
Rosemary Holz, “The Birth Control Clinic: Women, Planned Parenthood, and the Birth Control Manufacturing Industry, Illinois, 1930-1975,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Advisor: Leslie Reagan
Lynnea Magnuson, “A Gendered Reading of Manifest Destiny,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Advisor: Sonja Michel
Doris Malkmus, “Coeducation, Social Reconfiguration and the Settlement of Illinois,” University of Iowa.
Advisor: Kenneth Cmiel
Wendy Plotkin, “Deeds of Mistrust: Race, Housing, and Restrictive Covenants in Chicago, 1900-1950,” University of Illinois at Chicago.
Advisor: Perry R. Duis
Mark Santow, “Saul Alinsky and the Crisis on American Democracy,” University of Pennsylvania.
Advisor: Michael Katz
Andrew B. Smith, “Reels of Blood and Thunder: A History of the Chicago Western,” University of California at Los Angeles.
Advisor: Thomas S. Hines
Randi Jill Storch, “Shades of Red: The Communist Party and Chicago’s Workers, 1928-1939,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Brian S. Deason, “Eye of the Storm: A Political Biography of Senate Majority Leader Scott W. Lucas,” Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Advisor: Howard W. Allen
Dawn Rae Flood, “ Hard to Prove: Victims in Chicago Rape Trials, 1926-1966,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Advisor: Leslie J. Reagan
D. Bradford Hunt, “What Went Wrong with Public Housing? Federal Policymaking and Local Implementation in Chicago, 1934-1980,” University of California at Berkeley.
Advisor: Richard Abrams
Michael D. Jacobs, “Catholic Response to the Ku Klux Klan Incursion into the Midwest, 1921-1928,” Marquette University.
Advisor: Steven Avella
Charles Lumpkins, “The History of African Americans in East St. Louis, Illinois circa 1914-1945,” Pennsylvania State University.
Advisor: Nan Elizabeth Woodruff
John F. Lyons, “The Chicago Teachers Union and the Schools, 1937-1980,” University of Illinois at Chicago.
Advisor: Eric Arnesen
Lisa Gail Materson, “African American Women’s Involvement in Electoral Politics, 1913-1936,” University of California at Los Angeles.
Advisor: Ellen DuBois
Chandra M. Miller, “Motivations and Attitudes of Union and Confederate Soldiers in the Civil War,” Harvard University.
Advisor: William E. Gienapp
Stephen J. Provasnik, “The Quest for Perfection: The Making of the School and the State, 1870-1920,” University of Chicago.
Advisor: Carl F. Kaestle
Mark R. Wilson, “The Business of Civil War and the Transformation of Political Economy: The Midwest and the Union, 1848-1877,” University of Chicago.
Advisor: Kathleen Neils Conzen
Mark A. Cyr, “‘The Valley of Shadows’: Religion, Law and Politics in Antebellum Illinois,” Washington University.
Advisor: Iver Bernstein
Andrew J. Diamond, “Hoodlums, Rebels, and Vice Lords: Youth Gangs and the Politics of Race in Chicago, 1919-1973,” University of Michigan.
Advisor: Terrance J. McDonald
Elizabeth Green, “Unraveling a Pastime: Needlework and Needlework Literature, 1870-1910,” Northern Illinois University.
Advisor: Barbara M. Posadas
Elisa Miller, “Education for What? Home Economics, Woman, and American Higher Education, 1890-1935,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Advisor: Sonya Michel
Timothy B. Neary, “Crossing Parochial Boundaries: African-Americans and Interracial Catholic Social Action in Chicago, 1919-1954,” Loyola University of Chicago.
Advisor: Timothy J. Gilfoyle
Oleta Prinsloo, “The Case of ‘the Dyed-in-the-Wool Abolitionists’ in Marion County, Missouri in the early 1840s: An Examination of a Slaveholding Community’s Response to Radical Abolitionism,” University of Missouri-Columbia.
Advisor: Susan Flader
Nicole Ranganath, “Wedding Women to Tradition: Marriage in the South Asian Diaspora 1965-1990,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Rachael Bohlmann, “Drunken Husbands, Drunken State: The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union’s Remaking of American Families and Public Communities in Chicago, 1874-1933,” University of Iowa.
Advisor: Linda K. Kerber
Jeffrey A. Brune, “Agrarian Vestiges: Rural Migrants and the Rise of Chicago, 1871-1929,” University of Washington.
Advisor: Richard S. Kirkendall
Jonathan S. Coit, “The Discourse of Racial Violence: Race, Gender, Politics and Crime in Chicago, 1914-1923,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Advisor: Kathryn J. Oberdeck
Sean Harris, “From Moral Healing to Mental Hygiene: The Commitment, Institutionalization, and Aftercare of the Mentally Ill in Illinois from 1870-1930,” University of Illinois at Chicago.
Advisor: Leo Schelbert
Daniel J. Lerner, “Visions of a Sporting City: ‘Shadowball’ and Black Chicago, 1890-1955,” Michigan State University.
Advisor: Maureen Flanagan
Alan G. Shackford, “The American Bottom, Crossroads of Early America,” Indiana University.
Advisor: R. David Edmunds
Peter J. Ufland, “The Politics of Race in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio, 1864-1890,” University of Illinois at Chicago.
Advisor: Michael Perman
Pamela L. Baker, “The National Road and the Promise of Improvement, 1802-1841,” University of Illinois at Chicago.
Advisor: Daniel Scott Smith
Susan Roth Breitzer, Class, Ethnicity, and Community: The Jewish Labor Movement of Chicago, 1886-1928,” University of Iowa.
Advisor: Shelton Stromquist
Lionel Kimble, Jr., “Combating the City of Neighborhoods: Employment, Housing, and Civil Rights in Chicago, 1940-1955,” University of Iowa.
Advisor: Robert F. Jefferson
Matthew R. Lindaman, “Heimat in the Heartland: A Trans-Atlantic German Migration,” University of Kansas.
Advisor: Carl Strikwerda
Russell McClintock, “Response to Secession: Northern Political Culture and the Crisis of the Union, 1860-1861,” Clark University.
Advisor: Drew McCoy
Paula J. Anders McNally, “Moral Education in One-Room Schools: Macoupin County as a Case Study, 1906-1940,” Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Advisor: Kay J. Carr
*Dissertation on file
Robert M. Owens, “Mr. Jefferson’s Hammer: William Henry Harrison, the Hoosiers, and the Primacy of Indian Policy in the Early Republic,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Advisor: Daniel Littlefield
Jennifer L. Weber, “The Civil War and Northern Society,” Princeton University.
Advisor: James M. McPherson
Sarah Boyle, “‘Creating a Union of the Union’: The Place of Regionalism in the Development of the National Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, 1880-1900,” State University of New York at Binghamton.
Advisor: Kathryn Kish Sklar
Steve Burnett, “‘Cheat You Fair’: Maxwell Street and Chicago’s Working Poor, 1912-1968,” Carnegie Mellon University.
Advisor: Joe William Trotter
Linda Carlisle, “Elizabeth Packard and Boundaries of Gender, Religion and Sanity in Nineteenth Century America,” Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Advisor: John Y. Simon
Cheryl Ganz, “A Century of Progress: The 1933 Chicago World’s Fair,” University of Illinois at Chicago.
Advisor: Perry R. Duis
Steve Hageman, “‘This is a Terrible Thing’: Race, Class, and Gender on Chicago’s Southwest Side, 1950-1970,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Michael T.M. McCoyer, “Mestizaje Meets the Color Line: Mexicans and Racial Formation in the Chicago-Calumet Region, 1917-1960,” Northwestern University.
Caroline Rolland-Diamond, “Student Activism in Chicago in the Vietnam War Era, 1965-1973,” Universite De Paris 1 (The Sorbonne).
Advisor: Andre Kaspi
Michael Sherfy, “Narrating Black Hawk: Constructing and Reconstructing a Native American Historical Subject, 1832-2002,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Advisor: Frederick E. Hoxie
Jennifer Harbour, “Shining in the Shadow of Men and War: African-American Women’s Philanthropy and Political Culture in Civil War Chicago and St. Louis, 1863-1870,” University of Iowa.
Advisor: Leslie A. Schwalm
Michael D. Innis-Jimenez, “Persisting in the Shadow of Steel: Community Formation and Survival in Mexican South Chicago, 1919-1939,” University of Iowa.
Advisors: Malcolm Rohrbough and Shelton Stromquist
Christopher E. Jaffe, “‘Us and Them’: The Changing Boundaries of Acceptance and Exclusion for Incoming Ethnic Religious, and Racial Groups in Rockford, Illinois, 1880-1945,” Northern Illinois University.
Robert M. Morrissey, “Bottomlands, Borderlands: Empire and Identity in the Eighteenth Century Illinois Country,” Yale University.
Advisor: John Mack Faragher
Emily B. Zuckerman, “EEOC v. Sears,” Rutgers University at New Brunswick.
Advisor: Steven F. Lawson
Kenya Davis-Hayes, “Lessons of Place: A Case Study on the Creation of Physical and Curricular Segregation, 1910-1920,” Purdue University.
Advisor: Vernon J. Williams, Jr.
Cheryl Hudson, “Making the Modern Citizen: Political Culture in Chicago, 1890-1930,” Vanderbilt University.
Advisor: Don H. Doyle
Dana Weiner, “Racial Radicals, Principles Enacted: The Struggle Against Inequality, Prejudice, and Slavery, 1829-1870,” Northwestern University.
Advisor: Stephanie McCurry
Rene Luis Alvarez, “Minority Education in the Urban Midwest: Mexican Immigrants and Mexican Americans in Chicago, 1920-1990,” University of Pennsylvania.
Advisor: Michael B. Katz
John A. Ayabe, “Evangelicals and the Antimission Crisis: A Study of Religious Identity in the Central Mississippi Valley, 1820-1840,” Saint Louis University.
Advisor: Lewis Perry
Denise R. Johnson, “GI Jane Remembered: Central Illinois Women Who Served Their Country During World War II,” Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Stacy Pratt McDermott, “ A Legal Conduit of Community Power: Grand and Petit Jury Service in Antebellum Midwest,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Advisor: Vernon Burton
Sarah Rose, “No Right to Be Idle: Work, Citizenship, and the Invention of Disability, 1880-1930,” University of Illinois at Chicago.
Advisor: Susan Levine
Anne Stephenson, “Rebuilding Bungalows: Home Improvement and the Historic Chicago Bungalow Initiative,” University of Chicago.
Advisor: Katherine Fischer Taylor
Thomas Bahde, “Race and Justice in the Heartland: Three Nineteenth-Century Lives,” University of Chicago.
Advisor: Kathleen Neils Conzen
Will Cooley, “Holding the Line: Status, Race and the Middle Class on Chicago’s Southside, 1945-1983,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Bryan Nicholson, “The Price of Americanism: Youth, U.S. Nationalism, and the American Legion, 1935-1970,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
John Reda, “Joining the Union: Land, Race, and Sovereignty in the Illinois Country, 1763-1824,” University of Illinois at Chicago.
Advisor: Richard R. John
Joshua Salzmann, “”Safe Harbor: Chicago’s Waterfront and the Political Economy of the Built Environment, 1877-1920,” University of Illinois at Chicago.
Megan Birk, “At the Mercy of the State: Rural Child Welfare Institutes, 1865-1910,” Purdue University.
Advisor: R. Douglas Hurt
Marc Dluger, “A Regimental Community: The Men of the 82nd Illinois Infantry Regiment Before, During, and After the American Civil War,” Loyola University.
Advisor: Theodore J. Karamanski
Keith Erekson, “When People Do History: Indiana’s ‘Lincoln Inquiry’ and the Practice of History in America,” Indiana University.
Advisor: David Thelen
Julilly Kohler-Hausmann, “The Rise of a Punishing Logic: The Punitive Turn in American Social Policy, 1968-1980,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Advisor: Mark Leff
Jason Kozlowski, “Will Globalization Play in Peoria? Class, Race and Nation in the Global Economy, 1948-1998,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Michael Rosenow, “Injuries to All: The Rituals of Dying and the Politics of Death among Workers, 1877-1924,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Matthew Sherman, “Presidential Assassinations: The Failure to Protect Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley,” Saint Louis University.
Advisor: Donald T. Critchlow
David Spatz, “Expressways and the Transformation of Metropolitan Chicago, 1939-1973,” University of Chicago.
Advisor: George Chauncey
Stephen A. Martin, “Native Diaspora: Shawnee and Delaware Communities in the Mississippi Valley, 1779-1825,” University of Oklahoma.
Advisor Joshua Piker
Matthew T. Popovich, “Boundaries of Progress: The Politics of Urban Annexation and the Anti-Annexation, 1870-1930,” University of Illinois at Chicago.
Advisor: Perry Duis
Shannon Smith Bennett, “A Different Civil War: Rioting in the Lower Midwest, 1860-1890,” Indiana University
Advisor: Eric Sandweiss
Mimi Cowan, “Immigrants, Nativists, and the Making of Gilded Age Chicago,” Boston College
Advisor: Kevin Kenny
Daniel Peart, “Popular Engagement with Politics in the United States During the Early 1820s,” University College London
Advisor: Iwan Morgan
Kerry L. Pimblott, “Soul Power: Black Power and African-American Christianity in Cairo, Illinois, 1967-1974,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Advisor: Clarence Lang and Mark Leff
Felicity M. Turner, “Narrating Infanticide: Constructing the Modern Gendered State in Nineteenth-Century America,” Duke University
Advisor: Laura Edwards
Thomas Dorrance, “Old Friends and New Deals: Reconfiguring Local Politics in 1930s Chicago and Los Angeles,” University of Illinois at Chicago
Advisor: Robert D. Johnston
Melissa Hayes, “Litigating Intimacy: The Legal Culture of Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century Illinois,” Northern Illinois University
Advisor: James Schmidt
Ryan W. Keating, “‘Give Us War in Our Time’: America’s Irish Communities in the Civil War Era,” Fordham University
Advisor: Paul A. Cimbala
Patrick A. Pospisek, “Galena, Illinois: The Rise and Fall of Frontier Urbanization in the American Midwest, 1820-1870,” Purdue University
Advisor: John Larson
Barton Price, “Evangelical Periodicals and the Making of America’s Heartland in the Nineteenth Century,” Florida State University
Advisor: John Corrigan
Alonzo M. Ward, “Before the Flood: African Americans and the Labor Movement in Illinois, 1865-1915,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Advisor: Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua