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FABIAN, ANN V.
Fellowship:
Botein 94-95, "Selling Experience: Amateur Authors and Pamphlet Publication in the Nineteenth-Century U.S." (assoc. prof. of American studies, Yale)
Education: California at Santa Cruz, B.A., 71; Yale, Ph.D., 82
Current Position: prof. of American studies and history, Rutgers
Fellowship Publications:
The Unvarnished Truth: Personal Narratives in 19th Century America (Univ. of California Press, 2000)
Other Publications: Card Sharks, Dream Books & Bucket Shops: Gambling in 19th-Century America (Cornell Univ. Press, 1990, Routledge, 1999)
Address: Rutgers University, American Studies, 131 George Strett, New Brunswick, NJ 08901; afabian[at]rci.rutgers.edu
Web Page: http://history.rutgers.edu/People/afabian.htm
[Updated 2006]

FABRE, GENEVIEVE EDITH
Fellowship:
Peterson 91-92, "Afro-American Feasts and Celebrations in the United States" (prof. of American studies, Univ. of Paris VII)
Education: Sorbonne, Ph.D., 69, doctorat d'etat, 78
Fellowship Publications: "Election Day Celebrations," in Wolfgang Binder ed., Slavery in the Americas, (Wrzburg: K.ningshausen & Neumann, 1993): 403-420; (ed. w/ Robert O'Meally) History and Memory in African-American Culture (New York/Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1994); "Festive Moments in Antebellum African American Culture: JonKonnu," in Sollors, Werner, and Maria Diedrich, eds. The Black Columbiad: Defining Moments in African-American Literature and Culture (Cambridge and London: Harvard Univ. Press, 1995): 52-63
Other Publications: The Restless Journey of James Agee (New York: William Morrow, 1977); Drumbeats, Masks and Metaphors (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Univ. Press, 1983); ed. and introduction Parcours identitaires aux USA (Paris: Publications de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, 1994)
[Updated 1997]

FABRE, MICHEL J.
Fellowship:
Peterson 91-92, "The Creoles of Color: Cultural Production as a Basis of Group Identity" (prof. of American studies, Univ. of Paris III)
Education: Sorbonne, Ph.D., 70
Current Position: prof. emeritus of American studies, Univ. of Paris III
Fellowship Publications:
"Une .mulation sans envie: La presse cr.ole de couleur . la Nouvelle Orl.ans aux dix-neuvi.me si.cle," (forthcoming); "Th.ophile Allain", "Caesar C. Antoine," "Couvent Institute," "Creole," "Rodolphe Desdunes," "Alice Dunbar-Nelson," "Armand Lanusse," "Les Cenelles," "P.B.S. Pinchback," in Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, ed. Jack Salzman, David Smith and Cornel West, (5 vols.), (New York: Macmillan, 1996)
Other Publications: The World of Richard Wright (Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi, 1985); From Harlem to Paris: Black American Writers in France 1840-1980 (Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press, 1991); (w/ John Williams) Way B(l)ack Then and Now: A Street Guide to African Americans in Paris (Universit. de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, 1992); (w/ Robert Skinner and Lester Sullivan) Chester Himes, An Annotated Primary and Secondary Bibliography (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992); The Unfinished Quest of Richard Wright (Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press, 1993); (ed. w/ Robert Skinner) Conservations with Chester Himes (Jackson: Univ. of Mississippi Press, 1995); (w/ R. Bobia, C. Davis, E. O'Neil and J. Saltman) The French Critical Reception of African American Literature, 1840-1970: An Annotated Bibliography (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1995); (w/ Edward Margolies) The Several Lives of Chester Himes, A Biography (Jackson: Univ. of Mississippi Press, 1997)
[Updated 1997]

FAGAN, BENJAMIN
Fellowship:
Tracy 08-09, "'Righteousness Exalteth a Nation': Practices of Black Nationalism, 1827-1860" (Ph.D. cand. in English, Virginia)
Education:
[Updated 2008]

FAHS, ALICE E.
Fellowship:
Hiatt 91-92, "Publishing the Civil War: Northern Publishers and the Literary Marketplace of War" (Ph.D. cand. in history, New York Univ.)
Fellowship: Botein 95-96 (asst. prof. of history, California at Irvine)
Education: New York Univ., Ph.D., 93
Current Position: assoc. prof. of history, California at Irvine
Fellowship Publications: The Imagined Civil War: Popular Literature of the North and South, 1861-65 (Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2000) [Honorable mention for the Lincoln Prize, 2002]
Web Page: http://www.humanities.uci.edu/history/faculty/fahs/
[Updated 2005]

FANNING, CHARLES F.
Fellowship:
Daniels 81-82, "The Irish Voice in America: Nineteenth-Century Fiction" (assoc. prof. of English, Bridgewater State)
Education: Harvard, B.A., 64, M.A.T., 66; Pennsylvania, M.A., 68, Ph.D., 72
Current Position: prof. of English and history and dir. of Irish Studies, Southern Illinois at Carbondale
Fellowship Publications: ed., The Exiles of Erin: Nineteenth-Century Irish-American Fiction (1987) [American Book Award, 1989]; The Exiles of Erin, 2nd edition, revised and enlarged, (Chester, PA: Dufour Editions, 1997); The Irish Voice in America: Irish-American Fiction from the 1760s to the 1980s (1990) [American Conference for Irish Studies Book Prize for Literary Criticism, 1991]
Other Publications: Finley Peter Dunne and Mr. Dooley: The Chicago Years (1978); Mr. Dooley and the Chicago Irish: An Anthology (1976)
Web Page: http://www.siu.edu/departments/english/gradfaculty/fanning.html
[Updated 2005]

FANNING, SARA
Fellowship:
Tracy 04-05, "The Promised Land: African Americans and Haiti from the Haitian Revolution to 1830" (Ph.D. cand. in history, Texas at Austin)
Education: Texas at Austin, B.A., 96; Univ. College of Galway, M.A., 98
[Updated 2005]

FAVRETTI, RUDY J.
Fellowship:
Daniels 78-79, "Landscaping Use of Trees in New England" (prof. of landscape architecture, Connecticut)
Education: Connecticut, B.S., 54; Cornell, M.S., 55; Massachusetts, B.L.A., 65, M.L.A., 67
Current Position: prof. emeritus, Connecticut, and landscape architect
Fellowship Publications: "The Ornamentation of New England Towns: 1750-1859," Journal of Garden History 2 (1982): 325-42
Other Publications: Co-author, with Joy Favretti, Landscapes and Gardens for Historic Building, 1978 (Nashville: American Association for State and Local History, 1978)
[Updated 2005]

FIDLER, ANN
Fellowship:
Botein 98-99, "A Cultural History of the American Law Book, 1700-1900" (asst. prof. of history, Ohio)
Education: Kansas, B.A., 84; California at Berkeley, J.D., 90; Ph.D., 96
Web Page: http://www-as.phy.ohiou.edu/Departments/History/faculty/fidler.html
[Updated 2005]

FIRST, SARA BABCOX
Fellowship:
Legacy 05-06, "The Mechanics of Renown: Culture and Celebrity in Nineteenth-Century America" (Ph.D. cand. in history, Michigan)
Education: Wellesley, B.A., 00
[Updated 2005]

FISHER, LINFORD D.
Fellowship:
Peterson 07-08 "The Politics of Conversion: Indian Agency, Religious Change, and Race in Southern New England, 1736-1775" (Ph.D. cand. in the study of religion, Harvard)
Education: Lancaster Bible College, B.S., 99; Gordon-Conwell, M.A., 02
[Updated 2007]

FISHER, LYDIA
Fellowship:
NEMLA 05-06, "Domesticating the Nation: American Literature, Exceptionalism, and the Science of Cultivation" (lecturer of English, Pennsylvania)
Education: Vassar, B.A., 93; Washington, M.A., 96, Ph.D. 00
Web Page: http://www.english.upenn.edu/People/Faculty/profile.php?pennkey=lydiaf
[Updated 2005]

FLIEGELMAN, JAY
(Died August 14, 2007)
Fellowship: Mellon Dist. Scholar-in-Residence 98-99, "Storied Associations: Books from Important American Libraries, 1650-1860, and the Tales they Tell" (prof. of English, Stanford)
Education: Wesleyan, B.A, 71; Stanford, Ph.D., 77
Other Publications: Declaring Independence: Jefferson, Natural Language, and the Culture of Performance (Stanford Univ. Press, 1993); Prodigals and Pilgrims: The American Revolution Against Patriarchical Authority, 1750-1800 (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1982)
[Updated 2007]

FONDERSMITH, JOHN
Fellowship:
Daniels 78-79, "History of American Travel Guidebooks" (Chief, Special Project Section, Municipal Planning Office, Washington D.C.)
Education: Maryland, B.A., 61; Illinois, M.S., 63
Current Position: chief, Downtown Section, Washington, D.C., Office of Planning
Other Publications:
American Urban Guidenotes: The Newsletter of Guidebooks (1979+)
Web Page: http://planning.dc.gov/planning/cwp/view,a,1278,q,569026.asp
[Updated 1997]

FOOS, PAUL W.
Fellowship:
Peterson 96-97, "Mexican Wars, 1835-1853: Manifest Destiny and American Society" (Ph.D. cand. in history, Yale)
Education: Massachusetts, B.A., 91; Yale, Ph.D., 97
Fellowship Publications: A Short, Offhand, Killing Affair: Soldiers and Social Conflict during the Mexican-American War (Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2002)
[Updated 2005]

FORBES, ERIN
Fellowship:
Peterson 08-09, "Popular Crime Writing and the Publications of David Walker and Edgar Allan Poe" (Ph.D. cand. in English, Princeton)
Education:
[Updated 2008]

FORD, BRIDGET
Fellowship:
Legacy 98-99, "People of Sorrow , Childern of Grace: Race and Religin in the Antebellum West" (Ph.D. cand. in history, California at Davis)
Fellowship: Mellon Post-Dissertation 03-04, "American Heartland: The Sentimentalization of Religion and Race Relations in Cincinnati and Louisville, 1830-1870"
Education: Barnard, B.A., 91; California at Davis, M.A., 94, Ph.D., 02
Current Position: faculty of history, California at Fresno
[Updated 2005]

FORD, MARGARET L.
Fellowship:
Haven 84-85, "Ann Franklin, Colonial Newport Printer" (dir. of Americana, Argosy Bookstore, New York City)
Education: Smith, B.A., 80; CUNY, Graduate Center, M.A., 1989
Current Position: assoc. dir., Book Dept., Christie's, King Street, London
Fellowship Publications: "The Types of the Franklin Press of Rhode Island, 1727-1763, with Addenda to Alden's Rhode Island Imprints," PBSA 82 (1988): 83-95; "A Widow's Work: Ann Franklin of Newport, R.I.," Printing History 24 (1991): 15-26; "Types and Gender: Ann Franklin, Colonial Printer," in S. Albertina ed., A Living of Words: American Women in Print Culture (Knoxville, TN, spring 1995)
Other Publications: "An Unrecorded Small-Format Incunable," The Library (1989); Christ, Plato and Hermes Trismegistus: The Dawn of Printing (Amsterdam, 1990); chapters in The History of the Book in Britain, Vol. 3; "Importation of Printed Books into Britain, 1450-1550" and "Private Ownership of Printed Books in Britain, 1450-1550" in The History of the Book in Britain, vol. III (Cambridge, England: Fall 1997)
[Updated 1997]

FORMISANO, RONALD P.
Fellowship:
AAS-NEH 76-77, "Massachusetts Political Culture, 1790-1840" (assoc. prof. of history, Clark)
Fellowship: R.A. 91-92, "American Populisms" (prof. of history, Florida)
Education: Brown, B.A., 60; Wisconsin, M.A., 62; Wayne State, Ph.D., 66
Fellowship Publications: The Transformation of Political Culture: Massachusetts Parties, 1790s-1840s (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1983); co-ed., Boston 1700-1980: The Evolution of Urban Politics (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1984)
Other Publications: The Birth of Mass Political Parties: Michigan, 1827-1861 (Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press); "Toward a Reorientation of `Jacksonian Politics': A Review of the Literature, 1959-1974," Journal of American History 63 (1976): 42-65; Boston Against Busing: Race, Class, and Ethnicity in the 1960s and 1970s (Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 1991); The Great Lobster War (Amherst: Univ. of Massachusetts Press, 1997)
[Updated 1997]

FORRANT, ROBERT F.
Fellowship:
Peterson 01-02, "Manufacturer to Industrial America: Worcester-area Machine Tool Firms and Skill, 1830-1875" (assoc. prof. of regional economic and social development, Massachusetts at Lowell)
Education: Northeastern, M.A., 72; Massachusetts at Amherst, Ph.D., 94
Other Publications: "The International Association of Machinists, Pratt & Whitney, and the Struggle for a Blue-Collar Future in Connecticut," International Review of Social History 47 (2002): 113-36
Web Page: http://www.uml.edu/Dept/RESD/forrant.htm
[Updated 2005]

FOX, RICHARD WIGHTMAN
Fellowship:
Mellon Postdoc. 00-01, "American Jesus" (prof. of history, Southern California)
Fellowship: Mellon Distinguished Scholar 05-06, " Lincoln's Body, Lincoln's Blood: The Death and Life of the Savior President" (prof. of history, Southern California)
Education: Stanford, B.A., 66, M.A., Ph.D., 75
Fellowship Publications: Jesus in America: Personal Savior, Cultural Hero, National Obsession (HarperSanFrancisco, 2004)
Other Publications: So Far Disordered in Mind: Insanity in California (University of California Press, 1978); Reinhold Niebuhr: A Biography (Pantheon Books, 1985); Trials of Intimacy: Love and Loss in the Beecher-Tilton Scandal (Univ. of Chicago Press, 1999)
Web Page: http://www.usc.edu/assets/college/faculty/profiles/202.html [Updated 2005]

FRANG, JOANNA
Fellowship:
Last 07-08 "Becoming American on the Grand Tour" (Ph.D. cand. in American history, Brandeis)
Education: Haverford, B.A., 01; Delaware/Winterthur, M.A., 03
[Updated 2007]

FRANKLIN, WAYNE S.
Fellowship:
AAS-NEH 94-95, "A Biography of James Fenimore Cooper" (Davis distinguished prof. of American literature, Northeastern)
Education: Union, B.A., 67; Pittsburgh, M.A., 68, Ph.D., 72
Current Position: prof. of English, Connecticut at Storrs
Fellowship Publications: "Cooper as a Passenger," American Neptune and Proceedings of North American Society for Oceanic History (1998)
Other Publications: Discoverers, Explorers, Settlers (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago, Press, 1979); The New World of James Fenimore Cooper (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1982); A Rural Carpenter's World (Iowa City: Univ. of Iowa Press, 1990); co-ed., Mapping American Culture (Iowa City: Univ. of Iowa Press, 1992); American Voices, American Lives: A Documentary Reader (New York: WW Norton, 1997)
[Updated 2006]

FREEBERG, ERNEST
Fellowship:
AAS-ASECS 95-96, "The Meaning of Blindnessin Early America" (asst. prof., Colby-Sawyer)
Education: Middlebury, B.A., 80; Emory, M.A., 91, Ph.D., 95
Current Position: assoc. prof. of history, Tennessee
Fellowship Publications: The Education of Laura Bridgman, First Deaf and Blind Person to Learn Language (Harvard, 2001) [John H. Dunning Prize, 2002]; "The Meanings of Blindness in 19th Century America," Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society (Fall 2002)
Other Publications: "'More Important than a Rabble of Common Kings': Dr. Howe's Education of Laura Bridgeman," History of Education Quarterly (Fall 1994); "'An Object of Peculiar Interest': The Education of Laura Bridgeman," Church History (June 1992)
Web Page: http://web.utk.edu/~history/f-freeberg.htm
[Updated 2005]

FREEHLING, WILLIAM W.
Fellowship:
AAS-NEH 89-90, "The Road to Disunion, Vol. 2: Secessionists Triumphant, 1854-61" (prof. of history, Johns Hopkins)
Education: Harvard, B.A., 58; California at Berkeley, M.A., 59, Ph.D., 63
Current Position: Otis A. Singletary chair in the humanities, Kentucky
Fellowship Publications:
"James Henley Thornwell's Mysterious Antislavery Moment," Journal of Southern History (1991); The Reintegration of American History: Slavery and the Civil War (1994)
Other Publications: Prelude to Civil War (1966) [Nevins and Bancroft Prizes]; The Road to Disunion, Vol. 1 (1990) [Library Journal's "Best Books of 1990;" Owsley Prize]; The South Vs. The South: How the Anti-Confederate Southerners Shaped the Course of the Civil War (Oxford Univ. Press, 2001)
Web Page: http://www.uky.edu/AS/History/faculty/bios/freehling.html
[Updated 2005]

FRIEDEL, ROBERT D.
Fellowship: Peterson 89-90, "Documenting Changes in Household Materials, 1800-87" ( assoc. prof. of history, Maryland)
Education: Brown, B.A., 71; London, MSC, 72; Johns Hopkins, Ph.D., 77
Current Position: prof. of History, University of Maryland
Fellowship Publications
: "Crazy About Rubber," American Heritage of Invention and Technology 5, no. 3 (Winter 1990): 44-49
Other Publications: Edison's Electric Light: A Biography of an Invention (New Brunswick: Rutgers Univ. Press, 1986); Zipper: An Exploration in Novelty (New York: WW Norton & Co., 1994)
Web Page: http://www.history.umd.edu/Bio/friedel.html
[Updated 2005]

FRIEDMAN, JEAN E.
Fellowship:
Peterson 85-86, "Families at War: Northern and Southern Communities in the Civil War" (assoc. prof. of history, Georgia)
Education: Moravian, B.A., 63; Lehigh, M.A., 67, Ph.D., 76
Current Position: retired
Other Publications: The Enclosed Garen: Women and Community in the Evangelical South, 1830-1900 (Univ. of North Carolina Press, 1985); Ways of Wisdom: Moral Education in the Early National Period (Univ. of Georgia Press, 2001)
Address: 1141 Hickory Hill Dr., Watkinsville, GA 30677; JEF2441[at]bellsouth.net
[Updated 2001]

FROST, LINDA ANNE
Fellowship:
R.A. 93-94, "The Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott and the Popular Press" (asst. prof. of English, Penn State--Wilkes-Barre)
Education: Bowling Green State, B.A., 85; SUNY at Stony Brook, Ph.D., 90
Current Position: assoc. prof of English and assoc. dir. of the university honors program, Alabama at Birmingham
Fellowship Publications:
Never One Nation: Freaks, Savages and Whiteness in U. S. Popular Culture, 1850-1877 (Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2005)
Other Publications: "'The Red Face of Man,' The Penobscot Indian, and a Conflict of Interest in Thoreau's Maine Woods," ESQ, 39 (1993), 21-47
Address: University of Alabama at Birmingham, HOH, 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL, 35294-4450; lfrost[at]uab.edu
Web Page: http://www.uab.edu/english/faculty/vitae/frost.html
[Updated 2006]

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