J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship Recipients
The J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship in American History is sponsored jointly by the AHA and Library of Congress. It is awarded annually to support significant scholarly research in the library collections by scholars at an early stage of their careers.
2014 Jameson Fellowship
M. Scott Heerman, Deep River: Slavery, Empire, and Emancipation in the Upper Mississippi Valley, 1730—1860
Scott Heerman’s “Deep River” project looks at the making, remaking, and unmaking of slave economies in the Illinois country. Historians have long written about slavery’s expansion from the eastern seaboard into the heart of North America. “Deep River” turns that analysis inside out. It establishes slavery’s deep roots in the Upper Mississippi Valley and traces its connections out to shape the contours of slavery and freedom in US history.