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2018-2019 Lemelson Center Fellowships and Travel Grants (Apps Due: 1 Dec 2017)

Research Opportunities at the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center
Applications Due: 1 December 2017

Through its fellowships and travel grants, the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation supports research projects that present creative approaches to the study of invention and innovation in American society. Projects may include (but are not limited to) historical research and documentation projects resulting in dissertations, publications, exhibitions, educational initiatives, documentary films, or other multimedia products. 

Author: 
Matthew Cecil
Reviewer: 
Rob Schorman

Schorman on Cecil, 'Branding Hoover's FBI: How the Boss's PR Men Sold the Bureau to America'


Matthew Cecil. Branding Hoover's FBI: How the Boss's PR Men Sold the Bureau to America. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2016. 344 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2305-1.

Reviewed by Rob Schorman (Miami University of Ohio Regionals)
Published on H-FedHist (October, 2017)
Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
Thomas J. Knock
Reviewer: 
Steven J. Bucklin

Bucklin on Knock, 'The Rise of a Prairie Statesman: The Life and Times of George McGovern'


Thomas J. Knock. The Rise of a Prairie Statesman: The Life and Times of George McGovern. Politics and Society in Modern America Series. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016. 544 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-14299-9.

Reviewed by Steven J. Bucklin (University of South Dakota)
Published on H-FedHist (September, 2017)
Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
Mark Douglas McGarvie
Reviewer: 
Mary K. Cayton

Cayton on McGarvie, 'Law and Religion in American History: Public Values and Private Conscience'


Mark Douglas McGarvie. Law and Religion in American History: Public Values and Private Conscience. New Histories of American Law Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. xxix + 273 pp. $29.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-60546-2.

Reviewed by Mary K. Cayton (The Ohio State University)
Published on H-FedHist (September, 2017)
Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

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