In Memoriam: Amy Kaplan and Thomas Joseph McCormick Jr.

SHAFR is saddened at the loss of noted scholars Amy Kaplan on July 30 aged 66 and Thomas Joseph McCormick Jr. on July 25 aged 87.

Amy Kaplan was the Edward W. Kane Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania and past president of the American Studies Association.  Her works included the Cultures of United States Imperialism (1994) collection, co-edited with Donald J. Pease, "which marked a paradigm shift for the field of American Studies, forcing scholars to contend with the United States’s imperialist history."

Thomas Joseph McCormick Jr. was emeritus professor of history at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow and Distinguished Fulbright Lecturer at University College Dublin among other posts.  He authored and co-authored six books including China Market: America’s Quest for Informal Empire 1893–1901 (1967) and America’s Half-Century: United States Foreign Policy in the Cold War (1990).


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