Jeremy C. Young

American Historian


I am a historian of the 19th and 20th century United States, with particular interests in American culture, social movements, and the history of emotional experience. I earned my Ph.D. in U.S. History from Indiana University in July 2013. I am currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in History at Grand Valley State University.

My book manuscript, The Age of Charisma: Leaders, Followers, and Emotions in American Society, 1870-1940, traces the origins of modern leader-follower relationships to a uniquely emotional type of social movement that developed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The manuscript is currently under contract with Cambridge University Press.

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