K.C. Johnson

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Research Interests

  • American History


  • Ph.D. Harvard University


Affiliated Campus(es)

  • Brooklyn College

Selected Publications




  • “Vietnam’s Second Front,” roundtable, H-DIPLO.

  • "Did Nixon Commit Treason in 1968? What the New LBJ Tapes Reveal," History News Network.

  • "The Duke Lacrosse Case and the Blogosphere," Law and Contemporary Problems 71 (2008): 155-170.

  • "Managing the Fall of a Friendly Dictator: The US and Anastasio Somoza's Nicaragua," in Ernest R. May and Philip Zelikow, eds., Dealing with Dictators: Dilemmas of US Diplomacy and Intelligence Analysis, 1945-1990, MIT Press, 2006.

  • "Politics, Policy, and Presidential Power: Lyndon Johnson and the 1964 Farm Bill," in Mitch Lerner, ed., Looking Back at LBJ: White House Politics in a New Light, University Press of Kansas, 2005.

  • "The Unexpected Consequences of Congressional Activism: The Clark and Tunney Amendments and U.S. Policy toward Angola," Diplomatic History 27 (2003): 215-243.

  • "The Progressive Dissent: Ernest Gruening and Vietnam," in Randall Bennett Woods, ed, Vietnam and the American Political Tradition: The Politics of Dissent, Cambridge University Press, 2003, pp. 36-62.

  • "Congressional Power," in Deconde, Burns, and Logevall, eds., Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy, 2d ed., Charles Scribner's Sons, 2002, pp. 293-313.

  • "The Politicization of Cultural Diplomacy," in Frank Ninkovich and Liping Bu, eds., The Cultural Turn, Imprint Publications, 2002, pp. 88-110.

  • "The State Department," Oxford Companion to American History, Oxford University Press, 2001.

  • "Congress and the Cold War," Journal of Cold War Studies 3 (2001): 77-101.

  • "Constitutionalism at Home and Abroad: The United States Senate and the Alliance for Progress, 1961-1967," International History Review 21 (1999): 414-442.

  • "Congress Confronts the Cold War: The Senate Government Operations Committee and American Foreign Relations, 1953-1969," Political Science Quarterly 113 (1998): 645-671.

  • "Anti-Imperialism and the Good Neighbour Policy," Journal of Latin American Studies 29 (1997): 89-110.

  • "The Origins of Dissent: Senate Liberals and Southeast Asia, 1959-1964," Pacific Historical Review 65 (1996): 249-275.

  • "The 'Lessons' of Vietnam," Journal of American-East Asian Relations 4 (1995): 291-298.

  • "Article XI in the Debate on the United States' Rejection of the League of Nations," International History Review 15 (August 1993): 502-524.

  • "Ernest Gruening and the Tonkin Gulf Resolution: Continuities in American Dissent," Journal of American-East Asian Relations 2 (Summer 1993): 111-135.

  • "The Transformation of Pan-Americanism," in On Cultural Ground, pp. 173-196.

K.C. Johnson - Professor -  profile photo


Affiliated Campus(es)

  • Brooklyn College