Faculty and Staff Directory
Title: Associate Professor
Specialty Area: Early American and Atlantic World
Office #: 546 Crown Center
Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh (2006)
M.A. History, University of Pittsburgh (1999)
B.A. Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA (1993)
the Atlantic history of the English Revolution
slavery in the early modern and twenty-first century global economies
the origins of abolitionism in the British Empire
- Summer Research Grant, Loyola University, 2008
- Short Term Research Grant, International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World, Harvard University, 2006
- Biannual Best Article Prize (co-winner), Labor: Studies inWorking-Class Histories of the Americas, "Radical Republicanism, Unfree Labor, and Imperialism in the Atlantic World, 1630-1661," (1 Winter 2004).
- Conference Grant, Forum for European Expansion and Global Interaction, Huntington Library, Pasadena, CA, January 2006
- Conference Grant, International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World, Harvard University, August 2003, August 2005.
- Michael Kraus Research Grant, American Historical Association, May 2003.
- Mary C. Mooney Research Fellow, Boston Athenaeum, August 2003.
- Hays Summer Research Grant, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh, March 2003.
- Summer Research Grant, Center for West European Studies, University of Pittsburgh, February 2003.
- Nominee, Pennsylvania Teacher of Excellence Award, February 2005, 2004, and 2003.
'Fire Under the Ashes': An Atlantic History of the English Revolution (forthcoming, University of Chicago Press)
Building the Atlantic Empires: Slavery, the State, and the Rise of Global Capitalism, 1500-1945 (co-edited with Evelyn Jennings (forthcoming, Brill Publishers, Global Social History Series)
"Out of the Land of Bondage': The English Revolution and the Atlantic Origins of Abolition," The American Historical Review(forthcoming, vol. 115, no. 3, June 2010)
Kidnapped: Child Trafficking in the Global Economies of the Seventeenth and Twenty-first Centuries," in J. Garbarino and G. Sigman, eds., The Child's Right to a Healthy Environment(New York: Springer Publishing, 2010).
"El distrito de Londinense de la calle Coleman y el mundo atlantico del republicanismo radical, 1624-1661," Itinerarios, del Centro de Estudios Espacio Memoriae Identidad, Universidad Naciona de Rosario, Argentina, 2007
"The Western Design and Radical Republicanism," International Seminar on the History of the Atlanta World,Working Papers: Soundings (Cambridge, MA, 2005)
"Radical Republicanism, Unfree Labor, and Imperialism in the Atlantic World, 1630-1661," Labor: Studies in Working-Class Histories of the Americas 1 Winter (2004), 47068
- "'Hell Broke Loose:' Coleman Street Ward and the Atlantic World of Radical Republicanism,” International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World, Working Papers: Atlantic Networks, 1500-1825 (Cambridge, MA, 2003)
Recent Book Reviews:
- Susan Dwyer Amussen, Caribbean Exchanges: Slavery and the Transformation of English Society, 1640-1700 (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2007) [Forthcoming in Itinerario: International Journal of the History of Global Expansion and Interaction]
- Glenn Burgess and Matthew Festenstein, eds., English Radicalism, 1550-1850 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007). [Forthcoming in Left History]
- David Brion Davis, Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006) in Itinerario: International Journal of the History of Global Expansion and Interaction 31.3 (2007).
- Jeremy Black, The Hanoverians: The History of a Dynasty(London: Hambledon and London, Ltd., 2004) in The History Teacher 39 February (2006).
- Jessica Warner, The Incendiary: The Misadventures of John the Painter, First Modern Terrorist (Toronto: McClellan and Stewart, 2005) in The International Journal of Maritime History XVII June (2005), 307-309.
- Carla Gardina Pestana, The English Atlantic in An Age of Revolution, 1640-1661 (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004) in The Journal of Social History 39 (4) 2006, 1189-1191.
- Joseph C. Morton, The American Revolution (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003) in The History Teacher 38 November (2004), 129-130.
- Rebecca J. Tannenbaum, The Healer's Calling: Women and Medicine in Early New England (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2002) in Itinerario: European Journal of Overseas History XXVIII June (2004), 83-86.
"Images of Irish Savagery and Slavery in the British Atlantic, 1550-1700," Vince Howard Memorial Lecture, Lewis University, Romeville, IL (April 2, 2008)
"The Barbary Pirates and Slavery in the British Empire and Early Republic," Islam and the West: European and American Views of Islam, 1450-1900, Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar, Chicago, IL (February 18, 2008)
"Slavery and Abolition: Historical Perspectives on a Comtemporary Problem," Seminar for Critical Social Thought, Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA (April 4, 2007
"In the Court of King Death: Three Tales of Justice Under the Jolly Roger," C.V. Starr Center for American Studies, Washington College, Chestertown, MD (November 5, 2006)
Future and Recent Conference Papers:
"Empire and Abolition in the Revolutionary Atlantic," British Group in Early American History Conference, Manchester University, Manchester, UK (September 13, 2008)
- "Commonwealth Principles, Impressment, and the Imperial State, 1647-1661," Workshop on The Armed Forces and British Society, 1650-1790, St. Hilda’s College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK (July 7, 2008)
- "Combustions in the Commonwealth": Radical Politics in the Atlantic World of the English Revolution," Newberry Library Seminar on Early American History and Culture, Chicago, IL (January 17, 2008)
- '"No Mere Mercenary Army': Empire, Unfree Labor, and the English Revolution;” panel organizer, The Imperial State and Unfree Labor in the Atlantic World, 1649-1840," North American Labor History Conference, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI (October 20, 2007)
- "Empire and Abolition in the Revolutionary Atlantic, 1630-1661," Forum for European Expansion and Global Interaction. The Huntington Library, Pasadena, CA. January 2006.
- "The Western Design and Radical Republicanism," International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. August 2005.
- "'Soldiers in the Army of the Lord': Thomas Venner, Impressment, and Radical Republicanism in the Atlantic World, 1636-1657," Conference on Class and Class Struggles in North America and the Atlantic World, 1500-1800. Bozeman, Montana. September 2003.
- "Hell Broke Loose': London's Coleman Street Ward and the Atlantic World of Radical Republicanism, 1624-1661," International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. August 2003.