Atlantic History

Editor in Chief | Editorial Board | Articles and Contributors

Atlantic history is a fast developing field of historical inquiry that operates upon new assumptions about how to understand the remarkable nature of interactions between different peoples and cultures on four continents and many islands in the period between Columbus’ voyages to the New World in the late fifteenth century and the end of slavery in the Americas in the late nineteenth century. Its principal theme is the movement of peoples, ideas and things in the Atlantic World – a world encompassing the continents of Africa, Europe, North America and South America and many islands, from the Canary Islands near Africa to the Caribbean islands and to Bermuda in the North Atlantic. The multiple movements were fundamentally important in shaping the modern world and in making cultural diversity a key component of modern identity.

Importantly, Atlantic history differs from previous ways of looking at the transmission of cultural patters in the development of American, European and African societies in being determinedly polycentric rather than monocentric. In other words, the Atlantic world has no originary centre and is not conceived as a world in which Europeans acted and other peoples reacted but instead was a constantly evolving and changing world in which ideas, peoples, and things from disparate areas continually interacted with other ideas, peoples and things in complex ways, initiating diverse and fascinating processes of historical change. That the Atlantic World had no centre and no periphery but was one, ever changing world is a key way in which Atlantic history can be distinguished from historiographies such as `the Rise of the West’ which preceded its development as an historical field.

The nature of Atlantic history as a field means that there is an abundance of information out there for students and scholars to peruse. The problem is that the information available is both overwhelming and also very variable in quality? How can we find our way through the abundance of information that threatens to swamp us so that we can identify what is really good in the increasingly abundant literature that is being written about Atlantic history? I believe that Oxford Bibliographies is the best means to access the information that as scholars and students we need to master this rapidly changing historical field. The series was launched in 2009 and now has over 100 entries available for use with many more in development. Articles are written by a range of scholars from numerous countries and summarise the best in scholarship now available.

Editor in Chief

Trevor Burnard is Professor of History and Head of the School of History and Philosophy at the University of Melbourne. He has previously taught at the Universities of Warwick, Sussex, Brunel, Canterbury (NZ), Waikato and West Indies at Mona. He has also been a fellow at the National Humanities Center at North Carolina. The author of numerous books and scholarly articles, Dr. Burnard is interested in the history of early British America, including the British West Indies, and the Atlantic World, 1500-1800, particularly slavery, social history and demography, imperialism, economic and business history, and gender.

STANDING EDITORIAL BOARD

University of California, Davis
Universität Bayreuth
University of Glasgow
Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales

FOUNDING EDITORIAL BOARD

Binghamton University
University of South Carolina
Northeastern University
Swarthmore College
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Davidson College
University of California, Davis
University of Warwick
Vanderbilt University
University of Calgary
Rider University
UNICAMP, Brazil
Brunel University
Boston College
University of Michigan
Miami University of Ohio
University of East Anglia
University of Mary Washington
Université Paris Diderot
Université Paris Diderot

ARTICLES AND CONTRIBUTORS

* = recently published

Colonialism and Imperialism

Paul Musselwhite
Dartmouth College
Kathleen DuVal
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Gabriel Glickman
University of Cambridge
Emily Berquist Soule
California State University, Long Beach
Eva Botella-Ordinas
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Trevor Burnard
The University of Melbourne
Catherine Desbarats
McGill University
Christopher Hodson
Brigham Young University
Ken MacMillan
University of Calgary
Paul Cohen
University of Toronto
L. H. Roper
State University of New York at New Paltz
Trevor Burnard
The University of Melbourne
Allyson M. Poska
University of Mary Washington
Geoffrey Plank
University of East Anglia
Troy Bickham
Texas A&M University

Economic History

Kenneth Morgan
Brunel University
Guillaume Daudin
Université de Dauphine
Axel Borg
University of California, Davis
Adam Siegel
University of California, Davis
Sophie White
University of Notre Dame
Michelle Craig McDonald
Stockton University
Beverly Lemire
University of Alberta
Cheryl Susan McWatters
University of Ottawa
Yannick Lemarchand
Université de Nantes
Robert DuPlessis
Swarthmore College
Robert DuPlessis
Swarthmore College
Filipa Ribeiro da Silva
University of Macau
Mark Knights
University of Warwick
Hannah Farber
Boston College
Ty M. Reese
University of North Dakota
Jennifer Anderson
Stony Brook University
Albane Forestier
Centre Roland Mousnier
Pierre Gervais
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
Cathy D. Matson
University of Delaware
Kris Lane
Tulane University
Kris Lane
Tulane University
Christer Petley
University of Southampton
Daniel C. Littlefield
University of South Carolina
Frederick H. Smith
The College of William & Mary
Ben Marsh
University of Kent
Mark G. Hanna
University of California, San Diego
Justin Roberts
Dalhousie University
Cathy D. Matson
University of Delaware
Barbara Hahn
Texas Tech University
Cathy D. Matson
University of Delaware
Silvia Marzagalli
Université Nice Sophia-Antipolis
Daryl Hafter
Eastern Michigan University
Ahmed Reid
Bronx Community College, City University of New York
Rod Phillips
Carleton University

Intellectual History

Rachel O'Toole
University of California, Irvine
Simon Middleton
The University of Sheffield
François-Joseph Ruggiu
Université Paris-Sorbonne
Susan Scott Parrish
University of Michigan
Susanne Lachenicht
Universität Bayreuth
Susan Scott Parrish
University of Michigan
Sarah M. S. Pearsall
University of Cambridge
David Beck
University of Warwick
Helen Cowie
University of York
Will Slauter
Université Paris Diderot
Eve T. Bannet
University of Oklahoma
Andrew Wells
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Clément Thibaud
Université de Nantes
Finn Pollard
University of Lincoln
Mark Knights
University of Warwick
Trevor Burnard
The University of Melbourne
Michael Guasco
Davidson College
Evan Haefeli
Texas A&M University
Tim Engles
Eastern Illinois University

Legal and Constitutional History

Allyson M. Poska
University of Mary Washington
Max Edling
King's College London
Andrew D. M. Beaumont
Gary S. De Krey
St. Olaf College
Scott Harris
University of Mary Washington
Cassandra Good
University of Mary Washington
Marie Houllemare
Liam Riordan
The University of Maine
Douglas Bradburn
Binghamton University, State University of New York
Marieke Polfliet
École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales
Ken MacMillan
University of Calgary
Allan Potofsky
Université de Paris 8
Maurizio Valsania
Università degli Studi di Torino

Maritime History

Ty M. Reese
University of North Dakota
David Plouviez
University of Nantes
Kenneth Morgan
Brunel University
Tony Webster
Northumbria University
Tony Webster
Northumbria University
Edward G. Gray
Florida State University
Cécile Vidal
L'Ecole des Haute Etudes en Sciences Sociales
Silvia Marzagalli
Université Nice Sophia-Antipolis
Patrick O'Flanagan
University College Cork
Alan Gordon
University of Guelph
Marjoleine Kars
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Kris Lane
Tulane University
Hanna Hodacs
University of Warwick
Kenneth Morgan
Brunel University

National Liberation and Post-Colonialism

Jane Landers
Vanderbilt University
Trevor Burnard
The University of Melbourne
Michelle Craig McDonald
Stockton University
Roderick McDonald
Rider University
Marie-Jeanne Rossignol
Université Paris Diderot
Philippe Girard
McNeese State University

Slavery and Abolition of Slavery

Michael Guasco
Davidson College
Bronwen Everill
University of Cambridge
Matt Childs
University of South Carolina
Neal Salisbury
Smith College
Michael Tadman
University of Liverpool
Michelle Craig McDonald
Stockton University
Roderick McDonald
Rider University
Matt Childs
University of South Carolina
Sue Peabody
Washington State University Vancouver
Michael Guasco
Davidson College
Sally Hadden
Western Michigan University
Madeleine Dobie
Columbia University
David Ryden
University of Houston—Downtown
Stephan Lenik
St. Mary's College of Maryland
Michael Guasco
Davidson College
Ana Lucia Araujo
Howard University
Douglas Hamilton
University of Hull
Sally Hadden
Western Michigan University
Nick Draper
University College London
James Sidbury
Rice University
Mieko Nishida
Hartwick College
Ty M. Reese
University of North Dakota
Trevor Burnard
The University of Melbourne
Judie Newman
The University of Nottingham
Justin Roberts
Dalhousie University
Victor Enthoven
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Brett Rushforth
College of William & Mary
Stephen C. Kenny
University of Liverpool
David Northrup
Boston College
Michael Guasco
Davidson College
Kathleen S. Murphy
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Mariana Dantas
Ohio University

Social and Cultural History

David Northrup
Boston College
Stefania Capone
Centre national de la recherche scientifique/Université Paris Ouest
David Northrup
Boston College
Jane Landers
Vanderbilt University
Janet Moore Lindman
Rowan University
Daniel Maudlin
University of Plymouth
Silvia Kouwenberg
The University of the West Indies
Gregory D. Smithers
Virginia Commonwealth University
Ruth Herndon
Bowling Green State University
Nicole von Germeten
Oregon State University
Michelle Craig McDonald
Stockton University
Roderick McDonald
Rider University
Erik R. Seeman
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Ann Marie Plane
University of California, Santa Barbara
Vicki Hsueh
Western Washington University
Carla Gardina Pestana
University of California, Los Angeles
Ann Taylor Allen
University of Louisville
Jeffrey Pilcher
University of Toronto Scarborough
Molly McClain
University of San Diego
Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor
University of California, Davis
Karin Wulf
The College of William & Mary
Christine Walker
Yale-NUS College
Vincent Cousseau
University of Limoges
Thomas S. Kidd
Baylor University
Verónica Undurraga
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Shona Johnston
Mark Valeri
Washington University in St. Louis
Elizabeth Maddock Dillon
Northeastern University
Tim Watson
University of Miami
Wolfgang Splitter
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor
University of California, Davis
Robert DuPlessis
Swarthmore College
Leonard Smith
University of Birmingham
Jane E. Mangan
Davidson College
Aliocha Maldavsky
Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
José Ramón Jouve-Martín
McGill University
Susan Sleeper-Smith
Michigan State University
Edward E. Andrews
Providence College
David J. Silverman
George Washington University
Amanda Moniz
National History Center
Sarah M. S. Pearsall
University of Cambridge
Carla Gardina Pestana
University of California, Los Angeles
Abram C. Van Engen
Washington University in St. Louis
John Smolenski
University of California, Davis
Carla Gardina Pestana
University of California, Los Angeles
Rachel N. Schnepper
Grinnell College
Susanne Lachenicht
Universität Bayreuth
Susanne Lachenicht
Universität Bayreuth
Christopher Vernon
University of Warwick
Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor
University of California, Davis
David McInnis
University of Melbourne
Hilary Jones
Florida International University
Andrew Cayton
The Ohio State University
Travis Glasson
Temple University
Kevin J. McGinley
Tampereen yliopisto
Sarah Lentz
Universität Bremen
Anna Groeben
Universität Hamburg
Claudia Schnurmann
Universität Hamburg
Geoffrey Plank
University of East Anglia
Susan Scott Parrish
University of Michigan
Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor
University of California, Davis
Elizabeth Bouldin
Florida Gulf Coast University

The Atlantic World

Leslie Choquette
Assumption College
Mariana P. Candido
University of Notre Dame
John M. Monteiro
Universidade Estadual de Campinas - UNICAMP
Matthew P. Dziennik
United States Naval Academy
Trevor Burnard
The University of Melbourne
Emma Hart
University of St Andrews
Anya Zilberstein
Concordia University
Yanna Yannakakis
Emory University
Kathleen DuVal
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
David S. Jones
Harvard Medical School
Marjoleine Kars
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Roger Lee Jesus
Universidade de Coimbra
José Pedro Paiva
Universidade de Coimbra
Allyson M. Poska
University of Mary Washington
Catherine Molineux
Vanderbilt University
Marie-Jeanne Rossignol
Université Paris Diderot
Paul M. Pressly
Ossabaw Island Education Alliance
Philip Otterness
Warren Wilson College
Mark Knights
University of Warwick
Evelyn Jennings
St. Lawrence University
Bertrand Van Ruymbeke
Université de Paris 8
Jane Landers
Vanderbilt University
Jane Landers
Vanderbilt University
David Gleeson
Northumbria University
David Graizbord
The University of Arizona
Jonathan Schorsch
University of Potsdam
Jesús A. Cosamalón Aguilar
Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
Sean McEnroe
Southern Oregon University
Susanne Lachenicht
Universität Bayreuth
Aaron Spencer Fogleman
Northern Illinois University
James Taylor Carson
Queen's University
Carina Johnson
Pitzer College
Jessica Harland-Jacobs
University of Florida
Geoffrey Plank
University of East Anglia
Serena Zabin
Carleton College
Gunvor Simonsen
Saxo-Instituttet – Københavns Universitet
Kenneth Morgan
Brunel University
Shona Johnston
Emily Berquist Soule
California State University, Long Beach
Jessica Roney
Temple University
Susanne Lachenicht
Universität Bayreuth
John M. Monteiro
Universidade Estadual de Campinas - UNICAMP
David Hitchcock
Canterbury Christ Church University
Kathleen DuVal
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ronald Raminelli
Universidade Federal Fluminense
Nathalie Dessens
Université de Toulouse
Ned C. Landsman
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Matthew P. Dziennik
United States Naval Academy
Mariana P. Candido
University of Notre Dame
James Piecuch
Kennesaw State University
Clément Thibaud
Université de Nantes
Christopher Hodson
Brigham Young University
Philip Stern
Duke University
Gad Heuman
The University of Warwick
Randy M. Browne
Xavier University
Kate Fullagar
Macquarie University
Ken MacMillan
University of Calgary
Alejandro E. Gómez
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
Nicolás Ocaranza
École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales
David Onnekink
Universiteit Utrecht
Geoffrey Plank
University of East Anglia
Wayne E. Lee
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Erica Charters
University of Oxford
Molly Warsh
University of Pittsburgh

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