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

Michael Guasco
Davidson College
Bronwen Everill
University of Cambridge
David Northrup
Boston College
Stefania Capone
Centre national de la recherche scientifique/Université Paris Ouest
Ty M. Reese
University of North Dakota
David Northrup
Boston College
David Plouviez
University of Nantes
Jane Landers
Vanderbilt University
Leslie Choquette
Assumption College
Matt Childs
University of South Carolina
Kenneth Morgan
Brunel University
Guillaume Daudin
Université de Dauphine
Paul Musselwhite
Dartmouth College
Janet Moore Lindman
Rowan University
Mariana P. Candido
University of Notre Dame
Kathleen DuVal
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
John M. Monteiro
Universidade Estadual de Campinas - UNICAMP
Gabriel Glickman
University of Cambridge
Kenneth Morgan
Brunel University
Tony Webster
University of Northumbria at Newcastle
Matthew P. Dziennik
United States Naval Academy
Daniel Maudlin
University of Plymouth
Trevor Burnard
The University of Melbourne
Tony Webster
University of Northumbria at Newcastle
Edward G. Gray
Florida State University
Neal Salisbury
Smith College
Silvia Kouwenberg
The University of the West Indies
Rachel O'Toole
University of California, Irvine
Allyson M. Poska
University of Mary Washington
Emma Hart
University of St Andrews
Gregory D. Smithers
Virginia Commonwealth University
Ruth Herndon
Bowling Green State University
Adam Siegel
University of California, Davis
Axel Borg
University of California, Davis
Simon Middleton
The University of Sheffield
Anya Zilberstein
Concordia University
Sophie White
University of Notre Dame
Michelle Craig McDonald
Stockton University
Emily Berquist Soule
California State University, Long Beach
Eva Botella-Ordinas
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Trevor Burnard
The University of Melbourne
Yanna Yannakakis
Emory University
Nicole von Germeten
Oregon State University
Max Edling
King’s College London
Kathleen DuVal
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Beverly Lemire
University of Alberta
Yannick Lemarchand
Université de Nantes
Cheryl Susan McWatters
University of Ottawa
Roderick McDonald
Rider University
Michelle Craig McDonald
Stockton University
Erik R. Seeman
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
David S. Jones
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Robert DuPlessis
Swarthmore College
Michael Tadman
University of Liverpool
Ann Marie Plane
University of California, Santa Barbara
Marjoleine Kars
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
José Pedro Paiva
Universidade de Coimbra
Roger Lee Jesus
Universidade de Coimbra
Allyson M. Poska
University of Mary Washington
Robert DuPlessis
Swarthmore College
François-Joseph Ruggiu
Université Paris-Sorbonne
Roderick McDonald
Rider University
Michelle Craig McDonald
Stockton University
Vicki Hsueh
Western Washington University
Catherine Desbarats
McGill University
Susan Scott Parrish
University of Michigan
Susanne Lachenicht
Universität Bayreuth
Catherine Molineux
Vanderbilt University
Carla Pestana
University of California, Los Angeles
Ann Taylor Allen
University of Louisville
Filipa Ribeiro da Silva
University of Macau
Mark Knights
University of Warwick
Jeffrey Pilcher
University of Toronto Scarborough
Christopher Hodson
Brigham Young University
Matt Childs
University of South Carolina
Cécile Vidal
L'Ecole des Haute Etudes en Sciences Sociales
Marie-Jeanne Rossignol
Université Paris Diderot
Sue Peabody
Washington State University Vancouver
Silvia Marzagalli
Université Nice Sophia-Antipolis
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
Andrew D. M. Beaumont
Paul M. Pressly
Ossabaw Island Education Alliance
Philip Otterness
Warren Wilson College
Gary S. De Krey
St. Olaf College
Vincent Cousseau
University of Limoges
Thomas S. Kidd
Baylor University
Mark Knights
University of Warwick
Evelyn Jennings
St. Lawrence University
Susan Scott Parrish
University of Michigan
Verónica Undurraga
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Bertrand Van Ruymbeke
Université de Paris 8
Jane Landers
Vanderbilt University
Jane Landers
Vanderbilt University
Patrick O'Flanagan
University College Cork
Ken MacMillan
University of Calgary
Michael Guasco
Davidson College
Hannah Farber
Boston College
David Gleeson
Northumbria University
Alan Gordon
University of Guelph
Cassandra Good
University of Mary Washington
Scott Harris
University of Mary Washington
Shona Johnston
Independent Scholar
David Graizbord
The University of Arizona
Jonathan Schorsch
University of Potsdam
Mark Valeri
Union Presbyterian Seminary
Ty M. Reese
University of North Dakota
Paul Cohen
University of Toronto
Jane Landers
Vanderbilt University
Sally Hadden
Western Michigan University
Marie Houllemare
Sarah M. S. Pearsall
University of Cambridge
Jesús A. Cosamalón Aguilar
Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
Elizabeth Maddock Dillon
Northeastern University
Tim Watson
University of Miami
Madeleine Dobie
Columbia University
Liam Riordan
The University of Maine
Wolfgang Splitter
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Jennifer Anderson
Stony Brook University
David Ryden
University of Houston—Downtown
Marjoleine Kars
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor
University of California, Davis
Robert DuPlessis
Swarthmore College
Stephan Lenik
St. Mary's College of Maryland
Leonard Smith
University of Birmingham
Albane Forestier
Centre Roland Mousnier
Pierre Gervais
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
Cathy D. Matson
University of Delaware
Jane E. Mangan
Davidson College
Sean McEnroe
Southern Oregon University
Susanne Lachenicht
Universität Bayreuth
Kris Lane
Tulane University
Kris Lane
Tulane University
Aliocha Maldavsky
Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
Aaron Spencer Fogleman
Northern Illinois University
José Ramón Jouve-Martín
McGill University
Douglas Bradburn
Binghamton University, State University of New York
Susan Sleeper-Smith
Michigan State University
Edward E. Andrews
Providence College
David J. Silverman
George Washington University
Michael Guasco
Davidson College
James Taylor Carson
Queen's University
Carina Johnson
Pitzer College
David Beck
University of Warwick
Jessica Harland-Jacobs
University of Florida
Helen Cowie
University of York
Geoffrey Plank
University of East Anglia
Will Slauter
Université Paris 8
Serena Zabin
Carleton College
Gunvor Simonsen
Saxo-Instituttet – Københavns Universitet
Kenneth Morgan
Brunel University
Shona Johnston
Independent Scholar
Emily Berquist Soule
California State University, Long Beach
Jessica Roney
Temple University
Amanda Moniz
National History Center
Kris Lane
Tulane University
Christer Petley
University of Southampton
Marieke Polfliet
École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales
Sarah M. S. Pearsall
University of Cambridge
John M. Monteiro
Universidade Estadual de Campinas - UNICAMP
Susanne Lachenicht
Universität Bayreuth
David Hitchcock
Canterbury Christ Church University
Kathleen DuVal
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Eve T. Bannet
University of Oklahoma
L. H. Roper
State University of New York at New Paltz
Carla Pestana
University of California, Los Angeles
Ana Lucia Araujo
Howard University
Abram C. Van Engen
Washington University in St. Louis
John Smolenski
University of California, Davis
Andrew Wells
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Carla Pestana
University of California, Los Angeles
Rachel N. Schnepper
Grinnell College
Susanne Lachenicht
Universität Bayreuth
Susanne Lachenicht
Universität Bayreuth
Douglas Hamilton
University of Hull
Clément Thibaud
Université de Nantes
Daniel C. Littlefield
University of South Carolina
Ronald Raminelli
Universidade Federal Fluminense
Frederick H. Smith
The College of William & Mary
Christopher Vernon
University of Warwick
Nathalie Dessens
Université de Toulouse
Hanna Hodacs
University of Warwick
Ned C. Landsman
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Trevor Burnard
The University of Melbourne
Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor
University of California, Davis
David McInnis
University of Melbourne
Kenneth Morgan
Brunel University
Hilary Jones
Florida International University
Ben Marsh
University of Kent
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
Mark G. Hanna
University of California, San Diego
Matthew P. Dziennik
United States Naval Academy
Mariana P. Candido
University of Notre Dame
James Piecuch
Kennesaw State University
Ken MacMillan
University of Calgary
Clément Thibaud
Université de Nantes
Allyson M. Poska
University of Mary Washington
Justin Roberts
Dalhousie University
Finn Pollard
University of Lincoln
Christopher Hodson
Brigham Young University
Trevor Burnard
The University of Melbourne
Philip Stern
Duke University
David Northrup
Boston College
Roderick McDonald
Rider University
Michelle Craig McDonald
Stockton University
Gad Heuman
University of Warwick
Cathy D. Matson
University of Delaware
Mark Knights
University of Warwick
Allan Potofsky
Université Paris Diderot
Randy M. Browne
Xavier University
Marie-Jeanne Rossignol
Université Paris Diderot
Trevor Burnard
The University of Melbourne
Michael Guasco
Davidson College
Andrew Cayton
The Ohio State University
Michael Guasco
Davidson College
Kate Fullagar
Macquarie University
Geoffrey Plank
University of East Anglia
Kathleen S. Murphy
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Travis Glasson
Temple University
Kevin J. McGinley
Tampereen yliopisto
Maurizio Valsania
Università degli Studi di Torino
Barbara Hahn
Texas Tech University
Evan Haefeli
Texas A&M University
Philippe Girard
McNeese State University
Cathy D. Matson
University of Delaware
Ken MacMillan
University of Calgary
Anna Groeben
Universität Hamburg
Sarah Lentz
Universität Bremen
Claudia Schnurmann
Universität Hamburg
Mariana Dantas
Ohio University
Alejandro E. Gómez
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
Nicolás Ocaranza
École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales
Geoffrey Plank
University of East Anglia
Susan Scott Parrish
University of Michigan
Silvia Marzagalli
Université Nice Sophia-Antipolis
David Onnekink
Universiteit Utrecht
Troy Bickham
Texas A&M University
Geoffrey Plank
University of East Anglia
Erica Charters
University of Oxford
Wayne E. Lee
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Daryl Hafter
Eastern Michigan University
Ahmed Reid
Bronx Community College, City University of New York
Molly Warsh
University of Pittsburgh
Tim Engles
Eastern Illinois University
Rod Phillips
Carleton University
Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor
University of California, Davis
Elizabeth Bouldin
Florida Gulf Coast University

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