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- Early Modern Atlantic world, Early America, American Revolution, Dutch empire, slavery, gender, Berbice
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- About Me
I teach courses in Early American history, Atlantic History, and Women’s History. I am an affiliate faculty member in Gender and Women’s Studies (GWST). I served as Chair of the History Department from 2011-2018.
My book about a massive and nearly successful slave rebellion in Berbice, a in Dutch colony (now the Republic of Guyana) in South America, Blood on the River: A Chronicle of Mutiny and Freedom will be published in August 2020 with The New Press.
An article about this work, “Dodging Rebellion: Politics and Gender in the Berbice Slave Uprising of 1763,” was published in the American Historical Review in Feb. 2016. It won a number of prizes.
Together with Michael McDonnell and Andrew Schocket, I am editing a three-volume The Cambridge History of the American Revolution.
Previously, I published Breaking Loose Together: The Regulator Rebellion in Pre-Revolutionary North Carolina (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002).
- Recent Publications
“Dodging Rebellion: Women and Gender in the Berbice Slave Uprising of 1763,” American Historical Review 121, 1 (Feb. 2016), 39-69.
“Opting Out,” The American Revolution Reborn issue, COMMON-PLACE 14, 3 (Spring 2014).
“’Wij beleeven hier droevige tyden’: Europeanen, Indianen en Afrikanen in de Berbice Slavenopstand, 1763-1764,” in Victor Enthoven, Henk den Heijer, Han Jordaan, eds., Geweld in de West: Een militaire geschiedenis van de Nederlandse Atlantische wereld, 1600-1800 (Leiden: Brill, 2013), 183-216.
“Maroons and Marronage,” In Oxford Bibliographies Online: The Atlantic World. Trevor Burnard. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013, updated 2016.
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- Country Focus
- US, Atlantic World, Dutch colonies, Dutch Republic, Guyana
- Expertise by Geography
- Atlantic, Caribbean, Netherlands, North America, Western Europe
- Expertise by Chronology
- 18th century, Early Modern
- Expertise by Topic
- American Revolution, Colonialism, Gender, Labor, Rebellion & Revolution, Slavery, Women