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Global Maritime History is currently looking for reviewers for the following new publications in maritime history broadly conceived. For presses wishing to have books reviewed please contact our book reviews editor.

If you would like to publish another book which does not appear on this list, and which has not yet been reviewed, please get in touch with the editor at the above email address and provide them with the publisher and author information.

Guidelines for book review submissions and details about obtaining physical review copies can be viewed here.

Books for review: 

Bennett, Herman. African Kings and Black Slaves: Sovereignty and Dispossession in the Early Modern Atlantic. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018.

Burnard, Trevor. Jamaica in the Age of Revolution. University of Pennsylvania Press, Forthcoming April 2020.

Chambers, Jack and Erik Hendrix w. Esteve Polls, Illustrator. D-Day: Storming Fortress Europe. Under Fire Series. London: Osprey Publishing, 2020. *Please note that this is a Graphic Novel*

Cogar, William B. Chesapeake Bay Shipwrecks. Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing, Forthcoming, March 30, 2020.

Craig, Steven. All Present and Accounted For: The 1972 Alaska Grounding of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis and the Heroic Efforts that Saved the Ship. Ashland, OR: Hellgate Press, 2019.

Draminski, Stefan. The Battleship USS Iowa (Anatomy of the Ship). London: Osprey Publishing, 2020.

Earle, Rebecca. Feeding the People: The Politics of the Potato. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming June 2020.

Fee, Sarah, ed. Cloth that Changed the World: The Art and Fashion of Indian Chintz. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020.

Fullager, Kate. The Warrior, the Voyager, and the Artist: Three Lives in an Age of Empire. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020.

Godbeer, Richard M. World of Trouble: A Philadelphia Quaker Family’s Journey through the American Revolution. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019.

Johnson, Jessica. Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World. Pittsburg: University of Pennsylvania Press, Forthcoming July 30, 2020.

Jones, Richard M. Collision in the Night: The Sinking of HMS Duchess. Lodge Books, 2019.

Jowitt, Claire, Craig Lambert, and Steve Mentz. eds. The Routledge Companion to Marine and Maritime Worlds, 1400-1800. London: Routledge, Forthcoming July 20, 2020.

Lemire, Beverly, and Giorgio Riello, eds. Dressing Global Bodies: The Political Power of Dress in World History. London: Routledge, 2019.

Xu Lu, Sidney. The Making of Japanese Settler Colonialism: Malthusianism and Trans-Pacific Migration, 1868-1961. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.

Books Currently Being Reviewed:

Amirell, Stefan Elköf. Pirates of Empires: Colonisation and Maritime Violence in Southeast Asia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.

Beaujard, Philippe. The Worlds of the Indian Ocean: A Global History, vol 1 (From the Fourth Millennium BCE to the Sixth Century CE) and vol 2 (From the Seventh Century to the Fifteenth Century CE). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.

Ben-Ur, Aviva. Jewish Autonomy in a Slave Society: Suriname in the Atlantic World, 1651-1825. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020.

Bleyer, Bill. Long Island and the Sea: A Maritime History. The History Press, 2019.

Bockstoce, John R. White Fox and Icy Seas in the Western Arctic: The Fur Trade, Transportation, and Change in the Early Twentieth Century. London and New York: Yale University Press, 2018.

Chaffee, John W. The Muslim Merchants of Premodern China: The History of a Maritime Asian Trade Diaspora, 750-1400. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.

Cutler, Thomas J. The Battle of Leyte Gulf at 75: A Retrospective. Naval Institute Press, 2019.

Delucia, Christine M. Memory Lands: King Philip’s War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019.

Elias, Ann. Coral Empire: Underwater Oceans, Colonial Tropics, Visual Modernity. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2019.

Endsor, Richard. The Master Shipwright’s Secrets: How Charles II Built the Restoration Navy. London: Osprey, 2020.

Goodall, Jamie L. H. Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay: From the Colonial Era to the Oyster Wars. Stroud: The History Press, 2020.

Hall, Keith. Polaris: The History of the UK’s Submarine ForceStroud, Gloucestershire: The History Press, 2018.

Kinkel, Sarah. Disciplining the Empire: Politics, Governance, and the Rise of the British Navy. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2018.

Konstam, Angus. Hunt the Bismark: The Pursuit of Germany’s Most Famous Battleship. London: Osprey Publishing, 2019.

Manion, Jen. Female Husbands: A Trans HistoryCambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020.

Nechtman, Tillman. The Pretender of Pitcairn Island: Joshua W. Hill – The Man Who Would be King Among the Bounty MutineersCambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.

Ormrod, David, and Gijs Rommelse, eds. War, Trade and the State: Anglo-Dutch Conflict, 1652-89. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2020.

Quilley, Geoff. British Art and the East India Company. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2020.

Rigby, Nigel and Pieter van der Merwe. Pacific Exploration: Voyages of Discovery from Captain Cook to the Beagle. London: Adlard Coles, 2018.

Roorda, Eric Paul, ed. The Ocean Reader: History, Culture, PoliticsDurham, NC: Duke University Press, 2019.

Smith, Jason W. To Master the Boundless Sea: The U.S. Navy, the Marine Environment, and the Cartography of Empire. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018.

Veevers, David. The Origins of the British Empire in Asia, 1600-1750. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020.

Venable, Heather. How the Few Became the Proud: Crafting the Marine Corps Mystique, 1874-1918. Annapolis: US Naval Institute Press, 2019.

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