If you are interested in reviewing a book for Global Maritime History, you can fill out our GHM Reviewer Form or email the book reviews editor.

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.

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

We encourage scholars both within and outside the field to review books, and we are happy to work with professors and professionals at all types of academic or scholarly institutions, with graduate students at all levels, and with alt-scholars in professions outside the academy.

We encourage potential reviewers to suggest books which are not suggested below. If you would like to review a book which does not appear on this list, and which has not yet been reviewed, please fill out the GMH Book Reviewer Form or get in touch with the editor at the above email address and provide them with the publisher and author information.

Please be aware that the current COVID-19 crisis has put pressure on publishers, and therefore reviewers may experience delays in receiving books or will be offered digital books as an alternative.

Books for review: 

*Please note that Brill and Palgrave Macmillan do not offer physical copies and that some publishers will only offer hardcopies to reviewers who reside in Europe and North America. GMH will try to accommodate your preferences but we cannot guarantee either access to books or physical copies. 

AlSayyad, Nezar. Nile: Urban Histories on the Banks of a River. Edinburgh University Press, 2019.

Barker, Hannah. That Most Precious Merchandise: The Mediterranean Trade in Black Sea Slaves, 1260-1500. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019.

Benidickson, Jamie. Levelling the Lake: Transboundary Resource Management in the Lake of the Woods Watershed. UBC Press, 2019.

Blakemore, Richard, and James Davey, ed. The Maritime World of Early Modern Britain. Amsterdam University Press, 2020.

Boast, Hannah. Hydrofictions: Water, Power and Politics in Isreali and Palestinian Literature. Edinburgh University Press, 2020.

Boon, Sonja. What the Oceans Remember: Searching for Belonging and Home. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2019.

Burnard, Trevor. Jamaica in the Age of Revolution. University of Pennsylvania Press, 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*

Cole, Peter. Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area. University of Illinois Press, 2018.

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

Demuth, Bathsheba. Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Sea. Penguin Random House, 2019.

Dunk, James. Bedlam at Botany Bay. NewSouth Books, 2019.

Easter, Gerald, and Mara Vorhees. The Tsarina’s Lost Treasure: Catherine the Great, a Golden Age Masterpiece, and a Legendary Shipwreck. Pegasus Books, 2020. *Forthcoming September 1.

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.

Gerritsen, Anne. The City of Blue and White: Chinese Porcelain and the Early Modern World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020.

Gutman, David. The Politics of Armenian Migration to North America, 1885-1915: Migrants, Smugglers and Dubious Citizens. Edinburgh University Press, 2019.

Heaslip, Matthew. Gunboats, Empire and the China Station: The Royal Navy in 1920s East Asia. Bloomsbury, 2020.

Johnson, Donald F. Occupied America: British Military Rule and the Experience of Revolution. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020.

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

Kehoe, Karly, and Michael Vance, eds. Reappraisals of British Colonisation in Atlantic Canada, 1700-1930. Edinburgh University Press, 2020.

Ķeniņš, Laura. Nova Graphica: A Comic Anthology of Nova Scotia History. Conundrum Press, 2020. *This is a graphic novel anthology.

Kelleher, Connie. The Alliance of Pirates: Ireland and Atlantic Piracy in the Early Seventeenth Century. Cork: Cork University Press, 2020.

Lingard, Ann. The Fresh and the Salt: The Story of the Solway. Birlinn, 2020.

Mitchell, VA, and CF Walker. Jutland: Fresh Thoughts, Technology, Artefacts, and Resonances. Indomitable Press, 2020.

Ponce Vázquez, Juan José. Islanders and Empire: Smuggling and Political Defiance in Hispaniola, 1580-1690. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. *Forthcoming in December 2020.

Rust, Eric C. U-Boat Commander Oskar Kusch: Anatomy of a Nazi-Era Betrayal and Judicial Murder. US Naval Institute Press, 2020. *Available right away as a digital copy.

Schwinghamer, Steven, and Jan Raska. Pier 21: A History. University of Ottawa Press, 2020.

Sivasundaram, Sujit. Waves Across the South: A New History of Revolution and Empire. Harper Collins, 2020.

Stieber, Chelsea. Haiti’s Paper War: Post-Independence Writing, Civil War, and the Making of the Republic, 1804-1954. NYU Press, 2020.

Weir, Philip. Dunkirk and the Little Ships. Shire, 2020. *Forthcoming October 29, with digital copy available immediately.

Zimmerman, Sarah J. Militarizing Marriage: West African Soldiers’ Conjugal Traditions in Modern French Empire. Ohio University Press, 2020.

Books Currently Being Reviewed:

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

Baxter, Alison. A Cornish Cargo: The Untold Story of a Victorian Seafaring Family Independent, 2020.

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.

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

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

Begiato, Joanne. Manliness in Britain, 1760-1900: Bodies, Emotion and Material Culture. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2020.

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.

Brown, Vincent. Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War. Harvard University Press, 2020.

Cox, Jeffrey R. Blazing Star, Setting Sun: The Guadalcanal-Solomons Campaign November 1942-March 1943. London: Osprey Publishing, 2020.

Crawford, Sharika D. The Last Turtlemen of the Caribbean: Waterscapes of Labor, Conservation, and Boundary Making. UNC Press, 2020.

Delucia, Christine M. Memory Lands: King Philip’s War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast. New Haven: Yale University 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, 2020.

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

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

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

Harris, John. The Last Slave Ships: New York and the End of the Middle Passage. Yale University Press, 2020. *Forthcoming November 24th.

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

Jordan, John, ed. Warship 2020. London: Osprey Publishing.

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

Kaiser, Nicholas J. Revenge in the Name of Honour: The Royal Navy’s Quest for Vengeance in the Single Ship Actions of the War of 1812. Warwick: Helion & Co., 2019.

Keiner, Christine. Deep Cut: Science, Power, and the Unbuilt Interoceanic Canal. Atlanta: University of Georgia Press, 2020.

King, Richard J. Ahab’s Rolling Sea: A Natural History of “Moby Dick”. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019.

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.

Liu, Andrew B. Tea War: A History of Capitalism in China and India. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020.

Metcalf, Alida C. Mapping an Atlantic World, circa 1500. John Hopkins University Press, 2020.

Nasca, David S. The Emergence of American Amphibious Warfare, 1898-1945. US Naval Institute Press, 2020.

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.

Rozwadowski, Helen. Vast Expanses: A History of the Oceans. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019.

Scribner, Vaughn. Merpeople: A Human History. London: Reaktion Books, 2020.

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

Walker, Christine. Jamaica Ladies: Female Slaveholders and the Creation of Britain’s Atlantic Empire. University of North Carolina Press, 2020.

Williamson, Corbin. The U.S. Navy and Its Cold War Alliances, 1945-1953. University of Kansas Press, 2020.

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

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