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 physical 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.

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.

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 Cambridge University Press, Brill, and Palgrave Macmillan do not offer physical copies at this time and that some publishers will only offer digital copies to reviewers who reside outside Europe and North America. GMH will try to accommodate your preferences but we cannot guarantee either access to books or physical copies. 

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

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*

Cox, Jeffrey R. Blazing Star, Setting Sun: The Guadalcanal-Solomons Campaign November 1942-March 1943. London: Osprey Publishing, 2020. To be released June 25.

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.

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

Keiner, Christine. Deep Cut: Science, Power, and the Unbuilt Interoceanic Canal. Atlanta: University of Georgia Press, 2020. *Forthcoming December 15.

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

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

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. *Forthcoming in August.

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.

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.

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.

Bonnett, Alastair. The Age of Islands: In Search of New and Disappearing Islands. London: Atlantic Books, 2020.

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

Chase-Levenson, Alex. The Yellow Flag: Quarantine and the British Mediterranean World, 1780-1860. Cambridge University Press, 2020.

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.

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.

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.

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 ForceStroud, Gloucestershire: The History Press, 2018.

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

Jordan, John, ed. Warship 2020. London: Osprey Publishing. Forthcoming May 28th, 2020.

Jowitt, Claire, Craig Lambert, and Steve Mentz. eds. The Routledge Companion to Marine and Maritime Worlds, 1400-1800. London: Routledge, Forthcoming July 20, 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 1812Warwick: Helion & Co., 2019.

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.

McCann, Joy. Wild Sea: A History of the Southern Ocean. Chicago: University of Chicago 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.

Schotte, Margaret. Sailing School: Navigating Science and Skill, 1550-1800. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019.

Taylor, Stephen. Sons of Waves: The Common Seaman in the Heroic Age of Sail. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020.

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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