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Potential Reviewers

Non-traditional Books/Formats for Review

Books for Review

Books Currently Under Review

Potential Reviewers

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 and provide them with the author’s name, the book’s title, and the publisher.

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.

Non-traditional Books/Formats for review:

These works are posters, podcasts, comics and other non-traditional sources of maritime scholarship we are excited to offer them for review.

Chambers, Jack and Erik Hendrix w. Esteve Polls, Illustrator. D-Day: Storming Fortress Europe. Under Fire Series. London: Osprey Publishing, 2020. A graphic novel about the Allied invasion of Normandy, one of a three-part series.

Ķeniņš, Laura. Nova Graphica: A Comic Anthology of Nova Scotia History. Conundrum Press, 2020. A comic anthology detailing the history of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

The 1805 Club. The Trafalgar Way: Official Storymap. 2020. A poster and map of Napoleonic landmarks between Plymouth and London.

Books for review: 

Anderson, Clare. Convicts: A Global History. Cambridge University Press, 2022.

Arabindan-Kesson, Anna. Black Bodies, White Gold: Art, Cotton, and Commerce in the Atlantic World. Duke University Press, 2021.

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

Campling, Liam, and Alejandro Colas. Capitalism and the Sea: The Maritime Factor in the Making of the Modern World. Verso Books, 2021.

Demesticha, Stella, and Lucy Blue (eds). Under the Mediterranean I: Studies in Maritime Archaeology. Sidestone Press, 2021.

Farrer, Ada. Cuba: An American History. Simon & Schuster, 2021.

Frykman, Niklas. The Bloody Flag: Mutiny in the Age of Atlantic Revolution. University of California Press, 2020.

Johnson, Ronald Angelo, and Ousmane K. Power Greene, eds. In Search of Liberty: African American Internationalism in the Nineteenth-century Atlantic World. University of Georgia Press, 2021.

Gniadek, Melissa. Oceans at Home: Maritime and Domestic Fictions in Nineteenth-century American Women’s Writing. University of Massachusetts, 2021.

Hamilton, Douglas, and John McAleer, eds. Islands and the British Empire in the Age of Sail. Oxford University Press, 2021.

Heck, Timothy, and B.A. Friedman, eds. On Contested Shores: The Evolving Role of Amphibious Operations in the History of Warfare. Marine Corps University Press, 2020.

Husain, Faisal H. Rivers of the Sultan: The Tigris and Euphrates in the Ottoman Empires. Oxford University Press, 2021.

Konstam, Angus. British Gunboats of Victoria’s Empire. Osprey Publishing, 2022. ***Available on March 17th as a pdf.

MacMaster, Thomas J., and Nicholas S. M. Matheou (eds). Italy and the East Roman World in the Medieval Mediterranean: Empire, Cities, and Elites, 476-1204. Routledge, 2021.

Marsh, Peter J. Liberty Factory: The Untold Story of Henry Kaiser’s Oregon Shipyards. US Naval Institute Press, 2021.

Morgan, Jennifer L. Reckoning with Slavery: Gender, Kinship, and Capitalism in the Early Black Atlantic. Duke University Press, 2021.

Mostern, Ruth. The Yellow River: A Natural and Unnatural History. Yale University Press, 2021.

McCown, John D. Giants of the Sea: Ships & Men Who Changed the World. Self-published, 2020.

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

Raines, Ben. The Last Slave Ship: The Trye Story of How Clotilda Was Found, Her Descendants, and an Extraordianry Reckoning. Simon & Schuster, 2022.

Rich, Sara A. Shipwreck Hauntography: Underwater Ruins and the Uncanny. University of Amsterdam Press, 2021.

Rogers, Raymond A. Rough and Plenty: A Memorial. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2020.

Ryan, Maeve. Humanitarian Governance and the British Antislavery World System. Yale University Press, 2022. Forthcoming in April, 2022.

Sanjurjo, Jesus. In the Blood of Our Brothers: Abolition and the End of the Slave Trade in Spain’s Atlantic Empire, 1800-1870. University of Alabama Press, 2021.

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

Scott, Julius S. The Common Wind: Afro-American Corrents in the Age of the Haitian Revolution. Verso, 2020.

Simkova, Pavla. Urban Archipelago: An Environmental History of the Boston Harbor Islands. University of Massachusetts Press, 2021.

Smith, Edmond. Merchants: The Community that Shaped England’s Trade and Empire, 1550-1650. Yale University Press, 2021.

Stille, Mark E. The United States Navy in World War II: From Pearl Harbor to Okinawa. Osprey Publishing, 2021.

Titlestad, Michael. Shipwreck Narratives: Out of Our Depth. Palgrave Macmillan, 2021.

Urbina, Ian. The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier. Penguin Random House, 2020.

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

Books Currently Under Review:

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

Barragan, Jamie. Freedom’s Captives: Slavery and Gradual Emancipation on the Colombian Black Pacific. Cambridge University Press, 2021.

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

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.

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

Brose, Eric Dorn. Clash of the Capital Ships: From the Yorkshire Raid to Jutland. US Naval Institute Press, 2021.

Brown, Paul. Abandon Ship: The Real Story of the Sinkings in the Falklands War. Osprey Publishing, 2021.

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

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

Canuel, Hugues. The Rise and Fall of French Sea Power: France’s Quest for an Independent Naval Policy, 1940-1963. US Naval Institute Press, 2021.

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

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

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.

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

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

Friel, Ian. Britain and the Ocean Road: Shipwrecks & People, 1297-1825. Pen & Sword Books, 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.

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

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

Heinrich, Thomas. Warship Builders: An Industrial History of US Naval Shipbuilding, 1922-1945. US Naval Institute Press, 2020.

Johnson, Jessica. Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World. Pittsburgh: 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.

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

Lambert, Andrew. The British Way of War Julian Corbett and the Battle for a National Strategy. Yale University Press, 2021.

Levelt, Sjoerd, and Ad Putter (eds). North Sea Crossing: The Literary Heritage of Anglo-Dutch Relations, 1066-1688. University of Chicago Press, 2022.

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

Pitassi, Michael. Roman Warships. Boydell and Brewer, 2019.

Pluymers, Keith. No Wood, No Kingdom: Political Ecology in the English Atlantic. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021.

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

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

Redding, Benjamin W. D. The English and the French Navies, 1500-1650: Expansion, Organization and State Building. Boydell Press, 2022. (Forthcoming)

Roller, Duane W. Empire of the Black Sea: The Rise and Fall of the Mithridatic World. Oxford University 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.

Te Punga Somerville, Alice. Two Hundred and Fifty Ways to Start an Essay about Captain Cook. BWB Texts, 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.

Weir, Philip. Dunkirk and the Little Ships. Shire, 2020.

Wells, Jamin. Shipwrecked: Coastal Disasters and the Making of the American Beach. University of North Carolina, 2020.

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

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