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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.

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.

Brandt, Bettina, and Daniel Purdy, eds. China in the German Enlightenment. University of Toronto Press, 2022.

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

Causer, Tim, Margot Finn, and Philip Schofield, eds. Jeremy Bentham and Australia: Convicts, Utility and Empire. UCL Press, 2022.

Chakravarty, Urvashi. Fictions of Consent: Slavery, Servitude, and Free Service in Early Modern England. Univesity of Pennsylvania Press, 2022.

Downing, Karen, Johnathan Thayer, and Joanne Begiato. Negotiating Masculinities and Modernity in the Maritime World, 1815-1940: A Sailor’s Progress? Palgrave Macmillan, 2021.

Duchêne, Louise People, State, and War under the French Regime in Canada. Translated by Peter Feldstein. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2021.

Faiella, Graham. The Mary Celeste: History of a Mystery. The History Press, 2022.

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

Gill, Paul G. Armageddon in the Artic Ocean. Hellgate Press, 2022.

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.

Hastings, Paula. Dominion over Palm and Pine: A History of Canadian Aspirations in the British Caribbean. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2022.

Heaver, Stuart. The Coal Black Sea: Winston Churchill and the Worst Naval Catastrophe of the First World War. The History Press, 2022.

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.

Luck, Patrick. Replanting a Slave Society: The Sugar and Cotton Revolutions in the Lower Mississippi Valley. University of Virginia Press, 2022.

MacEachern, Alan, and Edward MacDonald. The Summer Trade: A History of Tourism on Prince Edward Island. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2022.

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.

Orsini, Stephen D. Nightmare on the Scottie: The Maiden Voyage of a Doomed King Crabber. Basalt Books, 2022.

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.

Roberts, Emma. Art and the Sea. Liverpool University Press, 2022.

Ryan, Maeve. Humanitarian Governance and the British Antislavery World System. Yale University Press, 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.

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.

Speedy, Karin. Foundations. Self-published, 2022.

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.

Tijerina, Stefano. Opportunism and Goodwill: Canadian Business Expansion in Colombia, 1867-1979. University of Toronto Press, 2021.

Watson, Andrew. Making Muskoka: Tourism, Rural Identity, and Sustainability, 1870-1920. University of Chicago Press, 2022.

Verney, Michael A. A Great and Rising Nation: Naval Exploration and Global Empire in the Early US Republic. University of Chicago Press, 2022.

Yao, Joanne. The Ideal River: How Control of Nature Shaped the International Order. Manchester University Press, 2022.


Books Currently Under Review:

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Flemming, Nicholas C. Appalonia on my Mind: The Memoirs of a Parapelegic Ocean Scientist. Sidestone Press, 2021.

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.

Kehoe, S. Karly. Empire and Emancipation: Scottish and Irish Catholics at the Atlantic Fringe, 1780-1850. Univeristy of Toronto Press, 2022.

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

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.

Ludlow, Peter. Disciples of Antigonish: Catholics in Nova Scotia, 1880-1960. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2022.

McBurney, Christian. Dark Voyage: Am American Privateer’s War on Britain’s African Slave Trade. Westholme, 2022.

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.

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

Seth, James. Maritime Musicians and Performers on Early Modern English Voyages: The Lives of the Seafaring Middle Class. Amsterdam University Press, 2022.

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.

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.

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

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