Title: Merchant Capital and the Origins of the Barbados Sugar Boom, 1627-1671.
Funded by: AHRC White Rose College of Arts and Humanities
Start year: 2016
Semester Two 2019/20 Office Hour: Thursdays 14:00-16:00 (Jessop West 2.01a)
This thesis explores the merchants in the City of London who financed the expansion of plantation slavery on Barbados in the mid-seventeenth century. There has never been a systematic study of these merchants, which brings together archival material from the U.K., USA, and the Caribbean to analyse their involvement with Barbados in detail and place their commercial activity on the island into broader context. By bridging the historiographies of early modern England and the Caribbean, this thesis provides new perspectives on both the London merchant community and the history of early America.
Review of Richard Allen, European Slave Trading in the Indian Ocean, 1500-1850 (Ohio, 2015), History: The Journal of the Historical Association (December 2016).
'The 1807 Abolition Act And British Public Memory', History Matters, March 25 2019.
Associate Tutor: HST112 Paths from Antiquity to Modernity
Associate Tutor: HST115 The 'Disenchantment' of Early Modern Europe, c. 1570-1770
Associate Tutor: HST117 The Making of the Twentieth Century