|Present||Associate Professor of History, Providence College ‐ History|
Honors and Awards
- Norman Fiering Fellowship, John Carter Brown Library, 2007-2008
- National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Award, 2013
- Grundy Foundation Fellowship, American Philosophical Society, 2007-2008
- Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship, Library Company of Philadelphia, 2007-2008
- Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship, Massachusetts Historical Society, 2007-2008
- Kate B. and Hall J. Peterson Fellowship, American Antiquarian Society, 2007-2008
- Mary Catherine Mooney Fellowship, Boston Athenaeum, 2007-2008
- Two-Year Fellowship in Atlantic History, Department of History, University of New Hampshire, 2007-2009
- University of New Hampshire Graduate School Research Award, 2010
- University of New Hampshire Award for Teaching Excellence, 2006
- Early Colonial America (Graduate)
- The Atlantic World (Graduate)
- Early American History
- Native American History I and II
- The Development of Western Civilization
Department of History
One Cunningham Square
Providence, RI 02918
Books and Contributions to Books (8)
Native American Missionaries Oxford Bibliographies in Atlantic History (2017)
Native Americans have had an incredibly complicated relationship with Christianity. On the one hand, many were unequivocally opposed to Christian missionaries. After all, evangelists were cultural imperialists and religious idealists who attempted to alter or ...
Articles and Invited Posts (6)
Tranquebar: Charting the Protestant International in the British Atlantic and Beyond The William and Mary Quarterly (2017)
From Boston to London, Germany to India, Protestants understood missionary work as a global process, one that flouted denominational, geopolitical, and oceanic divisions. The rise of Tranquebar, a Danish-controlled Indian seaport housing a German mission ...
From Freedom to Slavery in Revolutionary Rhode Island Rhode Island History (2015)
An introduction is presented in which the author talks about the transformation from slavery to freedom in Rhode Island, training offered to former African slaves Bristol Yamma and John Quamine to become Christian missionaries to ...
Digging Up History: How Photo-Flo and Elbow Grease Are Saving New England’s Historic Cemeteries Common-Place The Interactive Journal of Early American Life (2011)
Gravestones seem to be, like the memories of the people they honor, eternally immutable, intransient reminders of the lives, loves, and losses of the past. Even the substance they're made of is a metaphor for ...
Christian Missions and Colonial Empires Reconsidered: A Black Evangelist in West Africa, 1766-1816 The Journal of Church and State (2009)
The article presents an exploration into the work of the late 18th-century West African Anglican missionary Philip Quaque and the relationship between imperialism and religion during the colonial era. The author points out and criticizes ...
“Creatures of Mimic and Imitation”: The Liberty Tree, Black Elections, and the Politicization of African Ceremonial Space in Revolutionary Newport, Rhode Island Radical History Review (2007)
The article explains how African slaves changed the colonial space of 18th century Newport, Rhode Island by transporting and preserving cultural and political concepts and codes. African slaves who came directly to Newport frequently came ...
Selected Reviews (13)
Commentary on Two Troubled Souls: An Eighteenth-Century Couple’s Spiritual Journey in the Atlantic World by Aaron Spencer Fogleman Social Sciences and Missions (2016)
Invited “Book Debate” Commentary on Two Troubled Souls: An Eighteenth-Century Couple’s Spiritual Journey in the Atlantic World (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013) by Aaron Spencer Fogleman.
Review of Christian Imperialism: Converting the World in the Early American Republic by Emily Conroy-Krutz The Journal of Church and State (2016)
Reviews the book Christian Imperialism: Converting the World in the Early American Republic (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2015) by Emily Conroy-Krutz.
Review of Two Troubled Souls: An Eighteenth-Century Couple’s Spiritual Journey in the Atlantic World by Aaron Spencer Fogleman New West Indian Guide (2016)
Reviews the book Two Troubled Souls: An Eighteenth-Century Couple’s Spiritual Journey in the Atlantic World (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013) by Aaron Spencer Fogleman.
Review of Faithful Bodies: Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic by Heather Miyano Kopelson The William and Mary Quarterly (2015)
Reviews the book Faithful Bodies: Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic (New York: New York University Press, 2014) by Heather Miyano Kopelson.
Review of Slaves and Englishmen: Human Bondage in the Early Modern Atlantic World by Michael Guasco Virginia Magazine of History and Biography (2014)
Reviews the book Slaves and Englishmen: Human Bondage in the Early Modern Atlantic World (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014) by Michael Guasco.
Review of The Life and Letters of Philip Quaque, the First African Anglican Missionary edited by Vincent Carretta and Ty M. Reese Eighteenth-Century Life (2013)
Reviews the book The Life and Letters of Philip Quaque, the First African Anglican Missionary (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2010) by Philip Quaque, edited by Vincent Carretta and Ty M. Reese.
Review of To Live Upon Hope: Mohicans and Missionaries in the Eighteenth-Century Northeast by Rachel M. Wheeler American Indian Culture and Research Journal (2011)
Reviews the book To Live Upon Hope: Mohicans and Missionaries in the Eighteenth-Century Northeast (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2008) by Rachel M. Wheeler.
Review of The Forging of Races: Race and Scripture in the Protestant Atlantic World, 1600-2000 by Colin Kidd The Journal of World History (2008)
Reviews the book, The Forging of Races: Race and Scripture in the Protestant Atlantic World, 1600-2000 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006) by Colin Kidd.