Friday, August 7, 2020

Reviews of my European Seaborne Empires (as of July 2020)

Several Reviews of The European Seaborne Empires have appeared as of July 2020.

These include reviews in:


Hispanic American Historical Review

Journal of British Studies

Mariner's Mirror


Links are embedded in the title of the publication.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Demotic and “democratic” languages in post-independence Brazil, 1822-48

Demotic and “democratic” languages in post-independence Brazil, 1822-48: (2020). Demotic and “democratic” languages in post-independence Brazil, 1822-48. Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies. Ahead of Print.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Oxford Latin American Centre event (June 2020)


at the Latin American History Seminar

Abolitionism and Politics
in Imperial Brazil
Jeffrey Needell, University of Florida, Gainesville,
Gabe Paquette, University of Oregon
jeff and gabe event
This event will take place on Zoom
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Jeffrey D. Needell is Professor of History and Latin American Studies at the University of Florida. He is the author of A Tropical Belle Epoque: Elite Culture and Society in Turn-of-the-Century Rio de Janeiro (1987) and The Party of Order: The Conservatives, the State, and Slavery in the Brazilian Monarchy, 1831-1871 (2006), and is the editor of Emergent Brazil: Key Perspectives on a New Global Power (2015).  His most recent book and focus of this TertĂșlia, The Sacred Cause.  The Abolitionist Movement, Afro-Brazilian Mobilization, and Imperial Politics in Rio de Janeiro, was published by Stanford University Press earlier this year.

Gabe Paquette is Professor of History at the University of Oregon. Paquette previously held research and teaching posts at the University of Cambridge, Harvard University, Wesleyan University, and, for almost a decade, The Johns Hopkins University, where he was also Director of the Program in Latin American Studies. Paquette's research focuses on aspects of European, Latin American, and International History. His most recent book, The European Seaborne Empires: From the Thirty Years' War to the Age of Revolutions, was published in 2019.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Spain and the American Revolution at APS (May 2020)

Book Talk at American Philosophical Society (May 2020)

The David Center for the American Revolution at the American Philosophical Society Library & Museum is pleased to welcome Dr. Gabriel Paquette and Dr. Gonzalo M. Quintero Saravia to discuss their co-edited book Spain and the American Revolution: New Approaches and Perspectives. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Patrick Spero, Librarian and Director of the APS Library & Museum.