Peter Thompson is a historian of the Atlantic World in the Age of Revolutions.
Colonial North America and the British colonies of the Caribbean.
He is currently completing a biography of the relationship between Thomas Jefferson and his secretary William Short for OUP Press. He has published extensively in journals, including the William and Mary Quarterly and Journal of the Early Republic. He prides himself on the breadth of his interests, having published on seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth century topics, set in the American mainland and the West Indies, and peer reviewed for Modern Philology. His first book was a cultural history of taverngoing in Philadelphia, Rum Punch and Revolution. He welcomes innovative research proposals in political, cultural and intellectual history.
Dr Thompson has published on the social and cultural history of Britain's colonies in North America, 1607-c.1800. His current research interests lie in seventeenth century America and the the anglophone Caribbean
David Walker's Nationalism -- and Thomas Jefferson's
Journal of the Early Republic
Discusses David Walker's Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World in conjunction with the history of early American nationalism
The Logic of Political Association and the Logic of Chattel Slavery in Revolutionary America
Between Sovereignty and Anarchy The Politics of Violence in the American Revolutionary Era
Between Sovereignty and Anarchy considers the conceptual and political problem of violence in the early modern Anglo-Atlantic, charting an innovative approach to the history of the American Revolution.
“I am an Indian”: Reading Robert Beverley’s The History and Present State of Virginia.
'I have Known': Thomas Jefferson, Experience, and Notes on the State of Virginia