Research

This visualization, created using Palladio, depicts information flows into the U.S. from 1755 through 1804.

Topics of expertise

I am interested in the Age of Revolutions, print culture, early North American political cultures, and Atlantic history.

Information in the Age of Revolutions

My book project focuses on how North Americans learned about the revolutionary events of the Atlantic world in the late eighteenth century. How did news flows mediate between North Americans’ experience of “revolution” abroad and the actual events in places such as Paris, Port-au-Prince, Dublin, and Amsterdam? How did war, commerce, and even bad weather shape the news that Americans received, and how did this, in turn, shape their political responses to revolutionary events?