Recent Publications and PhDs

This section of the website will record BrANCH members’ recent publications and PhD successes.  To have your work included here, please send full details to

Recent Members’ Publications

  • John A.E. Harris, ‘Circuits of wealth, circuits of sorrow: financing the illegal transatlantic slave trade in the age of suppression, 1850-1866’ Journal of Global History, vol. 11 (November 2016), pp. 409-429.
  • Barbara Reeves-Ellington, Kathryn Kish Sklar and Connie Shemo, eds. Competing Kingdoms: Women, Mission, Nation, and the American Protestant Empire, 1812-196. Duke University Press, 2010.
  • Barbara Reeves-Ellington. “Petko Slaveykov, the Protestant Press, and the Gendered Language of Moral Reform in Bulgarian Nationalism,” in American Missionaries and the Middle East: Foundational Encounters, eds. Mehmet Ali Doğan and Heather Sharkey, 211-236. University of Utah Press, 2011.
  • Barbara Reeves-Ellington. “Women, Protestant Missions, and American Cultural Expansion, 1800 to 1938: A Historiographical Sketch.” Social Sciences and Missions 24, no. 2 (2011): 190-206.
  • Barbara Reeves-Ellington, “Constantinople Woman’s College:  Constructing Gendered, Religious, and Political Identities at an American Institution in the Near East.” Women’s History Review 24, no. 1 (2015): 53-71.
  • Martin Crawford, “Back to the Future? The Potters’ Emigration Society and the Historians,” Labour History Review 76 (August 2011), 81-103.
  • Gregory D. Smithers, Slave Breeding: Sex, Violence, and Memory in African American History (Gainesville, University Press of Florida, 2012)
  • Emily West, Family or Freedom: People of Color in the Antebellum South (Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 2012).
  • Robert J. Willoughby, The Brothers Robidoux and the Opening of the American West (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2012).
  • Richard Campbell, ‘Family Practices and Domestic Problems in a Transatlantic World: Reconstructing the Curious Case of Maria Alston’ South Carolina Historical Magazine, vol. 113: 4 (October 2012), pp. 315-337.
  • Patrick J. Doyle, “Carolinian Crucible: Class, Community, and Loyalty in the South Carolina Upcountry, 1860-1865”, University of Manchester, 2013.
  • Patrick J. Doyle, “Understanding the Desertion of South Carolinian Soldiers during the Final Years of the Confederacy”, Historical Journal, Vol. 56 (September 2013), pp. 657-679.
  • Barbara Reeves-Ellington. Domestic Frontiers: Gender, Reform, and American Interventions in the Ottoman Balkans and the Near East. University of Massachusetts Press, 2013.
  • Emily West, Enslaved Women in America. (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014)
  • Killick,J., Transatlantic steerage fares, British and Irish migration, and return migration, 1815-60, The Economic History Review,  pp. 170-191, Feb., 2014.

Recent Members’ PhDs

  • Steve Tuffnell, “Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism, and Empire in Britain’s American Expatriate Community, c.1815–1914”, University of Oxford, 2013.
  • Richard Campbell, “War and the Martial Spirit in South Carolina: Colonel William Alston of Clifton and family, 1756-1839”, King’s College London, 2013.
  • Claire Bourhis-Mariotti, “l’expérience haïtienne des militants noirs-américains (1804-1893) –   Haiti, the Black Republic’; African-American activists’ Haitian experience (1804-1893)”, Université Paris Diderot (Paris, France), 2013.