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Michael Jarvis <email@example.com>
University of Rochester
My diverse research interests include the social and economic history of Bermuda, Anglo-Atlantic and Caribbean trade and migration patterns, colonial American shipbuilding, port community studies, 17th-18th century terrestrial and underwater archaeology, and the Black Atlantic world of enslaved sailors.
|Address:||Dept. of History
364 Rush Rhees Library
Rochester, New York 14627-0070
|List Affiliations:||Advisory Board Member for H-Maritime
Reviewer for H-Atlantic
|Interests:||African American History / Studies
American History / Studies
Business History / Studies
Native American History / Studies
Research and Methodology
I earned an MA (1993)and PhD (1998)in history from the College of William and Mary, completing a dissertation on the 17th and 18th-century history of Bermuda and the Maritime Revolution that transformed that colony's society and economy, ca. 1670-1700. While at William and Mary, I also conducted extensive archaeological excavations in Bermuda and at Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Carter's Grove Plantation in Virginia. After completing my degree, I spent a year teaching aboard the schooner _Harvey Gammage_ with Southampton College's SEAmester program, using a variety of east coast ports and Caribbean islands as my extended classroom. I was awarded an NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship (1999-2001) with the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, during which time I expanded my research on Bermuda to embrace the wide constellation of ports and colonies with which Bermuda had sustained contact. SInce 2001, I have taught early American and Antebellum US history at the University of Rochester, occasionally offering courses and directing graduate research in Atlantic maritime history in the age of sail. I have published two articles in the _William and Mary Quarterly_ examining an early Dutch chart of the James River, ca. 1617 (April 1997) and on Maritime Masters and Seafaring Slaves in Bermuda, 1680-1783 (July 2001). I am currently completing a book examining the role of Bermudians in integrating the Anglo-Atlantic world system in the long 18th century.