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I'm an historian of Britain and its wider world, and I joined the University of Alabama  in the fall of 2017.


To Begin the World Over Againa global history of the American Revolution, was published in October 2019.  The Conquest of Death, my first book, came out with Yale in June 2017.

Though my specialty is the social history of the law in the British empire, my broader interests include the history of crime and violence; gender, ethnicity, and immigration in early modern Europe and the Americas; comparative legal history; and the history of institutions, administration, and state formation.



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