Selected Publications

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View of Cuban Street, by Enrique Ermus

Last updated Oct. 2019

  • Books

The Great Plague Scare of 1720: Disaster and Society in the Eighteenth-Century World [under advance contract with Cambridge University Press].

Environmental Disaster in the Gulf South: Two Centuries of Catastrophe, Risk, and Resilience. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 2018. (Featured in The Atlantic, Al Jazeera NewsHour, and others. Available on Amazon. More info on LSU Press website.)

  • Peer-Reviewed Articles and Chapters

The History of Science and the Science of History: Computational Methods, Algorithms, and the Future of the Field,” with Abraham H. Gibson. Isis 110, no. 3 (September 2019): 555-66.

“Swamp Things: Invasive Species as Environmental Disaster in the Gulf South,” with Abraham H. Gibson. In Environmental Disaster in the Gulf South: Two Centuries of Catastrophe, Risk, and Resilience, edited by Cindy Ermus. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 2018.

“The Spanish Plague That Never Was: Crisis and Exploitation in Cádiz During the Peste of Provence.” Special issue on Humans and the Environment in the Long Eighteenth Century, Eighteenth-Century Studies 49, no. 2 (January 2016): 167-93.

The Plague of Provence: Early Advances in the Centralization of Crisis Management.” Arcadia Environment & Society, No. 9 (2015).  

“Reduced to Ashes: The Good Friday Fire of 1788 in Spanish Colonial New Orleans.” Louisiana History: The Journal of the Louisiana Historical Association Vol. LIV, No. 3 (Summer 2013): 292-331.

  • Selected Digital Humanities/Publications

Age of Revolutions Journal. Co-founder, Co-Executive Editor (with Bryan Banks), and contributor. 2015-present.

A Fourth Revolution Around the Sun,” with Bryan Banks. Age of Revolutions Journal. December 2019.

AHA Member Spotlight. Invited to write an autobiographical profile for the Perspectives on History Member Spotlight. September 2019.

Environmental Disaster in the Gulf South: Scholarship on Catastrophe, Risk, and Resilience.” LSU Press Blog. February 2018.

A Second Revolution Around the Sun: Year End Review.” Age of Revolutions Journal. December 2017.

Interview for Process Blog for American History: The Blog of the Organization of American Historians (OAH), with Bryan BanksApril 2016.

AoR Anniversary: Celebrating Our First Revolution Around the Sun,” with Bryan Banks. Age of Revolutions Journal. November 2016.

Plague Cultures: The Peste of Provence and the Glorious Revolution.” Age of Revolutions Journal. December 2015.

  • Op-Ed Pieces & Scholarly Journalism

“The danger of prioritizing politics and economics during the coronavirus outbreak: Three-hundred years later, the lessons of the Great Plague of Provence are sounding an alarm,” Washington Post, March 13, 2020.

“The Cuban Revolution and Me,” In Cuba Today, July 5, 2016. Cover story. (Also on www.AgeofRevolutions.com).

“What does it mean to be ‘a product of the Cuban Revolution,’” The Miami Herald, July 25, 2016.

“¿Qué significa ser ‘un producto de la revolución cubana’?”, El Nuevo Herald & En Cuba Hoy (cover story), July 25, 2016.

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    Patente de Santé (1723), Archives Municipales de la Ville de Marseille.

    Book Reviews

Review of A Not-So-New World: Empire and Environment in French Colonial North America, by Christopher M. Parsons (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018) for H-Environment Roundtable Reviews (January 2020).

Review of Liberty or Death: The French Revolution, by Peter McPhee (Yale University Press, 2016) in Canadian Journal of History /Annales canadiennes d’histoire (Winter 2017).

Review of Natural Interests: The Contest over Environment in Modern France, by Caroline Ford (Harvard University Press, 2016) in Canadian Journal of History /Annales canadiennes d’histoire (Autumn 2017), 349-51.

Review of Assumed Identities: The Meanings of Race in the Atlantic World, edited by John D. Garrigus in Louisiana History: The Journal of the Louisiana Historical Association V. LIV, No. 2 (Spring 2013), 216-8.