As 2021 begins, the H-Early-America team welcomes two new book review editors. Troy Bickham, a Professor of History at Texas A&M University, has a trans-Atlantic perspective on early America and the wider Atlantic world, as well as extensive experience as an author, editor, and reviewer. His books include Eating the Empire: Food and Society in Eighteenth-Century Britain (2020) and The Weight of Vengeance: The United States, the British Empire, and the War of 1812 (2012). Patrick Luck, an Assistant Professor of History at Florida Polytechnic University, also approaches early American history with an Atlantic twist; his research on the Lower Mississippi Valley bridges the Spanish colonial and American republican periods in the region. Welcome, Patrick and Troy!
Josh Jeffers, who has edited book reviews for H-Early-America since the spring of 2017, will be stepping down to focus on other professional projects. Josh re-started the reviews program after H-Early-America's hiatus in the mid-2010s and has been instrumental in getting the list back on a firmer footing. Thank you, Josh, for all you have done for H-Early-America!
Darcy R. Fryer and Joe Borsato, H-Early-America editors