Specialty: Atlantic World, Britain and it’s empire, and Early American History
Troy Bickham specializes in the history of Britain and its empire, particularly the Atlantic world (including the American colonies), during the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries. His first book, Savages within the Empire (2005) explores how encounters and relations with American Indians affected British material, political, intellectual and religious culture in the eighteenth century. His next book, Making Headlines: The American Revolution as Seen Through the British Press (2008), examines British reactions to the American Revolution, as seen and expressed in the British press. His most recent book, The Weight of Vengeance: The United States, the British Empire, and the War of 1812 (2012), is a study of the War of 1812 from a global perspective. His articles have appeared in such leading journals as the William and Mary Quarterly, Eighteenth Century Studies, and Past & Present, and his research has been funded by such institutions as the American Historical Association, Pew Charitable Trust, American Philosophical Society, and Huntington Library. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He is currently serving as the chair of the Liberal Arts program at Texas A&M’s branch campus in Qatar.