Douglas Catterall (Ph.D. University of Minnesota) is associate professor of history at Cameron University and has published on migration and women’s history, including Community without Borders: Scots Migrants and the Changing Face of Power in the Dutch Republic, c. 1600-1700 (Brill Academic Publishers, 2002).
Jodi Campbell (Ph.D. University of Minnesota) is associate professor of history at Texas Christian University and the author of Monarchy, Political Culture and Drama in Seventeenth-Century Madrid: Theater of Negotiation (Ashgate Press, 2006). Her research interests include Spain’s Golden Age theater, the intersections of politics and popular culture, and the social and cultural significance of food.
Specialists and advanced and graduate students in Atlantic world history and in the histories of the Spanish empire, Brazil, West Africa, littoral Europe, Britain, the Caribbean, and North America c. 1400-1850.
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List of Contributors
Introduction. Mother Courage and Her Sisters: Women’s Worlds in the Premodern Atlantic, Douglas Catterall and Jodi Campbell
Section 1: Metropolitan Frameworks
The Women of Early Modern Triana: Life, Death and Survival Strategies in Seville’s Maritime District, Alexandra Parma Cook
Aberdeen and the Dutch Atlantic: Women and Woollens in the Seventeenth Century, Gordon DesBrisay
“Ports, Petticoats and Power?” Women and Work in Early-National Philadelphia, Sheryllynne Haggerty
Between Lady and Slave: White Working Women in the Eighteenth-Century Leeward Islands, Natalie Zacek
Section 2: Traders and Travelers
The Price of Assimilation: Spanish and Portuguese Women in French Cities, 1500-1650
Capable Entrepreneurs: The Women Merchants and Traders of New Netherland, Kim Todt and Martha Dickinson Shattuck
“Can she be a woman?” Gender and Contraband in the Revolutionary Atlantic, Ernst Pijning
Lives On the Seas: Women’s Trajectories in Port Cities of the Portuguese Overseas Empire, Júnia Ferreira Furtado
Section 3: Interactions and Intermediaries
Wives, Brokers, and Laborers: Women at Cape Coast, 1750-1800, Ty M. Reese
Gendering the Black Atlantic: Women’s Agency in Coastal Trade Settlements in the Guinea Bissau Region, Philip J. Havik
Housekeepers, Merchants, Rentières: Free Women of Color in the Port Cities of Colonial Saint-Domingue, 1750-1790, Dominique Rogers and Stewart King
Conclusion. Women in the Port Cities of the Early Modern Atlantic World: Retrospect and Prospect, Noble David Cook