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Dr. Carrie Glenn

Dr. Carrie Glenn

Assistant Professor

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Office Location:
Timon Hall 130
Office Hours:
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 1:30pm-3:30pm


Focus of Teaching

I am a historian of the early modern Atlantic World and early United States, with thematic foci in slavery and race, capitalism, gender, and revolutions.

I teach classes on vast early America, the Age of Revolutions, the early Republic, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and Caribbean, Atlantic, and early modern Latin American history. I also occasionally offer thematic and readings courses on early modern capitalism, and comparative histories of slavery, resistance, and emancipation.

Current Research

My current research, drawn from repositories in France, Britain, and the United States, uncovers the ways that entrepreneurial women in the Atlantic world traded goods and forged lasting, international commercial and kinship networks in the wake of the Haitian Revolution. Taking cues from the works of new microhistories that locate individuals in the broader historical forces of their time,  book project explores the short- and long-term, local and far-reaching reverberations of the Haitian Revolution from the perspective of Marie Rose Poumaroux (a marchande de couleur) and Elizabeth Beauveau (a white itinerant American). Women—as entrepreneurs and laborers, as nodes and edges in tentacular kinship and commercial networks, and as matriarchs, daughters, and sisters—were crucial architects of the French Atlantic during the Haitian Revolution and afterwards as part of diaspora communities throughout the Atlantic basin.

My research has received support from institutions including the Program in Early American Economy and Society at the Library Company of Philadelphia, the John Carter Brown Library, Winterthur, the American Philosophical Society, and the University of Delaware.

Alongside my current book project, I am also working on a digital humanities project in collaboration with Camille Cordier (Université Lumiere Lyon), tentatively titled Cap Français: A Port City in (Com)motion. At the core of this project are rich nominative cadastre records for Le Cap, dating from 1776, 1787, and 1803 held at the French national archives in Aix-en-Provence. Using QGIS software, the project will plot this rich data for the first time onto what will be a geo-referenced historical map of Le Cap. These cadastre records, when read alongside one another, provide a unique glimpse into the city’s socio-cultural milieu and the dramatic events that unfolded in the multi-racial, polyglot, and commercially-dynamic port city.

Educational Background

Ph.D., History, University of Delaware, 2020

M.A., History, California State University, Los Angeles, 2013

B.A., History, University of California, Los Angeles, 2008

Academic Affiliations

Society of Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR)

Society for French Historical Studies

American Historical Association