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David J. Hancock

Director, Atlantic Studies Initiative

1029 Tisch Hall

Office Location(s): 2767 Haven Hall
Phone: 734.763.7589

  • Fields of Study
    • Business and Economic History
    • Atlantic World
    • Early-Modern Britain and Empire
    • Early-Modern Portugal and Empire
    • Colonial America
  • About

    Watch Prof. Hancock's recent C-SPAN lecture "Edward Bernays & the Rise of Corporate Public Relations."

    Selected Publications:

    Public Drinking in the Early Modern World: Voices from the Tavern, 1500-1800, Vol. IV: America (Pickering & Chatto, 2011).

    "Organizing Our Thoughts: Global Systems and the Challenge of Writing a More Complex History," Journal of the Historical Society, 101 (2010).

    Oceans of Wine: Madeira and the Emergence of American Trade and Taste (Yale University Press, 2009).

    History of World Trade Since 1450 (Macmillan, 2006).

    The Letters of William Freeman, London Merchant (London Record Society, 2002).

    Citizens of the World: London Merchants and the Integration of the British Atlantic Community, 1735-1785 (Cambridge University Press, 1995).

    The Cosmopolite: William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne and the Promise of Internationalism, 1737-1805 (forthcoming).

    The Papers of John Hull, Mintmaster (Colonial Society of Massachusetts, forthcoming).


  • Education
    • Ph.D. Harvard, 1990