Christian J. Koot


Towson University

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Christian J. Koot

Associate Professor of History

Director of American Studies



Telephone: 410-409-3934

Office: LA 4220


Mailing Address:

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Towson University

8000 York Road

Towson, MD



   The Jamaica Wine House, The City, London.  17th Century London's First Coffee House,

Castello Plan of New Amsterdam, 1660

Research Interests:

Colonial America, the History of the Atlantic World, Caribbean History, and Economic History




Amst 201: Introduction to American Studies


Hist 145: The History of the US to the Mid-19th Century


Hist 300: Introduction to Historical Study


Hist 345: Colonial America


Hist 346: Revolutionary America


Hist 362: Makers, Buyers, Users: The History of the American Economy, 1500-Present


Hist 486: Senior Capstone: Thomas Jefferson and His World


Towson Seminar: Let's Go to the Mall: A History of Shopping in America



Curriculum Vitae



University of Delaware, History Department, 1999-2005

      Ph.D., History, 2005 (Advisor, Cathy Matson)

      M.A., History, 2001

University of Virginia, 1995-1999

      B.A., History and Economics, 1999





Mapping Empire: Augustine Herrman's Chesapeake (under contract with NYU Press)

Empire at the Periphery: British Colonists, Anglo-Dutch Trade, and the Development of the British Atlantic, 1621-1713. Early American Places Book Series. New York University Press, 2011.


"Smuggling in Early America," Oxford Research Encyclopedia: American History. In production.

"Anglo-Dutch Trade in the Chesapeake and the British Caribbean, 1621-1733," in Gert Oostindie & Jessica Roitman, ed., Dutch Atlantic Connections, 1680-1800: Networks and Nodal Points. Leiden: Brill, 2014, 72-102.

"The Merchant, the Map and the Empire: Augustine Herrman's Chesapeake and Cross-National Trade, 1644-1673," The William and Mary Quarterly, 62, 4 (October 2010), 603-44.

 "A 'Dangerous Principle': Free Trade Discourses in Barbados and the English Leeward Islands, 1650-1689," Early American Studies, 5, 1 (Spring 2007), 132-63.


"Constructing the Empire: English Governors and Inter-Imperial Trade in New York and the Leeward Islands, 1621-1689," Itinerario, 31, 1 (2007), 35-60.


"An Adaptive Presence: the Dutch role in the English Caribbean before and after the 'fall' of Dutch Brazil," De Halve Maen: Journal of the Holland Society of New York, 78, 4 (Winter 2005), 69-76.





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