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Colonizing the Americas, 1500–1830
Launched in 2011, the peer-reviewed Journal of Early American History is dedicated to the advancement of scholarly understanding of the colonization of the Americas. It encourages a trans-Atlantic, comparative, and international perspective on the creation and development of colonial societies across the Americas between the arrival of Europeans in the late fifteenth century and the early nineteenth century, when most had achieved their independence from Europe. This includes interactions and relationships between Indigenous, African, and European peoples, places, and processes within, between, and beyond the colonial communities that eventually produced the independent nations of the Americas. Building on trans-national trends in scholarship, it also seeks to foster an awareness of histories that do not easily fit within traditional national or regional frameworks.

The editors invite manuscript submissions in English of 25–45 pages double-spaced (approximately 8,000–10,000 words). The Journal of Early American History also publishes English language review of recent books in English and other languages. For reviews, please contact Kristin Condotta Lee (for books in English), Anne-Marie Libério (for books in French) or Alejandro García-Montón (for books in Spanish).

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Naomi Wulf Prize
The European Early American Studies Association (EEASA) together with the Journal of Early American History (JEAH) announce the Naomi Wulf Prize for the best paper presented at the biannual European Early American Studies Association conference.

Prize Recipients

2021
Derek O'Leary (University of South Carolina) for “Scandinavian Archives, Trans-Atlantic Historical Culture, and Carl Christian Rafn’s Attempt to Rewrite American History in the Antebellum U.S.”

2018
Matteo Lazzari (University of Bologna) for “A Bad Race of Infected Blood: The Atlantic Profile of Gaspar Riveros Vasconcelos and the Question of Race in 1650 New Spain.”

2016
Julie Mo Svalastog (Leiden University) for “Challenging Porous Frontiers: Bringing the English East India Company to the Coast of Guinea, 1640–1660”

2014 (ex aequo)
Claire Bourhis-Mariotti (Université Paris-8) for “Haiti as Lieu de Mémoire of Black Nationalist Protest and Persuasion in the Antebellum Period: African-American Emigration to Haiti, 1855–1862”
Charlotte Lerg (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität) for "Imagery of Protest: Performative Protest Culture in Political Cartoons of the British Atlantic 1760-1790."

2012
Elena A. Schneider (University of California at Berkeley) for “Imperial Imaginings in the Spanish Atlantic During the Era of the Seven Years’ War”
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