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Daniel Rood

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Associate Professor, History

Dan Rood specializes in the history of Atlantic slavery and its intersections with the histories of technology, agriculture, and capitalism.  He teaches the pre-1865 half of the US introductory survey, as well as upper division courses in the Atlantic World and the US Civil War. He also co-directs "Dirty History: An Interdisciplinary Workshop in Agriculture, Environment, and Capitalism," which convenes monthly at UGA (


PhD, University of California, Irvine, 2010

Selected Publications:

The Reinvention Of Atlantic Slavery: Technology, Labor, Race, And Capitalism In The Greater Caribbean. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. Print.

“Beckert Is Liverpool, Baptist Is New Orleans: Geography Returns To The History Of Capitalism”. Journal of the Early Republic 36.1 (2016): n. pag. Print.

“An International Harvest: Slavery, The Virginia-Brazil Connection, And The Making Of The Mccormick Reaper”. Slavery’S Capitalism: A New History Of American Economic Development, Seth Rockman And Sven Beckert, Eds.Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. Print.

“Toward A Global Labor History Of Science”. Global Scientific Practice In The Age Of Revolutions, 1750-1850, Pat Manning And Dan Rood, Eds. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016. Print.

“Plantation Laboratories: Industrial Experiments In The Cuban Sugar Mill, 1830-1860”. New Frontiers Of Slavery, Dale Tomich, Ed. . SUNY Press, 2016. Print.

“Bogs Of Death: Slavery, The Brazilian Flour Trade, And The Mystery Of The Vanishing Millpond In Antebellum Virginia”. Journal of American History101.1 (2014): n. pag. Print.

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