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Dr. Mary Draper

Assistant Professor
O'Donohoe Hall
Institution Degree Graduation Date
University of Virginia M.A.
University of Virginia Ph.D.
Rice University B.A.
Employer Position Start Date End Date
Midwestern State University Assistant Professor of History 08/27/2018

Peer Reviewed Articles

"Aeolian Geographies, Daily Life, and Empire Building in the English Caribbean," Early American Studies 20, no. 4 (Fall 2022): 673-694

"Coastal/Coastwise Trade," Oxford Bibliographies in Atlantic History, ed. Trevor Burnard (New York: Oxford University Press, 2022). Co-written with Hannah Tucker. 

"Indigenous and African Intellectual Labor and the Commodities of Vast Early America," Esboços: Historias em Contextos Globais 28, no. 49 (Sept.-Dec. 2021): 716-727.

"The Maritime Atlantic in the Age of Revolutions," Oxford Bibliographies in Atlantic History, ed. Trevor Burnard (New York: Oxford University Press, 2020).

"Timbering and Turtling: The Maritime Hinterlands of Early Modern British Caribbean Cities," Early American Studies 15, no. 4 (Fall 2017): 769-800.

* Honorable Mention, John M. Murrin Prize for best article published in EAS in 2017

Book Reviews & Review Essays

Review of Kate Luce Mulry, An Empire Transformed: Remolding Bodies and Landscapes in the Restoration Atlantic (New York: NYU Press, 2021), in Agricultural History 96, no. 4 (November 2022): 616-618.

Review of Jessica Marie Johnson, Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020), in Canadian Journal of History 56, no. 1 (Spring-Summer 2021): 85-87

Review of Paul Musselwhite, Urban Dreams, Rural Commonwealth: The Rise of Plantation Society in the Chesapeake (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019), in Journal of Southern History 86, no. 1 (February 2020): 132-133.

Review Essay entitled "The Global Luster of the Early Caribbean" of Molly Warsh, American Baroque: Pearls and the Nature of Empire, 1492-1700 (Chapel Hill: Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press, 2018), in Reviews in American History Vol. 47, No. 4, (Dec. 2019): 529-533.

Review of Michele Currie Navakas, Liquid Landscape: Geography and Settlement at the Edge of Early America (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017), in Environmental History Vol. 24, Issue 2 (April 2019): 411-413.

Review of Randy J. Sparks, Africans in the Old South: Mapping Exceptional Lives across the Atlantic World (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2016), in Itinerario 42, no. 3 (Dec. 2018): 567-568.

Review of Leonardo Marques, The United States and the Transatlantic Slave Trade to the Americas, 1776-1867 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016), in Journal of Southern History 84, no. 2 (May 2018): 442-443.

Review of Malcolm Gaskill, Between Two Worlds: How the English became American (New York: Basic Books, 2014), in North Carolina Historical Review 94, no. 1 (Jan. 2017): 106-107.

Funded Institutes and Workshops

The Bright Institute, Knox Colleve (Galesburg, IL), 2022-2024

Scholars' Workshop, Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg, VA), July 2019


Interview, "Runaway Turtle!" Alexis Coe's Study Marry Kill Newsletter, February 2021,

Interview, "Going Timbering and Turtling in the Caribbean," Conversations at the Washington Library Podcast, March 2020,