Professor Simon Newman

  • Professor (History)

telephone: 01413303585
email: Simon.Newman@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

The social and political history of early America, with particular reference to the American Revolution; the early modern British Atlantic world; the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the development of plantation slavery; historical and modern understandings of American history and society.

Awarded The British Association for American Studies Book Prize for A New World of Labor: The Development of Plantation Slavery in the British Atlantic (2013).

Latest publications:

2011

  • ‘Agli amici dei Diritti dell’Uomo. Thomas Paine e le origini della politica Americana,’ in L'età di Thomas Paine. Dal senso comune alle libertà civili americane, eds. Marco Sioli and Matteo Battistini (Milan: FrancoAngeli, 2011), 113-123.
  • ‘Incarcerated Innocents: Inmates, Conditions, and Survival Strategies in Philadelphia’s Almshouse and Jail.’ Co-authored with Billy G. Smith, and forthcoming in Buried Lives: Incarcerated in Early America, ed. Michele Lisle Tarter and Richard Bell (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2012), 60-84.

2012

  • 'Interdisciplinary approach to the demography of Jamaica.' Co-authored with Michael L Deason, Antonio Salas, Vincent A Macaulay, Errol Morrison, and Yannis P Pitsiladis. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 12: 24 (February 2012): http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2148/12/24/

2013 

Professor Newman talks about his new book

Grants

Research grants, 2005-present

  • 2005  British Academy Research Readership, 2005-2007 - £58,828.00
  • 2005  Barra Foundation International Fellowship($3,000) - £1,856.00
  • Library Company of Philadelphia
  • 2005  Nuffield Foundation, Social Sciences Small Grant - £7,028.00
  • 2005  Carnegie Trust Research Grant - £1,670.00
  • 2006  Leverhulme Trust, Research Fellowship - £1,872.00
  • 2006  British Academy, Larger Research Grant - £34,418.00
  • 2006  Early American Economy and Society Postdoctoral Award - £12,366.00
  • Library Company of Philadelphia - $20,000 (Declined)
  • 2006  John Carter Brown Library, Research Fellowship, Brown - £22,283.00
  • University - $36,000 (Declined)
  • 2007  Embassy of the United States, Research Grant - £1,500.00
  • 2007  Visiting Fellowship, Eccles Centre, British Library - £2,000.00
  • 2009  Research Workshop Award, Royal Society of Edinburgh - £8,500.00
  • 2010  Leverhulme Trust, Major Research Fellowship (2010-12) - £86,296.00
  • 2011  Coca Cola Residential Fellowship, Center for Jefferson - £3,713.00
  • Studies, Monticello - $6,000
  • July-September 2011  Research Fellowship, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington D.C. - $6,000
  • 2014  Research Grant, Carnegie Trust - £2,500
  • 2014  Project Grant, Leverhulme Trust, 'Runaway Slaves in Britain: Bondage, Freedom and Race in the Eighteenth Century' - £291,327

TOTAL: £540,157

Supervision

  • Sam Maddra, ‘“Hostiles”: Lakota Ghost Dancers and the 1891/92 Tour of Britain by Buffalo Bill's Wild West’ (PhD, 2003). Bradley Jones, ‘The American Revolution and the Popular Political Culture of Loyalism in the British Atlantic World’ (PhD, 2006)
  • Jeffrey Farley, ‘Making America's music: Jazz history and the Jazz Preservation Act’ (PhD, 2008).
  • Jackie Cahif, ‘"She supposes herself cured": Almshouse women, prostitution and venereal disease in Early National Philadelphia’ (Economic and Social Research Council 1+3 Award).
  • Felicity Donohoe, ‘Native North American Women's Relations with European Men in the Eighteenth Century’ (Carnegie Trust Three Year PhD Scholarship). Currently holding a Dissertation Fellowship at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania.
  • Graeme Thomson, ‘Inheriting a Legacy; The Influence of the Founding Era on American Political Discourse.’ (AHRC Block Grant Three Year Award).

Currently supervising

  • Stephen Mullen, ‘The Glasgow West India Interest and Compensation for Slaves, 1790-1850.’ (Economic and Social Research Council, 1+3 Award).
  • Nicole Cassie,'Coming Home: the gendered experienced of American medical personnel who served in the Vietnam War'

Teaching

Undergraduate courses

  • From Pocahontas to Post-Feminism: Women and Gender in American History
  • The Vietnam War in American History and Culture
  • The American Revolution (Special Subject)
  • The Transatlantic Slave Trade and the Origins of Plantation Slavery (Special Subject)
  • The Early American Republic

Postgraduate courses

  • American Studies Core Course A, and Core Course B
  • American Society and Culture Between the World Wars
  • The Vietnam War in American History and Culture

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001
Number of items: 31.

2014

Burnard, T., Nagler, J., Newman, S., and Živojinović, D. (2014) Teaching in Europe and researching in the United States. American Historical Review, 119(3), pp. 771-779. (doi:10.1093/ahr/119.3.771)

2013

Newman, S. P. and Onuf, P. S., (Eds.) (2013) Paine and Jefferson in the Age of Revolutions. University of Virginia Press: Charlottesville, VA. ISBN 9780813934761

Newman, S., Deason, M., Pitsiladis, Y., Salas, A., and Macaulay, V. (2013) The West African ethnicity of the enslaved in Jamaica. Slavery and Abolition, 34(3), pp. 376-400. (doi:10.1080/0144039X.2012.734054)

Newman, S.P. (2013) A New World of Labor: The Development of Plantation Slavery in the British Atlantic. Series: Early modern Americas. University of Pennsylvania Press: Philadelphia, PA. ISBN 9780812245196

Newman, S. (2013) Paine, Jefferson, and the strange career of revolutionary radicalism in early national America. In: Newman, S. and Onuf, P. (eds.) Thomas Paine and the Age of Revolutions. University of Virginia Press: Charlottesville, Virginia. (In Press)

2012

Deason, M.L., Salas, A., Newman, S.P., Macaulay, V.A., Morrison, E.Y., and Pitsiladis, Y.P. (2012) Interdisciplinary approach to the demography of Jamaica. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 12(24), (doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-24)

Newman, S., and Smith, B. (2012) Incarcerated innocents: inmates, conditions, and survival strategies in Philadelphia's almshouse and jail. In: Tarter, M.L. and Bell, R. (eds.) Buried Lives: Incarcerated in Early America. University of Georgia Press: Athens, Georgia, USA, pp. 60-84. ISBN 9780820341194

2011

Newman, S. (2011) Agli amici dei Diritti dell’Uomo: Thomas Paine e le origini della politica Americana. In: Sioli, M. and Battistini, M. (eds.) L'età di Thomas Paine: Dal Senso Comune alle Libertà Civili Americane. FrancoAngeli: Milan, Italy, pp. 113-123. ISBN 9788856840353

Newman, S.P. (2011) La Révolution française vue de loin: la célébration de Valmy à Boston, en janvier 1793. Revue d’Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine, 58(1), pp. 80-99.

2010

Elliott, J., Newman, S., and McFarlane, A. (2010) Revolutions! U.S. and Spanish-American Independence Movements Compared. British Library: London, UK. ISBN 071234456X

2009

Newman, S.P. (2009) Benjamin Franklin and the leather-apron men: the politics of class in eighteenth-century Philadelphia. Journal of American Studies, 43(2), pp. 161-175. (doi:10.1017/S0021875809990089)

Chesterton, G. (2009) What I Saw in America. [Scholarly Editions]

Newman, S.P. (2009) Introduction. In: What I Saw in America [new ed.]. Series: Anthem popular American history. Anthem Press: London, UK. ISBN 9781843313007

2008

Newman, S.P. (2008) Losing the faith: British historians and the last best hope. Comparative American Studies, 6(2), pp. 161-178.

Newman, S. (2008) A new world: England's first view of America. William and Mary Quarterly, 65(1), pp. 187-191.

Newman, S.P. (2008) "Is that you John Wayne? Is this me?": myth and meaning in American representations of the Vietnam war. American Studies Today,

Newman, S.P. (2008) Making sense of atlantic world histories: a British perspective. Nuevo Mundo: Mundos Nuevos,

Newman, S.P. (2008) Theorizing class in Glasgow and the Atlantic world. In: Middleton, S. and Smith, B.G. (eds.) Class Matters: Early North America and the Atlantic World. Series: Early American studies. University of Pennsylvania Press: Pennsylvania, USA, pp. 16-34. ISBN 9780812240634

2007

Newman, S.P. (2007) One nation under God: making historical sense of evangelical protestantism in contemporary American politics. Journal of American Studies, 41(3), pp. 581-597. (doi:10.1017/S0021875807004008)

2006

Newman, S.P., (Ed.) (2006) Europe's American Revolution. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke. ISBN 9781403989970

Newman, S. (2006) Brave new worlds: beyond the English Atlantic. William and Mary Quarterly, 63(2), pp. 380-384.

Newman, S.P. (2006) British historians and the changing significance of the American revolution. In: Newman, S.P. (ed.) Europe's American Revolution. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, UK, pp. 72-93. ISBN 9781403989970

2005

Newman, S.P. (2005) "The friends of equality and of the French Revolution": toasts and popular opposition to George Washington's foreign policy. In: Rossignol, M.J. and Bergamasco, L. (eds.) L'Amerique: des Colonies aux Republiques: les Cahiers Charles V. Institut d'Etudes Anglophones, pp. 131-162. ISBN 2902937393

Newman, S.P. (2005) The protestant republic: evangelicalism and American political life. In: Groundwork: Space and Place in American Cultures: Annual conference of the American Studies Association, Washington, D.C., 3-6 Nov 2005,

2004

Newman, S.P. (2004) Dead bodies: poverty and death in early national Philadelphia. In: Smith, B.G. (ed.) Down and Out in Early America. Pennsylvania State University Press: Pennsylvania, USA, pp. 41-62. ISBN 9780271023168

2003

Newman, S.P. (2003) Embodied History: the Lives of the Poor in Early Philadelphia. Series: Early American studies. University of Pennsylvania Press: Philadelphia, PA.. ISBN 0812218485

2002

Pencak, W., Dennis, M. and Newman, S.P., (Eds.) (2002) Riot and Revelry in Early America. Pennsylvania State University Press: Pennsylvania, USA. ISBN 9780271021416

Branson, S., and Newman, S.P. (2002) American women and the French revolution: gender and partisan festive culture in the early Republic. In: Pencak, W., Dennis, M. and Newman, S.P. (eds.) Riot and Revelry in Early America. Pennsylvania State University Press: Pennsylvania, USA, pp. 229-254. ISBN 9780271021416

Newman, S.P. (2002) Writing the history of the American revolution. In: Stokes, M. (ed.) The State of U.S. History. Berg: Oxford, UK, pp. 23-44. ISBN 9781859735961

2001

Newman, S.P. (2001) American political culture and the French and Haitian Revolutions: Nathaniel Cutting and the Jeffersonian Republicans. In: Geggus, D.P. (ed.) The Impact of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World. University of South Carolina Press: Columbia, S.C., pp. 72-89. ISBN 1570034168

Newman, S.P. (2001) American political culture and the French and Haitian revolutions: Nathaniel Cutting and the Jefferson republicans. In: Geggus, D.P. (ed.) The Impact of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World. Series: The Carolina lowcountry and the Atlantic world. University of South Carolina: Columbia, USA, pp. 72-89. ISBN 9781570034169

This list was generated on Fri Apr 17 23:18:15 2015 BST.
Number of items: 31.

Articles

Burnard, T., Nagler, J., Newman, S., and Živojinović, D. (2014) Teaching in Europe and researching in the United States. American Historical Review, 119(3), pp. 771-779. (doi:10.1093/ahr/119.3.771)

Newman, S., Deason, M., Pitsiladis, Y., Salas, A., and Macaulay, V. (2013) The West African ethnicity of the enslaved in Jamaica. Slavery and Abolition, 34(3), pp. 376-400. (doi:10.1080/0144039X.2012.734054)

Deason, M.L., Salas, A., Newman, S.P., Macaulay, V.A., Morrison, E.Y., and Pitsiladis, Y.P. (2012) Interdisciplinary approach to the demography of Jamaica. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 12(24), (doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-24)

Newman, S.P. (2011) La Révolution française vue de loin: la célébration de Valmy à Boston, en janvier 1793. Revue d’Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine, 58(1), pp. 80-99.

Newman, S.P. (2009) Benjamin Franklin and the leather-apron men: the politics of class in eighteenth-century Philadelphia. Journal of American Studies, 43(2), pp. 161-175. (doi:10.1017/S0021875809990089)

Newman, S.P. (2008) Losing the faith: British historians and the last best hope. Comparative American Studies, 6(2), pp. 161-178.

Newman, S. (2008) A new world: England's first view of America. William and Mary Quarterly, 65(1), pp. 187-191.

Newman, S.P. (2008) "Is that you John Wayne? Is this me?": myth and meaning in American representations of the Vietnam war. American Studies Today,

Newman, S.P. (2008) Making sense of atlantic world histories: a British perspective. Nuevo Mundo: Mundos Nuevos,

Newman, S.P. (2007) One nation under God: making historical sense of evangelical protestantism in contemporary American politics. Journal of American Studies, 41(3), pp. 581-597. (doi:10.1017/S0021875807004008)

Newman, S. (2006) Brave new worlds: beyond the English Atlantic. William and Mary Quarterly, 63(2), pp. 380-384.

Books

Newman, S.P. (2013) A New World of Labor: The Development of Plantation Slavery in the British Atlantic. Series: Early modern Americas. University of Pennsylvania Press: Philadelphia, PA. ISBN 9780812245196

Elliott, J., Newman, S., and McFarlane, A. (2010) Revolutions! U.S. and Spanish-American Independence Movements Compared. British Library: London, UK. ISBN 071234456X

Newman, S.P. (2003) Embodied History: the Lives of the Poor in Early Philadelphia. Series: Early American studies. University of Pennsylvania Press: Philadelphia, PA.. ISBN 0812218485

Book Sections

Newman, S. (2013) Paine, Jefferson, and the strange career of revolutionary radicalism in early national America. In: Newman, S. and Onuf, P. (eds.) Thomas Paine and the Age of Revolutions. University of Virginia Press: Charlottesville, Virginia. (In Press)

Newman, S., and Smith, B. (2012) Incarcerated innocents: inmates, conditions, and survival strategies in Philadelphia's almshouse and jail. In: Tarter, M.L. and Bell, R. (eds.) Buried Lives: Incarcerated in Early America. University of Georgia Press: Athens, Georgia, USA, pp. 60-84. ISBN 9780820341194

Newman, S. (2011) Agli amici dei Diritti dell’Uomo: Thomas Paine e le origini della politica Americana. In: Sioli, M. and Battistini, M. (eds.) L'età di Thomas Paine: Dal Senso Comune alle Libertà Civili Americane. FrancoAngeli: Milan, Italy, pp. 113-123. ISBN 9788856840353

Newman, S.P. (2009) Introduction. In: What I Saw in America [new ed.]. Series: Anthem popular American history. Anthem Press: London, UK. ISBN 9781843313007

Newman, S.P. (2008) Theorizing class in Glasgow and the Atlantic world. In: Middleton, S. and Smith, B.G. (eds.) Class Matters: Early North America and the Atlantic World. Series: Early American studies. University of Pennsylvania Press: Pennsylvania, USA, pp. 16-34. ISBN 9780812240634

Newman, S.P. (2006) British historians and the changing significance of the American revolution. In: Newman, S.P. (ed.) Europe's American Revolution. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, UK, pp. 72-93. ISBN 9781403989970

Newman, S.P. (2005) "The friends of equality and of the French Revolution": toasts and popular opposition to George Washington's foreign policy. In: Rossignol, M.J. and Bergamasco, L. (eds.) L'Amerique: des Colonies aux Republiques: les Cahiers Charles V. Institut d'Etudes Anglophones, pp. 131-162. ISBN 2902937393

Newman, S.P. (2004) Dead bodies: poverty and death in early national Philadelphia. In: Smith, B.G. (ed.) Down and Out in Early America. Pennsylvania State University Press: Pennsylvania, USA, pp. 41-62. ISBN 9780271023168

Branson, S., and Newman, S.P. (2002) American women and the French revolution: gender and partisan festive culture in the early Republic. In: Pencak, W., Dennis, M. and Newman, S.P. (eds.) Riot and Revelry in Early America. Pennsylvania State University Press: Pennsylvania, USA, pp. 229-254. ISBN 9780271021416

Newman, S.P. (2002) Writing the history of the American revolution. In: Stokes, M. (ed.) The State of U.S. History. Berg: Oxford, UK, pp. 23-44. ISBN 9781859735961

Newman, S.P. (2001) American political culture and the French and Haitian Revolutions: Nathaniel Cutting and the Jeffersonian Republicans. In: Geggus, D.P. (ed.) The Impact of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World. University of South Carolina Press: Columbia, S.C., pp. 72-89. ISBN 1570034168

Newman, S.P. (2001) American political culture and the French and Haitian revolutions: Nathaniel Cutting and the Jefferson republicans. In: Geggus, D.P. (ed.) The Impact of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World. Series: The Carolina lowcountry and the Atlantic world. University of South Carolina: Columbia, USA, pp. 72-89. ISBN 9781570034169

Edited Books

Newman, S. P. and Onuf, P. S., (Eds.) (2013) Paine and Jefferson in the Age of Revolutions. University of Virginia Press: Charlottesville, VA. ISBN 9780813934761

Newman, S.P., (Ed.) (2006) Europe's American Revolution. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke. ISBN 9781403989970

Pencak, W., Dennis, M. and Newman, S.P., (Eds.) (2002) Riot and Revelry in Early America. Pennsylvania State University Press: Pennsylvania, USA. ISBN 9780271021416

Scholarly Editions

Chesterton, G. (2009) What I Saw in America. [Scholarly Editions]

Conference Proceedings

Newman, S.P. (2005) The protestant republic: evangelicalism and American political life. In: Groundwork: Space and Place in American Cultures: Annual conference of the American Studies Association, Washington, D.C., 3-6 Nov 2005,

This list was generated on Fri Apr 17 23:18:15 2015 BST.