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Christoph Strobel

Professor of History, UMass Lowell

Christoph Strobel is the author of Native Americans of New England, The Global Atlantic 1400–1900, The Testing Grounds of Modern Empire, co-author with Alice Nash of Daily Life of Native Americans from Post-Columbian through Nineteenth-Century America, and he has published three books on immigration. Christoph’s scholarly essays appear in various academic journals and edited collections.

RESARCH INTERESTS:

GLOBAL/COMPARATIVE/TRANSNATIONAL/CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES OF NORTH AMERICAN HISTORY; NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY; WORLD HISTORY

EDUCATION:

PhD: University of Massachusetts Amherst

MA: University of Massachusetts Amherst

BA: Hiram College

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS:

“Uncovering Indigenous Worlds and Histories on a Bend of a New England River before the 1650s: Problematizing Nomenclature and Settler Colonial, Deep History, and Early Colonization Narratives” American Studies Journal 69 (2020).

Native Americans of New England (Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2020).

“Indigenous Peoples of the Merrimack River Valley in the Early Seventeenth Century: An Atlantic Perspective on Northeastern America,” World History Connected 16/1 (February 2019).

“Conquest and Colonization,” in The Routledge Handbook to the History and Society of the Americas, edited by Olaf Kaltmeier et. al., 75-83 (New York: Routledge, 2019).

“Rethinking ‘Indigenous Peoples’ and ‘Revolutions’ in World History: Exploring the Ohio Indian Experience through Material Objects and Primary Sources,” World History Connected 15/2 (June 2018).

With Christine Skwiot, “Indigenous Peoples in the Global Revolutionary Era,” World History Connected 15/2 (June 2018). [Also co-editor for this special issue of the journal]

With Robert Forrant “‘Into a New Canoe:’ Thinking and Teaching Locally and Globally about Native Americans on the Confluence of the Merrimack and the Concord Rivers,” New England Journal of History (Spring 2016), 62-75.

The Global Atlantic, 1400-1900 (New York: Routledge, 2015).

“Facing the World from Indian Country: Some Thoughts and Strategies on Integrating Native Americans into the World Since 1500 Survey,” World History Bulletin 30/2 (Fall 2014), 35-37.

With Robert Forrant, editors, The Big Move: Stories from a Mill City (Lowell, MA: Loom Press, 2011).

With Robert Forrant, Ethnicity in Lowell: Ethnographic Overview and Assessment (Boston: Northeast Region Ethnography Program, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, 2011).

Daily Life of the New Americans: Immigration since 1965 (Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, 2010).

The Testing Grounds of Modern Empire: The Making of Colonial Racial Order in the American Ohio Country and the South African Eastern Cape, 1770s-1850s (New York: Peter Lang Publisher, 2008).

“The Delaware Indians’ Revolution: A Struggle for Sovereignty and Independence in the Tuscarawas and the Muskingum River Valley,” Journal of Northwest Ohio History, 76:1 (2008), 21-32.
With Alice Nash, Daily Life of Native Americans from Post-Columbian through Nineteenth Century America (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 2006).

“Indigenous Nationalism on Two Frontiers: The American Upper Ohio Valley and the South African Eastern Cape Compared, 1770-1853,” Proceedings of the American Historical Association, 2006, (Ann Arbor, MI: Bell & Howell, 2006).

“‘The History of the Cape is Already Written in that of America’: The Colonization of America in South Africa’s Discourse of Empire, 1820s-1850s,” Safundi: The Journal of South African & American Studies 20 (October 2005), 1-15.

“’We are all armed and ready:’ Reactionary Insurgency Movements and the Formation of Segregated States in the American South and in South Africa,” North Carolina Historical Review 80/4 (October 2003), 430-452.

With John Higginson, “The Instrument of Terror: Some Thoughts on Comparative Historiography, Unofficial White Rural Violence, and Segregation in South Africa and the American South,” Safundi: The Journal of South African & American Studies 11 (July 2003).

TEACHING / COURSES:
HIST 1080 World History 2
HIST 2740 Native American History
HIST 2810 History of Sub-Saharan Africa
HIST 3105 War and Native Americans in Colonial New England
HIST 3910 America and the World
HIST 4320 / HIST 5130 World History: Theory and Practice
HIST 4320 / HIST 5450 Native Peoples of the Northern Eastern Woodlands

Experience

  • –present
    professor of history, University of Massachusetts Lowell