North of America explores how the loyal colonies that eventually became canada influenced the process of the american revolution and the creation of the united states. by taking a continental approach to the revolutionary era, from 1774-1815, north of america argues that those who participated in the american revolution -- leading politicans, regular citizens, indigenous nations, free and enslaved blacks -- kept a watchful eye on the provinces to the north. subjects of great britain helped early americans define who they were by forcing them to understand what they weren’t. (under contract yale university press. fingers crossed, 2022)

"Homelands and Empires is an excellent study of the struggle among Indigenous nations, the French, and the British for territorial sovereignty in Northeastern North America, what is now Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, and parts of Maine and Quebec. It is the best study available to lay out the complex negotiations over the region and how importantly they figured in diplomatic negotiations in the eighteenth century." -- Elizabeth Mancke, Department of History, University of New Brunswick


"A Time and a Place: The Geography of British, French, and Aboriginal Interactions in Early Nova Scotia, 1727-1744" William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd ser. 72, 3 (July 2015): 423-60. (PDF CLICK HERE)

“Nova Scotia Lost and Found: The Acadian Boundary Negotiation and Imperial Envisioning, 1750-1755” Acadiensis (Summer/Autumn 2011): 3-31. (PDF CLICK HERE)