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Nathan Perl-Rosenthal

Assistant Professor of History and Spatial Sciences

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-1670
Office: SOS 167


Biographical Sketch

Nathan Perl-Rosenthal works on the political and cultural history of the early modern world, with a particular focus on the North Atlantic and the first age of revolutions, circa 1760-1815.  He is particularly interested in the relationships that existed among the revolutions in North America, Europe and the Caribbean in this period.  He has published scholarship on a wide array of topics, ranging from Thomas Paine's Common Sense to seafarers in the Indian Ocean.

His dissertation, "Corresponding Republics," is a comparative study of the influence of old regime letter writing practice on elite political organizing in the American, Dutch and French Revolutions. He is currently working on a book project about cosmopolitan sailors in the age of revolutions. His writings have appeared in the William and Mary Quarterly, the Journal of the Early Republic, Research in Maritime History, and a number of other venues. He was educated at Harvard, the Sorbonne, and Columbia University.



Ph.D. , Columbia University, 5/2011
A.B. , Harvard University, 6/2004

Postdoctoral Training

Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities, University of Southern California, 2011-2012   
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