Nicholas Crawford

Assistant Professor


Ph.D., History, Harvard University, 2016

M.A., History, Harvard University, 2011

B.A., Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University, 2005                 


Dr. Nicholas Crawford's scholarship has probed the connections between slavery, food, and freedom in eighteenth and nineteenth century North America and the Caribbean. He is at work on his first book project, Sustaining Slavery: Food, Provisioning, Power, and Protest in the British Caribbean, 1788-1838. His work has been supported by a bevy of prestigious research fellowships, including from the Gilder-Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale; the Huntington Library; the John Carter Brown Library; and the Library Company of Philadelphia. He has published articles in Early American Studies and Slavery & Abolition

For two years, Dr. Crawford served as a postdoctoral instructor at Washington University in St. Louis; he also taught a graduate course on American Economic History at Brooklyn College. 

Selected Courses:


HIST 1301 US History to 1876

HIST 3323 History of American Slavery

HIST 4399 History Senior Seminar


HIST 5380  American Historiography