Department of History

Niklas Frykman

  • Assistant Professor


Early American history
Atlantic history
Age of Revolution


Colonial United States
Revolutionary America
Early Republic

Representative Publications

Co-edited with Clare Anderson, Lex Heerma van Voss, and Marcus Rediker, Mutiny and Maritime Radicalism in the Age of Revolution: A Global Survey. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

"Pirates and Smugglers: Political Economy in the Red Atlantic," in Mercantilism Reimagined: Political Economy in Early Modern Britain and its Empire, edited by Carl Wennerlind and Philip Stern, 218-239. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

"The Mutiny on the Hermione: warfare, revolution, and treason in the Royal Navy," Journal of Social History 44, no. 1 (2010): 159-187.

"Seamen on late eighteenth-century European warships," International Review of Social History 54 (2009): 67-93.

Research Interests

Frykman is currently working on a book manuscript titled The Marine Republic: Maritime Radicalism and the Revolutionary Atlantic.