Department of History

Niklas Frykman

  • Associate Professor


Maritime history
Atlantic history
Age of Revolution


Colonial North America
Revolutionary America
History of Capitalism

Representative Publications

The Bloody Flag: Mutiny in the Age of Atlantic Revolution, Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2020

Co-edited with Pepijn Brandon and Pernille Røge, Free and Unfree Labor in Atlantic and Indian Ocean Port Cities, 1700-1850. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.

“Sailors in the Atlantic Fleets in the Age of Revolution,” in The Sea in History, Vol. III: The Early Modern World, edited by Christian Buchet and Gérard Le Bouëdec. Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2017.    

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

I am interested in the history of the sea, capitalism, and revolution.