Review of The City-State of Boston by PhD student Kristian Price
PhD student Kristian Price recently published a book review of The City-State of Boston by Mark Peterson on the official blog of the Urban History Association. In his review, Price examines the recent scholarship of the slave trade, its role in the growth of early American cities, and the long history of American exceptionalism.
Price is a PhD student in History at the University at Albany, where he studies the Transatlantic Slave Trade and Environmental History. His research is centered on the development of Early Modern Capitalism as an extension of the Atlantic Slave Trade, with a particular focus on sharks and ocean predators as a lens to study shifting cultural, scientific, and economic exchanges.