Guy Chet | Department of History

Guy Chet

Professor
Office: 
WH 235
Highlights: 
Colonial/Revolutionary America, Atlantic piracy, military history.

I am an early-modern historian (17th-18th century), teaching classes on Revolutionary America, Atlantic piracy, and military history. My first book (Conquering the American Wilderness: The Triumph of European Warfare in the Colonial Northeast) is a study of English and American military culture. Addressing narratives of Americanization and Anglicization, it highlights cultural continuity between the Old World and the New. This theme of transatlantic cultural cohesion also informs my second book (The Ocean is a Wilderness: Atlantic Piracy and the Limits of State Authority, 1688-1856) and my latest book, on the origins, nature, and ends of the American Revolution (The Colonists' American Revolution: Preserving English Liberty, 1607-1783). Although a specialist in early-modern history, my first love was and still is Roman history.

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Publications:

The Colonists' American Revolution: Preserving English Liberty, 1607-1783.

"From the Outside In: A Foreigner's Education in American History."

"The Persistence of Piracy in the British Atlantic."

"Harmonizing Government and Commerce: Underwriter Efforts to Secure Maritime Trade Routes in the Age of Piracy."

The Ocean is a Wilderness: Atlantic Piracy and the Limits of State Authority, 1688-1856.

"Teaching in the Shadow of the Military Revolution."

"Colonial Failures, Imperial Triumphs and the Loss of the American Colonies."

"The Literary and Military Career of Benjamin Church: Change or Continuity in Early American Warfare."

Conquering the American Wilderness: The Triumph of European Warfare in the Colonial Northeast.

"The War of the Grand Alliance, 1688-1697."

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