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Troy Bickham

Troy Bickham
Areas of Speciality
  • Atlantic World
  • Britain and its Empire
  • Early America
  • (979) 845-7151
  • Glasscock 207A
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D.Phil., University of Oxford 2001

Research Interests

Troy Bickham is a Professor of History.  Having joined Texas A&M in 2003, he served in various roles at the university’s campus in Qatar from 2009-19, before returning to the Department of History.  He teaches broadly in the histories of Britain and its empire, the Atlantic world, colonial North America, and the early U.S. during the eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries.  He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Bickham has written on a variety of topics, ranging from George Washington to images of African slavery in British advertising.  He has published in multiple leading journals, including Past & Past Present, Eighteenth-Century Studies, and the William and Mary Quarterly.  He is the author of four monographs: Savages within the Empire (2005), which explores how encounters with Native Americans affected British culture in the eighteenth century; Making Headlines (2008), which examines British engagement with the American Revolution via the British newspaper press; and The Weight of Vengeance (2012), which is a transatlantic study of the Anglo-American War of 1812.  His most recent book, Eating the Empire (2020), investigates how food from around the world shaped British culture in eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries.  His current research projects include a cultural history of maple syrup and a communications network map of early modern Britain and its empire.


Eating The Empire



Eating the Empire:  Food and Society in Eighteenth-Century Britain



Book cover for The Weight of Vengeance- The United States, the British Empire, and the War of 1812


The Weight of Vengeance: The United States, the British Empire and the War of 1812



Book cover for Making Headlines- The American Revolution as Seen through the British Press


Making Headlines: The American Revolution as Seen Through the British Press




Book cover for Savages Within the Empire


Savages Within the Empire