Alan Gallay

Professor and Lyndon B. Johnson Chair in American History
Reed Hall 303 | 817 257-6299

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Ph.D., Georgetown University (1986)
MA, Georgetown University (1981)
BA, University of Florida (1978)

Courses Taught

HIST 40603 Colonial America
HIST 70603 Reading Seminar in U.S. History
HIST 80083 History as a Profession
HIST 80603 Research Seminar in U.S. History
HIST 80603 Reading Seminar in Atlantic World History

Areas of Focus

Early American, Atlantic World, Native American, U.S. South

Colonial and Revolutionary America: Text and Documents (Prentice Hall, 2010).

Indian Slavery in Colonial America (University of Nebraska Press, 2009, 2015).

The Indian Slave Trade: The Rise of the English Empire in the American South, 1670-1717 (Yale University Press, 2002). Colonial Wars of North America, 1512-1763 (Routledge 1996, 2015).

The Formation of a Planter Elite: Jonathan Bryan and the Southern Colonial Frontier (University of Georgia Press, 1989, 2007).

Voices of the Old South: Eyewitness Accounts, 1528-1861 (University of Georgia Press, 1994).

“European Slaving of Native Americans,” in Princeton Companion to Atlantic History (2015)

“Defining the European Frontier City in Early Modern Asia: Goa, Macau, and Manila,” in Frontier Cities in the Early Modern World (2012).

“Assimilating the Indigenous into an Elizabethan Empire in Ireland and North America,” invited talk, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.

“Indian Slavery, African Slavery: The American Colonial South in Regional, Atlantic, and Global Contexts,” keynote address, Fourth Biennial Symposium on Southern History—Slavery in the Colonial South.

“Indian Slavery in Colonial America,” Frauncis Tavern Museum, New York, NY.

“Imaging Roanoke: The First English Depictions of American Indians,” invited presentation, Arizona State University, American Indian Studies.

Keynote address, “Defining the Frontier City in the Early Modern World: A Comparison of Goa, Macao and Manila with Atlantic World Cities,” Howard R. Lamar Center of Yale University, Conference, “Frontier Cities.”

“Beachheads into Empires, Villages into Confederacies: Atlantic World Trade and the Transformation of the American South,” invited talk for the Atlantic History Seminar at Harvard University, “Transformations: The Atlantic World in the Late Seventeenth Century.”

“First Encounters: Rights and Rites of Passage in the Americas,” keynote address, Cultures in Conflict: New Perspectives on Encounters with Native Peoples of the Americas Conference, University of Toledo.

“Warfare as an Intercultural Learning Experience in the American Colonial Southeast,” University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

  • American Historical Association Organization of American Historians
  • Southern Historical Association Omohundro Institute of Early American History
  • Panelist for National Endowment for the Humanities, 2004, 2007
  • Reviewer, National Endowment for the Sciences
  • Evaluator, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Tenure and Promotion Reviews, St. Louis University, Baylor University, Auburn University, Cornell University, University of Mississippi, University of Michigan, Arizona State University, New York University, and numerous others.
  • Teaching American History Grant Reviewer, Department of Education.
  • Consulting Editor, Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490-2007, Adam Matthew Publications
  • Book Prize Committee, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic
  • Program Committee, Organization of American Historians