Thomas Wickman



Thomas Wickman


Assistant Professor of History and American Studies

Biographical Text

His current book project, Snowshoe Country: Indians, Colonists, and Winter Spaces of Power in the American Northeast, explores how English settlers and Native Americans accessed, inhabited, learned about, modified, and drew power from a wide range of winter environments in northeastern North America during the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. A second project concerns the everyday uses and literary representations of numeracy in the early modern Atlantic world. At Trinity, he offers courses in environmental history, food history, Native American history, colonial American history, planetary history, and climate history. In all courses, he draws attention to large-scale structures of power and systems of economic production and distribution, while also emphasizing the variety of local environments, everyday practices, and personal experiences. More


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