Jared R. Hardesty

jaredJared R. Hardesty is a historian of colonial America and the Atlantic World. His research investigates the contours of slavery, labor, and the nature of power in British North America. He completed a B.A. in History at Ohio Northern University and a MA and Ph.D. in History from Boston College and is currently an Assistant Professor of History at Western Washington University. His book, Unfreedom: Slavery and Dependence in Eighteenth-Century Boston (Early American Places Series, New York University Press, 2016), examines the lived experience of slaves in eighteenth-century Boston and demonstrates they were part of an early modern world where notions of class difference, deference, and dependence structured and defined the social order. In addition to his book, Hardesty has published articles and book reviews in Slavery & Abolition, The New England Quarterly, and Early American Studies. His current research focuses on the intersection of slavery, bound labor, and empire in the British Atlantic between the Glorious Revolution and the American Revolution. He is also writing a short history of slavery in New England. Hardesty lives in Bellingham, WA with his wife Dana and dog Georgia. Follow him on Twitter @drhardesty