Robert DuPlessis, 2008–2009 | National Humanities Center

Robert S. DuPlessis (NHC Fellow, 2008–09)

Project Title

Atlantic Stuff: Histories of Consumption in the Early Modern South Atlantic World

Swarthmore College

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2008–09

Robert S. DuPlessis worked on three books: The Material Atlantic; Dressing the New World (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming); and Fleuves, rivières et colonies. Le cas français (XVIIe-XIX siècle) (Paris: Les Indes savantes, 2009), which he is coediting. He also wrote "Atlantic Economy," "Domestic Production and Consumption," and "Atlantic Material Culture" for Oxford Bibliographies Online; "Global Goods, Local Consumers: Textiles in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries" for Afro-Ásia (a journal of the Centro de Estudos Afro-Orientais, Universidade Federal da Bahia); and "Textiles" for the Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture (Washington, D.C.: CG Press, forthcoming).