Defying Empire: Trading with the Enemy in Colonial New York (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008).

Letterbook of Greg & Cunningham, Merchants of New York and Belfast, 1756-57. Vol. 28 of the British Academy’s Records of Social and Economic History (Oxford University Press, 2001).

Irish-American Trade, 1660-1783 (Cambridge University Press, 1988).

The Overseas Trade of British America, 1607-1775 (New Haven: Yale University Press, forthcoming).


“Ireland, New York, and the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World,” Radharc: A Journal of Irish and Irish-American Studies, VIII (2010), forthcoming.

“Connecticut in the Golden Age of Smuggling,” Connecticut Explored 7:2 (spring 2010), 28-33.

“Sacrificing the Security of the Nation for the Sake of Profit: A Long History,” in History News Network (January 5, 2009).

“London’s Irish Merchant Community and North Atlantic Commerce in the Mid-Eighteenth Century,” Irish and Scottish Mercantile Networks in Europe and Overseas in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, edited by David Dickson, Jan Parmentier, and Jane Ohlmeyer (Ghent: Academia Press, 2007), 271-309.

“Transnational Trade in the Wartime North Atlantic: The Voyage of the Snow Recovery,” Business History Review 79 (winter 2005), 751-80.

“Services,” History of World Trade Since 1450, edited by John J. McCusker, Louis P. Cain, Stanley L. Engerman, David Hancock, and Kenneth Pomeranz (2 vols., New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2005), 2:650-2.

“Waddell Cunningham (1729-97).” In Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, edited by H.C.G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. Oxford, 2004.

“Trade and Trade policy, 1690-1800,” Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture, edited by James S. Donnelly, Jr., et al. (2 vols., New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2004), 2:710-11.

“The Case of the Snow Johnson: New York City’s Irish Merchants and Trade with the Enemy During the Seven Years’ War,” Re-figuring Ireland: Essays in Honour of L. M. Cullen, edited by David Dickson and Cormac Ó Gráda (Dublin: The Lilliput Press, 2003), 147-64.

“Connecticut in the Irish-American Flaxseed Trade, 1750-1775,” Éire-Ireland 12 (summer 1979), 34-62.


Dangerous Economies: Status and Commerce in Imperial New York by Serena R. Zabin (Philadelphia, 2009).  In Business History Review (Autumn 2010), forthcoming.

The Politics of Trade: The Overseas Merchant in State and Society, 1660-1720 by Perry Gauci (Oxford, 2001).  In Journal of Interdisciplinary History 34 (spring 2004): 632-3.

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“Serving Two Masters: New York City during the Seven Years’ War.” Paper presented at the 15th Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War, Fort Ticonderoga, New York, forthcoming, 21-23 May 2010.

“Dutch-Irish Cooperation in the Mid-Eighteenth-Century Wartime Atlantic.” Paper presented at “Cities in Revolt: The Dutch-American Atlantic, ca. 1650-1815,” conference presented by the Department of History at Columbia University, 14 November 2009.

“Irish Interloping Trade and Colonial Warfare in the 18th Century.” Paper presented at “Ireland and the Iberian Atlantic: Mobility, involvement and cross-cultural exchange 1580-1823,” The Second International Symposium on Spanish-Irish Relations through the Ages, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville, 30 October 2008.

“Ireland, New York, and the 18th-century Atlantic World,” The Ninth Annual Ernie O’Malley Lecture, Glucksman Ireland House, the Center for Irish & Irish-American Studies at New York University, 29 November 2007.

“Ireland’s Monte Cristi Trade During the Seven Years’ War.” Paper presented at “The Irish in the Atlantic World” conference sponsored by Carolina Low Country and Atlantic World (CLAW), College of Charleston, 27 February to 2 March 2007.

“The role of London’s Irish merchant community in mid-18th century North Atlantic commerce.” Paper presented at “Irish and Scottish Mercantile Networks in Europe and Overseas, c.1550 to c.1820,” an international symposium jointly sponsored by the Univ. of Aberdeen, the Univ. of Gent, and the Trinity College, Dublin, Centre for Irish-Scottish Studies, Trinity College, Dublin, 31 October to 1 November 2003.

“Irish Exile and Resettlement, 1600-1800.”  Chair/moderator of panel on Irish in the North Atlantic region at Charles Carroll House, Annapolis, Maryland, 19 to 21 October 2001.

“Great Irish Famine, 1845-52.”  Director of NEH Summer Seminar for School Teachers, Trinity College, Hartford, summer 1998.

“The Irish in America.”  Chair/moderator of panel at New England Historical Association conference, University of Vermont, Burlington, 17 and 18 April 1998.

“‘A Revolution in the Trade’: Madeira Wine in the Age of American Expansion.”  Moderator of discussion of paper read by David Hancock (Univ. of Michigan) at Boston Area Seminar in Early Amer. History at The Center for the Study of New England, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, 12 March 1998.

“Irish Nationalism and the Origins of the British Empire.”  Paper presented at “Decolonization: Painful Transitions in the Cold War Period” series, Trinity College, Hartford, 5 March 1998.

“Connecticut Flaxseed and Irish Provisions: A Variation of New England’s West Indian Commerce.” Paper presented at “A Grand Reliance: The West Indies Trade in the Connecticut Valley,” a colloquium presented by the Connecticut Humanities Council and the Connecticut River Museum. Essex, Connecticut, 22 November 1991.

“Facets of Irish-American Trade.” Paper presented at the Columbia University Seminar on Early American History and Culture, Columbia University, New York, 8 May 1990.