Selected Articles

Rushforth, Brett. “‘A Little Flesh We Offer You’: The Origins of Indian Slavery in New France.” The William and Mary Quarterly 60, no. 4 (2003): 777–808.

Rushforth, Brett. "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" Reviews in American History 32, no. 2 (2004): 151-158. doi:10.1353/rah.2004.0037.

Rushforth, Brett. “Slavery, the Fox Wars, and the Limits of Alliance.” The William and Mary Quarterly 63, no. 1 (2006): 53–80.

Rushforth, Brett. "Mission: Impossible." Reviews in American History 34, no. 3 (2006): 259–69.

Hodson, Christopher, and Brett Rushforth. "Absolutely Atlantic: Colonialism and the Early Modern French State in Recent Historiography." History Compass 8, no. 1 (2010): 101–117.

Hodson, Christopher, and Brett Rushforth. “Bridging the Continental Divide: Colonial America’s ‘French Quarter.’” OAH Magazine of History 25, no. 1 (2011): 19–24.

Rushforth, Brett. "The Establishment of a French Empire in North America." In Quebec Questions: Quebec Studies for the Twenty-first Century, edited by Stephan Gervais, Christopher Kirkey, and Jarrett Rudy. Oxford University Press, 2016.

Rushforth, Brett. "The Gauolet Uprising of 1710: Maroons, Rebels, and the Informal Exchange Economy of a Caribbean Sugar Island." The William and Mary Quarterly 76, no. 1 (2019): 75-110. doi:10.5309/willmaryquar.76.1.0075.

Rushforth, Brett. "Waterworld." Reviews in American History 47, no. 4 (2019): 501-513. doi:10.1353/rah.2019.0070.

Rushforth, Brett. "'Next Stop, Honoré-Beaugrand': Connections, Dislocations, and Redirections." In French Connections: Cultural Mobility in North American and the Atlantic World, edited by Robert Englebert and Andrew N. Wegmann. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2020.

Rushforth, Brett. "'She Said Her Answers Contained the Truth': Listening to and with Enslaved Witnesses in Eighteenth-Century New France." In Hearing Enslaved Voices: African and Indian Slave Testimony in British and French America, 1700–1848, edited by Sophie White and Trevor Burnard. New York: Routledge, 2020.

Rushforth, Brett. "Amérindiens, Français et Britanniques: les esclavages canadiens." In Histoire mondiale de l’esclavage, edited by Claude Chevaleyre, Paulin Ismard, Benedetta Rossi, and Cécile Vidal. Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 2021.

Rushforth, Brett. "Monopolizing Violence: African Slave Trading Companies and the Suppression of Native Slavery in America." In Beyond 1619: The Atlantic Origins of American Slavery, edited by Paul J. Polgar, Marc H. Lerner, and Jesse Cromwell. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2023.

Hodson, Christopher, and Brett Rushforth. "Portraiture and Colonial Plunder." VERSO, The Huntington Library, 11 July 2023,

Rushforth, Brett.“Continental Divide: Native Americans and the Atlantic World.” Atlantic Studies, 2023. doi:10.1080/14788810.2023.2250963.