Dr. John Smolenski is an Associate Professor of History at the University of California at Davis. A historian of early America, he has written primarily on creolization and violence. He has written or edited four books, including, recently, Friends and Strangers: the Making of a Creole Culture in Colonial Pennsylvania and New World Orders: Violence, Sanction, and Authority in the Colonial Americas, co-edited with Thomas Humphrey (both of which were published with University of Pennsylvania Press). Dr. Smolenski is currently writing a book about the history of creolization throughout the colonial Atlantic World.
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