Professor of History
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1988.
Early modern England: social, economic, cultural, Class formation and industrialization, Eighteenth-century English wool textile industry, Restoration religion, society, and local politics.
- The Tolsons of Leeds, Letters of an Eighteenth-Century Merchant Family. Yorkshire Archaeological Society Record Series, forthcoming.
- "The Culture of Credit in Eighteenth Century Commerce: The English Textile Industry," Enterprise and Society 4 (2003): 299-325.
- Woollen Manufacturing in Yorkshire: John Brearley, Cloth Frizzer, 1758-1762. Yorkshire Archaeological Society Record Series, vol CLV, 2001.
John Smail is currently working on an article on the relationship between credit, risk, and honor in eighteenth century commerce. This piece is part of a larger project on the economic, social, and cultural significance of commercial credit in eighteenth-century Britain.
- HIST 2100, Crime in 18th Century England
- HIST 2100, Riots in Britain
- HIST 2260, Britain to 1688
- HIST 3109, Renaissance & Reformation Europe
- HIST 6693, Historiography & Methodology
- LBST 2101, Western History & Culture