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Hannah Farber

post-doctoral fellow

Hannah Farber


Office: Stokes Hall, S316

Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2014


Political economy of the Atlantic World and the early U. S. republic; early American finance; commerce and consumption; material culture; the Enlightenment; the Age of Revolution


Hannah Farber studies early American political economy and commerce in Atlantic and global contexts. She is developing a manuscript on marine insurance as a form of governance in the long eighteenth century.

She has received fellowships from the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, the Program in Early American Economy and Society at the Library Company of Philadelphia, the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Economic History Association, among others. Future projects include a material culture history of the nationality of commercial property.


  • “Millions for Credit: Peace with Algiers and the Establishment of America’s Commercial Reputation Overseas, 1795-96,” Journal of the Early Republic, Vol. 34, No. 2 (Summer 2014), 187-217.
  • “The Rise and Fall of the Province of Lygonia, 1643–1658,” New England Quarterly 82 (Sept. 2009), 490–513.