Edward P. Pompeian is a historian of the Atlantic World, colonial Latin America and the Caribbean, and vast early America. He is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Tampa.

His research and teaching focus on the period when imperial conflict, rebellion, and the abolition of slavery transformed former colonies into nation-states during the Age of Revolutions, 1750-1830. His scholarly and teaching interests are colonialism in the Americas, slavery and emancipation, trans-local history, imperial margins and frontiers, environmental history, migration and globalization, and cross-cultural relations broadly defined.




Latin American History

United States History


Native American Histories: Colonialism and Resistance

Slavery and Racism in Early America: A Comparative Perspective

Witchcraft and Magic in the Early Modern Atlantic World

The Age of Revolutions in the Americas

The Spanish Caribbean and its Diasporas

Migrants, Refugees, and Dreamers



Sustaining Empire: Venezuela’s Trade with the United States during the Age of Revolutions, 1797-1828, is newly released from the Johns Hopkins University Press! The book is available now for purchase from the press, your local book seller, or Amazon: https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/title/sustaining-empire


To learn more about Sustaining Empire, you might take a look at his interview with the Johns Hopkins University Press: https://www.press.jhu.edu/newsroom/sustaining-empire

Historian John Fea interviewed Ed about his new book for the Author’s Corner of the Way of Improvement Blog: https://currentpub.com/2022/04/27/the-authors-corner-with-ed


He has presented research papers at the annual meetings of the American Historical Association, the Conference on Latin American History, the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, and the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic. Pompeian has reviewed books for the Bulletin of Latin American Research, Hispanic American Historical Review, Journal of the Early Republic, Journal of Social History, Journal of American Studies, Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas, and the William and Mary Quarterly.