Amy Mitchell Cook
Chair and Associate Professor
Phone: (850) 857-6014
Office: Bldg. 50, Room 107
North American Seafaring, Maritime History, Colonial America, Women in the Atlantic World, Age of Discovery, Introduction to Public History.
Maritime History, Early American Social and Cultural History, Public History, Material Culture
Current Research Interests
Early American Shipwreck Narratives
Ph.D., History, Pennsylvania State University, 2004; M.A., History, East Carolina University, 1994; B.A., Anthropology, University of Florida, 1990.
- American Historical Association
- Organization of American Historians
- Society for Historical Archaeology
- National Maritime Historical Society
“Negotiating Power: Status and Authority in Anglo-American Shipwreck Narratives” in The Elusive Jack Tar: New Approaches to Early American Maritime History (ed. Paul Gilje and William Pencak), Mystic Seaport, summer 2006.
“Shipwreck Narratives” in The Encyclopedia of Maritime History (ed. John Hattendorf), NY: Oxford University Press, 2005.
“The Continental Navy: The Continental Navy was too small and undermanned to have a significant impact on the American war effort” in History in Dispute: American Revolution (ed. Keith Krawczynski), Columbia, S.C.: Manly, Inc., 2003.
"When God, the Devil and a Friendly Cannibal Met at Sea." Due 2010-2011.