Rouleau, Brian individual record
Associate Professor

Dr. Rouleau's research and teaching interests include nineteenth-century United States history, the Atlantic world, American foreign relations, and more recent efforts to internationalize our study of the past. His first book, With Sails Whitening Every Sea: Mariners and the Making of an American Maritime Empire, examines encounters between sailors from the United States and peoples overseas during the nineteenth century. Rouleau's current research, for a book tentatively titled Empire's Children: Youth Culture and the Long Nineteenth Century's Expansionist Impulse, explores connections between young people and imperialistic policy in several settler colonial societies.

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Academic Articles6
  • Rouleau, B. (2016). "In Praise of Trash": Series Fiction Fan Mail and the Challenges of Children's Devotion. The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth. 9(3), 403-423.
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  • Rouleau, B. (2013). How Honolulu Almost Burned and Why Sailors Matter to Early American Foreign Relations. Diplomatic History. 38(3), 501-525.
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  • Rouleau, B. (2010). Maritime Destiny as Manifest Destiny: American Commercial Expansionism and the Idea of the Indian. Journal of the Early Republic. 30(3), 377-411.
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  • Rouleau, B. (2008). Childhood's Imperial Imagination: Edward Stratemeyer's Fiction Factory and the Valorization of American Empire1. The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. 7(4), 479-512.
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  • Rouleau, B (2015). "Oh! Susanna". The Familiar Made Strange. 21-32. Cornell University Press.
  • Rouleau, B. (2014). Seafaring communities, 18001850. Coffman, D., Leonard, A., & O'Reilly, W. (Eds.), The Atlantic World. 131-147. Routledge.
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  • Brian Rouleau (2013). Early Republic Era.
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Texas A&M University; History; 4236 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4236