Fredrik Albritton Jonsson


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Fredrik Albritton Jonsson’s field specialties include British history; the British Empire; the Enlightenment; science and environmental history; political economy; cornucopianism and the Anthropocene.

Publications include:

  • “Adam Smith and Enlightenment Studies.” In Adam Smith: A Princeton Guide, edited by Ryan Patrick Hanley. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, forthcoming.
  • “Malthus in Environmental Context.” In New Perspectives on Malthus, edited by Robert Mayhew. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.
  • “Political Economy.” In Historicism and the Human Sciences in Victorian Britain, edited by Mark Bevir, forthcoming.
  • Coauthor with Vicky Albritton, Green Victorians. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015.
  • “Climate Change and the Retreat of the Atlantic: The Cameralist Context of Pehr Kalm’s Voyage to North America 1748–51″ William and Mary Quarterly 72, no. 1 (January 2015).
  • “The Origins of Cornucopianism: A Preliminary Genealogy.” Critical Historical Studies 1, no. 1 (Spring 2014).
  • Enlightenment’s Frontier: The Scottish Highlands and the Origins of Environmentalism. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2013.
  • “Adam Smith in the Forest.” In The Social Lives of the Forests, edited by Susanna B. Hecht, Kathleen D. Morrison, and Christine Padoch. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013.
  • “Natural History and Improvement: The Case of Tobacco.” In Mercantilism Reimagined: Political Economy in Early Modern Britain and Its Empire, edited by Philip J. Stern and Carl Wennerlind. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • “A History of the Species?” Review essay of Deep History: The Architecture of Past and Present, edited by Andrew Shyrock and Daniel Lord Smail, History and Theory 52, no. 3 (October 2013).
  • “The Industrial Revolution in the Anthropocene.” Journal of Modern History 83, no. 3 (September 2012).
  • “Rival Ecologies of Global Commerce: Adam Smith and the Natural Historians.”American Historical Review 115, no. 5 (December 2010).
  • Prudence and Magnanimity: Roundtable on Ryan Hanley’s Adam Smith and the Character of Virtue.” The Art of Theory: Conversations in Political Philosophy(November 2010).
  • “Enlightened Hands: Managing Dexterity in British Medicine and Manufactures 1760-1800.” In Body Parts: Critical Explorations in Corporeality, edited by Christopher Forth and Ivan Crozier. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2005.
  • “The Physiology of Hypochondria in Eighteenth-Century Britain.” In Cultures of the Abdomen: Dietetics, Digestion, and Fat in the Modern World, edited by Christopher E. Forth and Ana Cardin-Coyne. Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.