The History of This History Blog

Thanks for checking out the blog! Let me introduce myself and the blog. I’m Jordan, a lover of history and writing trying to make his way through the digital jungle. Why did I start a history blog? A simple Google search turns up so many great history blogs, but I couldn’t find any on the history of the Atlantic World. I started East India Blogging Co. out of my interest in and passion for the history of the Atlantic World. Having grown up on the east coast of the United States, topics like the American revolution, Nation Nations, and colonies have always fascinated me. And the Atlantic World helps us understand how these factors came together to produce the world I grew up in. It’s cool stuff!

So, this site is all about the history of colonialism, imperialism, and the Atlantic World. As a master’s student at North Carolina State University, I focused my research and course work on European, specifically French, imperialism and colonialism in the Americas. While I have a large interest in the French Atlantic, this blog will extend far beyond this specific thematic approach. Really, I’ll write about anything I find interesting and compelling from the Atlantic World. Whether that be Native American History, Early American History, or Leif Erickson!  

If you’re a history dork like me, or just looking for a way to kill that last of hour of work on Friday afternoons (don’t act like you don’t know what I’m talking about!), I hope you find my blog to be a fun distraction, or, even better, a good read.

Now get to reading