Patrick Manning (Professor)

Patrick Manning (Professor)

Patrick Manning is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of World History at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also president of the World History Network, Inc., a nonprofit corporation fostering research in world history. A specialist in world history and African history, his current research addresses global historiography, early human history, migration in world history, the African diaspora, and the demography of African slavery.

He was educated at the California Institute of Technology (BS in Chemistry, 1963) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (MS in History and Economics, PhD in History 1969). He was trained as a specialist in the economic history of Africa, and went on to explore demographic, social, and cultural patterns in Africa and the African diaspora. Manning taught at Northeastern University, 1984-2006, where he directed the World History Center.

He served as Vice President of the Teaching Division of the American Historical Association, 2004-2006.


*World History: Global and Local Interactions. (Princeton: Markus Wiener Publishers, 2005). An edited collection with twelve contributions by new scholars in world history.
*Migration in World History (London: Routledge, 2004). A concise survey of processes of migration in human history from early hominids until today. Paper and hardcover.
*Slavery, Colonialism, and Economic Growth in Dahomey, 1640-1960 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002). Paperback edition of a book first published in 1982
*Navigating World History: Historians Create a Global Past (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003). A critical overview of the field of world history. Paper and hardcover.
*Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa, 1880-1995 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999). Second edition, revised and expanded: a new chapter added to this edition covers the period 1985-95. Paper and hardcover.
*Slave Trades, 1500-1800: Globalization of Forced Labour (Variorium: Aldershot, Great Britain, 1996). Volume 15 of An Expanding World, edited by A. J. Russell-Wood. I am editor of this collection of articles, to which I have written an introduction.
*History from South Africa: Alternative Visions and Practices (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1991). I am co-editor, along with Joshua Brown, Karin Shapiro Jon Wiener, Belinda Bozzoli and Peter Delius, of this collection of articles, mostly written by South African authors. Paper and hardcover.
*Slavery and African Life: Occidental, Oriental, and African Slave Trades (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990). A study of the impact of slave exports on African demography, economics, society, and ideology. Paper and hardcover.
*Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa, 1880-1985 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988). Paper and hardcover.
*Slavery, Colonialism, and Economic Growth in Dahomey, 1638-1960 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982). Finalist for the Herskovits Prize of the African Studies Association.

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