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Murphy’s “The Creole Archipelago” Awarded 2022 FEEGI Book Prize

February 3, 2023

Forum on Early-Modern Empires and Global Interactions

Tessa Murphy

Tessa Murphy (on research leave AY24-25)

The Forum on Early-Modern Empires and Global Interactions (FEEGI) awarded its 2022 book prize to Tessa Murphy, associate professor of history, for her book "The Creole Archipelago: Race and Borders in the Colonial Caribbean" (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021).  

"Murphy’s book is a brilliant examination of the Caribbean that moves beyond individual territories to show a deeply connected region defined by mobility between islands and regions," writes the prize committee.  

"Murphy’s book does everything well. It draws from a deep archival base scattered across multiple countries and territories including Martinique, the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Grenada and Dominica. Both expansive and meticulous, 'The Creole Archipelago' breathes new life into a vast array of sources."

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