History Department

Peter Linebaugh

Peter Linebaugh, Professor, a student of E.P. Thompson, received his Ph.D. in British history from the University of Warwick in 1975. A graduate of Swarthmore and of Columbia, he taught at Rochester, New York University, University of Massachusetts-Boston, Harvard and Tufts before joining The University of Toledo in 1994. Grants from the Max Planck Institute in Göttingen and from the Fulbright and Mellon fellowship programs have supported his research.

Peter Linebaugh is currently at work on a study of an Irish insurrectionary during ‘the great transformation’ of the Atlantic revolutions.

Professor Linebaugh is the author of The Magna Carta Manifesto blog:  magnacartamanifesto.blogspot.com 

Contact Information:
Email: plineba@gmail.com



Heis the author of the acclaimed social history of crime and the death penalty in 18th-century England, The London Hanged (1991), co-editor, with Doug Hay and E.P. Thompson, of Albion's Fatal Tree: Crime and Society in Eighteenth-Century England (1975), and co-author with Marcus Rediker, The Many-Headed Hydra:  Sailors, Slaves, Commoners and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic (Beacon Press Boston, 2000; Verso: London, 2000, paperback 2001) with Italian, Spanish, and German translations already published, and French and Korean translations in progress.  His most recent book, The Magna Carta Manifesto:  Liberties and Commons for All (University of California Press: Berkeley, California), is due for publication in January 2008.


Approximately two dozen of his articles have appeared in such publications as The New Left Review, New York University Law Review, Radical History Review and Social History.  He writes frequently for the online magazine CounterPunch.


Last Updated: 6/26/15