Jerry Bannister

Jerry Bannister, historian, Atlantic World, loyalism in British America
Dalhousie University

Jerry Bannister is an Associate Professor of History at Dalhousie University. His first major research project was a study of 18th-century Newfoundland, which culminated in The Rule of the Admirals: Law, Custom, and Naval Government in Newfoundland, 1699-1832 (University of Toronto Press, 2003). He has also studied nationalism and collective memory in 20th-century Newfoundland, and he wrote a research essay for the Collected Research Papers of the Royal Commission on Renewing and Strengthening our Place in Canada (2003). More recently, he has explored loyalism in British America and published “Canada as Counter-Revolution: The Loyalist Order Framework in Canadian History, 1750-1840,” in Jean-François Constant and Michel Ducharme, eds., Liberalism and Hegemony: Debating the Canadian Liberal Revolution (University of Toronto Press, 2009). He is a member of the British Asia-British Atlantic Network organized by John Reid, Elizabeth Mancke, and Huw Bowen: He has submitted a research paper, “The Oriental Atlantic: Governance and Regulatory Frameworks in the Atlantic World,” to the Network, as well as a short essay, “The Loyal Atlantic,” which will be published in the International Journal of Maritime History. Since 2003 Dr. Bannister has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on the history of Atlantic Canada, and he has developed a new syllabus, “Atlantic Canada in the Atlantic World,” available via the Atlantic Canada Portal: Online versions of some of his articles are available via his homepage: