Jane Hooper

Jane Hooper is Associate Professor of History at George Mason University. Her research and teaching focuses on the history of Africa and the southwestern Indian Ocean. Her book Feeding Globalization: Madagascar and the Provisioning Trade, 1600-1800 (Ohio University Press, 2017) examines the history of Madagascar as a global trading port. Her current research focuses on American activity, especially commerce and whaling, in the Indian Ocean in the nineteenth century. Dr. Hooper received her MA and PhD from Emory University.

Episode 5: Uncertain Waters in Zanzibar

Nov. 24, 2020

In this episode, we learn about Richard Waters who served as the first consul from the United States to Zanzibar.