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Jonathan Barth is Associate Professor of History at Arizona State University and Associate Director of the Center for American Institutions at ASU. He specializes in the history of money, banking, empire, and politics in the early modern period. Barth received his Ph.D. in History from George Mason University in 2014. In 2005 he received his B.A. in Secondary Education from Appalachian State University, taught high school for two years, and received his M.A. in History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2009.

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The Currency of Empire: Money and Power in Seventeenth-Century English America. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2021.

“‘Liberty of Conscience is Every Man’s Natural Right’: Historical Background of the First Amendment.” Journal of Policy History (forthcoming, 2023).

“Criminal Prosecution in American History: Private or Public?” South Dakota Law Review 67, no. 2 (2022): 119-193.

"Currency." Oxford Bibliographies in Atlantic History. Ed. Trevor Burnard. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020.

"Review Essay: The History, Essence, and Future of Global Capitalism." Journal of World History 29, no. 2 (June 2018): 284-95.

“The Republican Paradox: Liberty, Prosperity, Virtue, and Vice in the American Founding.” The Journal of Policy History 29, no. 2 (April 2017): 1-29

"Reconstructing Mercantilism: Consensus and Conflict in British Imperial Economy in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries." The William and Mary Quarterly 73, no. 2 (April 2016): 257-90.

"'A Peculiar Stampe of Our Owne': The Massachusetts Mint and the Battle over Sovereignty, 1652-1691." The New England Quarterly 87, no. 3 (September 2014): 490-525.

"'The Sinke of America': Society in the Albemarle Borderlands of North Carolina, 1663-1729." North Carolina Historical Review 87, no. 1 (January 2010): 1-27.



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