Charlton W. Yingling

Assistant Professor


Chaz Yingling (curriculum vitae) works on Latin American, Atlantic, and Caribbean history with a focus on race and slavery during the Age of Revolutions.  His articles appear in History Workshop JournalPast & PresentHistorical JournalAtlantic StudiesEarly American Studies, the Oxford Bibliographies in Latin American Studies, and Sociales (Dominican Republic).

He is preparing his first book, tentatively titled ‘Siblings of Soil’: Dominicans and Haitians in the Age of Revolutions.  Built from extensive archival work in Spain, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, the Vatican, and the United Kingdom, this book investigates overlooked Dominican and Haitian popular collaboration for independence and emancipation. It also examines the causative intersections of race and religiosity to explain the origins of countervailing Dominican notions of national belonging, anti-Haitian sentiments, and their consequences.

Chaz co-edited the book Free Communities of Color and the Revolutionary Caribbean with Robert D. Taber (Fayetteville State University).  He has also completed the co-authored project "Projections of Desire and Design on Early Modern Caribbean Maps" with Angela Sutton (Vanderbilt University), which they developed during a 2018 fellowship at the John Carter Brown Library. 

He will be developing projects on plantation economies and racial hierarchies through the lens of human and animal interactions.  Specifically, his co-authored work with Tyler D. Parry (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) examine dogs as biopower in dominating blacks across Caribbean plantation societies. He is also co-authoring a project with Andrew Kettler (University of California, Los Angeles) that will study the trials and errors of breeding European and African cattle herds for domestication in tropical climates during early Spanish colonization of the Caribbean and formation of an Alimentary Atlantic.

His work has been funded by the Ministry of Culture and Education of Spain, the Conference on Latin American History, the Bilinski Foundation, the Academy of American Franciscan History, the John Carter Brown Library, and the Harvard University Atlantic History Seminar, among others.

Courses taught:

100 level-  History of World Civilizations II; 20th Century World History

300 level-  Caribbean History; Slavery in the Americas; Age of Revolutions; Colonial Latin America

400, 500, and 600 levels-  Atlantic World; Age of Revolutions; Atlantic Slavery