Alan Gallay is an American historian. He specializes in the Atlantic World and Early American history, including issues of slavery. He won the Bancroft Prize in 2003 for his The Indian Slave Trade: the Rise of the English Empire in the American South, 1670-1717.
Gallay has taught at the University of Notre Dame, University of Mississippi, Western Washington University, Harvard University (as a Mellon Faculty Fellow) and University of Auckland, as a Fulbright Lecturer. He previously held the Warner R. Woodring Chair in Atlantic World and Early American History, and was Director of The Center for Historical Research at The Ohio State University. Twice he taught for the American Heritage Association in London.
He currently holds the Lyndon B. Johnson Chair of U.S. History at Texas Christian University.
- The Formation of a Planter Elite: Jonathan Bryan and the Southern Colonial Frontier. University of Georgia Press. 2007. ISBN 978-0-8203-3018-1.
- Alan Gallay, ed. (1994). Voices of the Old South: Eyewitness Accounts, 1528-1861. University of Georgia Press. ISBN 978-0-8203-1566-9.
- Alan Gallay, ed. (1996). The Colonial Wars of North America, 1512-1763: An Encyclopedia. Garland. ISBN 978-0-8240-7208-7.
- The Indian Slave Trade: the Rise of the English Empire in the American South, 1670-1717. Yale University Press. 2003. ISBN 978-0-300-10193-5.
- Indian Slavery in Colonial America. University of Nebraska Press. 2010. ISBN 978-0-8032-2200-7.
- Colonial and Revolutionary America| Prentice Hall 2010 | isbn=978-0-205-80969-1
- "Forgotten Story of Indian Slavery", Race and History, 2003
- John B. Boles, ed. (1988). "Planters and Slaves in the Great Awakening". Masters & Slaves in the House of the Lord: Race and Religion in the American South, 1740-1870. University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 978-0-8131-0187-3.
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