- Early America
- social history of seafaring
- work and economic culture
D. Vickers. A Companion to Colonial America. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008.
A. Bowen; D. Vickers. The autobiography of Ashley Bowen, (1728-1813). Peterborough, Ont: Broadview Press, 2006.
D. Vickers; V. Walsh. Young men and the sea: Yankee seafarers in the age of sail. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005.
D. VickersV.)Institute Williamsburg eds. Farmers and fishermen: two centuries of work in Essex County, Massachusetts, 1630-1850. Chapel Hill: Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture, by the University of North Carolina Press, 1994.
D. Vickers, “Credit and misunderstanding on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts (1683-1763)”, QUADERNI STORICI, vol. 46, pp. 415-415, 2011.
D. Vickers, “Errors expected: the culture of credit in rural New England, 1750-1800”, The Economic History Review, vol. 63, pp. 1032-1057, 2010.
D. Vickers, “Those Dammed Shad: Would the River Fisheries of New England Have Survived in the Absence of Industrialization?”, The William and Mary Quarterly, vol. 61, pp. 685-712, 2004.
D. Vickers, “The Northern Colonies: Economy and Society, 1600-1775”, in Cambridge Economic History of the United States. Eds. Robert Gallman and Stanley Engerman, R. Gallman and Engerman, S. Cambridge; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1996, pp. 209-248.
D. Vickers, “An Honest Tar: Ashley Bowen of Marblehead”, The New England Quarterly, vol. 69, pp. 531-553, 1996.
D. Vickers, “Competency and Competition: Economic Culture in Early America”, William and Mary Quarterly, vol. 3d Ser., no. XLVII (1990), pp. 3-29, 1990.
D. Vickers, “`A Knowen and Staple Commoditie': Codfish Prices in Essex County, Massachusetts, 1640-1775”, Essex Institute, Historical Collections, vol. CXXIV, no. 1988, pp. 186-203, 1988.
D. Vickers, “Nantucket Whalemen in the Deep-Sea Fishery: The Changing Anatomy of an Early American Labor Force”, Journal of American History, vol. LXXII, no. 1985, pp. 277-96, 1985.
D. Vickers, “The First Whalemen of Nantucket”, William and Mary Quarterly, vol. 3d Ser., XL, no. 1983, pp. 560-583, 1983.
- Alma Mater Society, Just Desserts Award for Service to Students, 2010.
- Lester Cappon Prize. Awarded to “Those Dammed Shad,” by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture., 2005
- Keith Matthews Award. Awarded to “An Honest Tar: Ashley Bowen of Marblehead,” by the Canadian Nautical Research Society, 1996.
- John H. Dunning Prize. Awarded to Farmers and Fishermen by the American Historical Association, 1995
- Louis Gottschalk Prize. Awarded to Farmers and Fishermen by the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 1995.
- Douglas Adair Memorial Prize. Awarded to "Competency and Competition: Economic Culture in Early America," by the Institute of Early American History and Culture, 1992.
- Best Article in the Essex Institute, Historical Collections, in 1988, awarded by the Institute for "A knowen and staple commoditie: Codfish Prices in Essex County, Massachusetts, 1640-1775," 1989.