Atlantic American Societies

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Within the chronological framework of Implantation, Maturation and Transition, this book provides the history of European expansion in the Americas from the age of Columbus through the abolition of slavery. Suggesting a shift in the traditional units of analysis away from nationally defined boundaries, this volume considers all of the Americas - and Africa - to encourage students to see the larger interimperial issues which governed behaviour in both the new world and the old. It also provides students with a ...

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Overview

Within the chronological framework of Implantation, Maturation and Transition, this book provides the history of European expansion in the Americas from the age of Columbus through the abolition of slavery. Suggesting a shift in the traditional units of analysis away from nationally defined boundaries, this volume considers all of the Americas - and Africa - to encourage students to see the larger interimperial issues which governed behaviour in both the new world and the old. It also provides students with a mechanism for viewing interimperial rivalries from the largest possible perspective, by focusing, not only on commercial and demographic history and military and economic interaction between metropolitan regions and their colonies, but on the interdependence of European, African, and Amerindian peoples and culture.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415080736
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/24/1992
  • Series: Rewriting Histories Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

Editor's preface
Acknowledgments
1 The Atlantic World as a Unit of Study 1
Pt. I Implantation, 1492-c.1650
2 Ills 19
3 Tragedy and Sacrifice in the History of Slavery 40
4 The Labor Problem at Jamestown 73
Pt. II Maturity c.1650-c.1770
5 The Cosmic Order in Crisis 99
6 Slave Resistance in Colonial South Carolina 144
7 Ports of Colonial Brazil 174
8 The Fur Trade and Eighteenth-Century Imperialism 212
Pt. III Transitions c.1770-1888
9 The End of the Old Atlantic World: America, Africa, Europe, 1770-1888 245
Glossary 269
Select bibliography 270
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