Atlantic History: A Critical Appraisal

Atlantic History: A Critical Appraisal

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by Jack P. Greene, Philip D. Morgan
     
 

Atlantic history, with its emphasis on inter-regional developments that transcend national borders, has risen to prominence as a fruitful perspective through which to study the interconnections among Europe, North America, Latin America, and Africa. These original essays present a comprehensive and incisive look at how Atlantic history has been interpreted across

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Atlantic history, with its emphasis on inter-regional developments that transcend national borders, has risen to prominence as a fruitful perspective through which to study the interconnections among Europe, North America, Latin America, and Africa. These original essays present a comprehensive and incisive look at how Atlantic history has been interpreted across time and through a variety of lenses from the fifteenth through the early nineteenth century. Editors Jack P. Greene and Philip D. Morgan have assembled a stellar cast of thirteen international scholars to discuss key areas of Atlantic history, including the British, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, French, African, and indigenous worlds, as well as the movement of ideas, peoples, and goods. Other contributors assess contemporary understandings of the ocean and present alternatives to the concept itself, juxtaposing Atlantic history with global, hemispheric, and Continental history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195320343
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2008
Series:
Reinterpreting History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
753,471
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

An Introduction: The Present State of Atlantic History, Philip D. Morgan and Jack P. Greene
1. The Atlantic Ocean and Its Contemporary Meanings, 1492-1808, Joyce E. Chaplin (Harvard University)
Section One: New Atlantic Worlds
2. The Spanish Atlantic System, Kenneth J. Andrien (Ohio State University)
3. The Portuguese Atlantic, 1415-1808, A. J. R. Russell-Wood (Johns Hopkins University)
4. The British Atlantic, Trevor Burnard (University of Warwick, UK)
5. The French Atlantic, Laurent Dubois (Duke University)
6. The Dutch Atlantic: Provincialism and Globalism, Benjamin Schmidt (University of Washington)
Section Two: Old Worlds and the Atlantic
7. Indigenous America and the Limits of the Atlantic World, 1493-1825, Amy Turner Bushnell (John Carter Brown Library, RI)
8. Africa and the Atlantic, c. 1450 to c. 1820, Philip D. Morgan (Johns Hopkins University)
9. Europe and the Atlantic, Carla Rahn Phillips (University of Minnesota)
Section Three: Competing and Complementary Perspectives
10. From Atlantic History to Continental History, Peter H. Wood (Duke University)
11. Hemispheric History and Atlantic History, Jack P. Greene (Johns Hopkins University)
12. Atlantic History and Global History, Nicholas Canny (National University of Ireland, Galway)
13. Beyond Atlantic History, Peter A. Coclanis (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

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