Atlantic World: 1450-2000 / Edition 1

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Overview

This ambitious work provides an overview of the Atlantic world, since the 15th century, by exploring the major themes that define the study of this region. Contact with Europeans in Africa and the Americas, the slave trade, gender and race in the early Atlantic world, independence movements in Africa, Caribbean nationalism, and gender and identity in the 20th century are just a few subjects discussed. Moving beyond the micro-histories of the scholarly monograph to connect the fruits of those researches with broader events and processes, this book, in the editors' words, makes "a concerted effort to re-connect elites and non-elites, Old World and New, early modern and modern, and economics and culture." It will be a point of embarkation for a new generation of students of the Atlantic world.

Indiana University Press

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Editorial Reviews

International Journal African Historical Studies
"Falola and Roberts have opened an avenue for the study of the Atlantic World that insists on complicating historical questions and methods. These complications require a re-assessment of interdisciplinary modes of doing and writing history." —Solimar Otero, Louisiana State University, Intnl Jrnl African Historical Studies, Vol. 42.1 2009

— Solimar Otero, Louisiana State University

International Journal of Maritime History

"Each of the four sections contains several finely written and well-formulated essays that will inspire scolars to venture beyond the common tendency to hyper-specialize and to utilize a macro perspective when considering the Atlantic World." —International Journal of Maritime History, Vol. 21, no. 2

H-Soz-u-Kult

"The editors of this volume are to be commended for organizing such an intelligent and well-integrated history of the Atlantic World." —H-Soz-u-Kult, January, 2011

New West Indian Guide

"[This] collection addresses all three historiographical views of how the Atlantic world ended, a feature that, more than anything else, makes it a successful volume." —New West Indian Guide, Vol. 84, No. 3 & 4, 2010

European History Quarterly

"Falola and Roberts have edited a collection of essays worthy of their goal: to 'represent both the roots of the Atlantic World paradigm and the seemingly limitless potential that the field has in the future.'" —European History Quarterly

Olufemi Vaughan

"The volume's strength lies in its extensive scope and depth with several chapters that connect African, American, and European experiences with the wider context of the Atlantic world since the 15th century.... Comprehensive and thought—provoking." —Olufemi Vaughan, SUNY Stony Brook

C. L. Stacey

This collection of essays draws together the latest and most recent contentious scholarship on the Atlantic world. Its goal is twofold. First, the essays provide instructors of undergraduate and graduate students a synthesis and basic narrative of Atlantic world history. Second, the introduction clearly explicates that "this volume wholly rejects that traditional depiction of the Atlantic World being dominated by a handful of Europeans." This new approach to the Atlantic world includes those participating in the "drama" of history through the prism of interaction, counteraction, and reaction of the various cultures and people spanning four continents, in both an inclusive and personal perspective. The volume's topical and chronological organization examines the history of civilizations before the emergence of the Atlantic world, through slavery, abolition, postcolonialism, and the Cold War and beyond. The collection also offers a detailed chronological sequence of events featured in two essays summarizing the abolition of slavery and the timetable of African independence movements, comprising essential material for lecture, graduate, or undergraduate uses. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. --Choice C. L. Stacey, Louisiana State University at Alexandria, June 2009

Intnl Jrnl African Historical Studies - Solimar Otero

"Falola and Roberts have opened an avenue for the study of the Atlantic World that insists on complicating historical questions and methods. These complications require a re-assessment of interdisciplinary modes of doing and writing history." —Solimar Otero, Louisiana State University, Intnl Jrnl African Historical Studies, Vol. 42.1 2009

From the Publisher
"The volume's strength lies in its extensive scope and depth with several chapters that connect African, American, and European experiences with the wider context of the Atlantic world since the 15th century.... Comprehensive and thought—provoking." —Olufemi Vaughan, SUNY Stony Brook

"This collection of essays draws together the latest and most recent contentious scholarship on the Atlantic world.... Recommended." —Choice, June 2009

"[This] collection addresses all three historiographical views of how the Atlantic world ended, a feature that, more than anything else, makes it a successful volume." —New West Indian Guide, Vol. 84, No. 3 & 4, 2010

Choice

"This collection of essays draws together the latest and most recent contentious scholarship on the Atlantic world.... Recommended." —Choice, June 2009

Choice

"This collection of essays draws together the latest and most recent contentious scholarship on the Atlantic world.... Recommended." —Choice, June 2009

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253219435
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Series: Blacks in the Diaspora Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 1,442,673
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Toyin Falola is the Frances Higginbotham Nalle Centennial Professor in History at the University of Texas at Austin. He is co-editor of The Yoruba Diaspora in the Atlantic World (IUP, 2004).

Kevin D. Roberts is the founder and headmaster of Pope John Paul II Academy in Lafayette, Louisiana. A specialist in comparative slavery, he is author of African American Issues.

Indiana University Press

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Table of Contents

Contents
Introduction / Toyin Falola and Kevin D. Roberts
Map of the Atlantic World

Part 1. Nations and Migrations
1. The World of the Atlantic before the "Atlantic World": Africa, Europe, and the Americas before 1450 / Patricia Pearson
2. Contact and Conquest in Africa and the Americas / Timothy P. Grady
3. Migrations and Frontiers / Alison Games

Part 2. Empires and Slavery
4. From Servitude to Slavery / Michael Guasco
5. The Slave Trade's Apex in the Eighteenth Century / Timothy R. Buckner
6. The Nineteenth-Century Black Atlantic / Aribidesi A. Usman
7. Women in the Atlantic World / Ken Aslakson
8. The Black Atlantic: Theory, Method, and Practice / Douglas B. Chambers

Part 3. Independence and Abolition
9. Independence Movements in the New World / David Cahill
10. The Rise of Abolition / Maurice Jackson
11. African Independence Movements / Joel E. Tishken

Part 4. Globalization and Its Discontents
12. The Diasporic Dimensions of Caribbean Nationalism, 1900-1959 / E. G. Iweriebor and Amanda Warnock
13. The Cold War in the Atlantic World / Carol Anderson
14. Gender and Identity in the Twentieth-Century Atlantic World / Amanda Warnock
15. Reparation and Repair: Reform Movements in the Atlantic World / Maxim Matusevich

Bibliography
List of Contributors
Index

Indiana University Press

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