Atlantic American Societies

Atlantic American Societies

by Alan Karras
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415080738

ISBN-13: 2900415080735

Pub. Date: 09/24/1992

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Within the chronological framework of implantation, maturity, and transition, Atlantic American Societies traces the history of European expansion in the Americas. Suggesting a shift in the traditional analysis of history away from nationally defined

boundaries, Alan Karras and John McNeill treat the Atlantic world as a whole, encouraging the reader

Overview

Within the chronological framework of implantation, maturity, and transition, Atlantic American Societies traces the history of European expansion in the Americas. Suggesting a shift in the traditional analysis of history away from nationally defined

boundaries, Alan Karras and John McNeill treat the Atlantic world as a whole, encouraging the reader to see the larger inter-imperial issues which governed behavior in both the new world and the old. Emphasizing the links between Africa, Europe, and the Americas, the authors outline the

process of transatlantic intercultural integration that began after the voyages of Columbus.

Providing readers with a mechanism for viewing inter-imperial rivalries, Atlantic American Societies focuses not only on the commercial and demographic history and military

and economic interaction between metropolitan regions and their colonies, but also on the cultural components of American expansion. Combining a variety of approaches, from epidemiological to labor history and ethnohistory, this volume explores the societies of the Atlantic region and

their blend of Amer-Indian, West European, and West African influences. Collecting some of the best recent scholarship from African, Latin American, and North American sources, Atlantic and American Societies opens a new perspective on this region.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900415080735
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/24/1992
Series:
Rewriting Histories Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288

Table of Contents

Part I: Implantatoin, 1492-c.1650 Part II: Maturity, c.1650-c.1770 Part III: Transitions, c. 1770-1888

and evolution of the multidimentional interconnections within what became an Atlantic community of societies between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries. The chapters illustrate the potential of an Atlantic approach to many historical issues that cannot be adequately explored in any

other way. (David Barry Gaspar, Duke Univeristy)

foundations of the Atlantic colonial system (Stuart B. Schwartz, Director, Center for Early Modern History, University of Minnesota)

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