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Overview

This text was the first edited collection on the burgeoning history of the early modern Atlantic world and has had a huge impact on the many fields of Atlantic Studies. This second edition features two new essays on science and global history respectively, as well as a revised Introduction and updated guides to further reading.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The British Atlantic World will retain its leading place in the field in the wake of this new edition, and will remain an essential starting-point for undergraduate readers. It is still the only work that provides through its individual essays a readily accessible, well-conceived thematic overview."
— Keith Mason, University of Liverpool, UK
 
"[T]he contributors have produced insightful overviews of topics deemed central to any serious investigation of Atlantic history." —Kathleen Wilson, SUNY Stony Brook
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230202351
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 2/17/2009
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 650,900
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID ARMITAGE is Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History at Harvard University.

MICHAEL J. BRADDICK is Professor of History at the University of Sheffield, UK.

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Table of Contents

List of Maps
List of Tables
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Preface
Introduction 1
1 Three Concepts of Atlantic History 11
2 Migration 31
3 Economy 51
4 Religion 69
5 Civility and Authority 93
6 Gender 113
7 Class 133
8 Race 154
9 Empire and State 175
10 Revolution and Counter-Revolution 196
11 The Politics of Slavery 214
Afterward: Atlantic History: A Circumnavigation 233
Notes 250
Further Reading 295
Index 311
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