The Human Tradition in the Atlantic World, 1500-1850

The Human Tradition in the Atlantic World, 1500-1850

by Karen Racine
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1442206985

ISBN-13: 9781442206984

Pub. Date: 11/16/2010

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

This collection of compact biographies puts a human face on the sweeping historical processes that shaped contemporary societies throughout the Atlantic world. Focusing on life stories that represented movement across or around the Atlantic Ocean from 1500 to 1850, The Human Tradition in the Atlantic World, 1500–1850 explores transatlantic connections by

Overview

This collection of compact biographies puts a human face on the sweeping historical processes that shaped contemporary societies throughout the Atlantic world. Focusing on life stories that represented movement across or around the Atlantic Ocean from 1500 to 1850, The Human Tradition in the Atlantic World, 1500–1850 explores transatlantic connections by following individuals whose experience took them far beyond their local communities to new and unfamiliar places. A formidable barrier, the Atlantic Ocean profoundly influenced the lives it touched. For some brave or desperate souls, it offered an escape, a source of adventure or romance. For countless others, it provided a steady source of income. For those who voluntarily undertook the voyage, crossing the Atlantic meant hope for a better, happier life; for the millions of less-fortunate others who relocated because they had been enslaved, tricked, or banished, the Atlantic was a sea of sorrow and loss.

Yet, whatever the reason, tremendous creativity and dynamism resulted from contact between people of different cultures, classes, races, ideas, and systems in Africa, Europe, and the Americas. At its most fundamental level, the syncretic nature of Atlantic world societies was created and re-created on a daily basis by myriad choices made by hundreds of thousands of individuals. By emphasizing movement and circulation in its choice of life stories, this readable and engaging volume presents a broad cross-section of people—both famous and everyday—whose lives and livelihoods took them across the Atlantic and brought disparate cultures into contact.

Contributions by: Robert D. Aguirre, Troy Bickham, Olwyn M. Blouet, Sarah Cline, Andrew B. Fisher, John Garrigus, Noah L. Gelfand, Mark Hinchman, Charlene Boyer Lewis, Gail Danvers MacLeitch, Beatriz G. Mamigonian, Mark Meuwese, Joan Meznar, John Navin, Jeff Pardue, Magnus Roberto de Mello Pereira, Cassandra Pybus, and Karen Racine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442206984
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/16/2010
Series:
Human Tradition around the World Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Human Tradition in the Atlantic World
Karen Racine and Beatriz G. Mamigonian
Chapter 1: Catarina Álvares Paraguaçu (1510s–1582): Indian Visionary in Brazil and France
Joan Meznar
Chapter 2: John Billington and His Family (c. 1582–1630): Doomed "Knave" of Plymouth Plantation
John Navin
Chapter 3: Samuel Cohen (c. 1600–1642): Jewish Translator in Brazil, Curaçao, and Angola
Mark Meuwese
Chapter 4: William Lamport/Guillén de Lombardo (c. 1611–1659): Mexico's Irish Would-Be King
Sarah Cline
Chapter 5: Jacob Leisler (1640–1691): German-Born Governor of New York
Noah L. Gelfand
Chapter 6: Hendrick/Tiyanoga/Theyanoguen (1680–1755): Iroquois Emissary to England
Troy Bickham
Chapter 7: Sir William Johnson (1715–1774): English Emissary to the Iroquois
Gail Danvers MacLeitch
Chapter 8: Henry "Harry" Washington (1750s–1790s): A Founding Father's Slave
Cassandra Pybus
Chapter 9: Julien Raimond (1744–1801): Planter, Revolutionary, and Free Man of Color in Saint-Domingue
John Garrigus
Chapter 10: Anne Pépin (1758–1837): Entrepreneur, Landlady, and Mixed-Race Signare in Senegal
Mark Hinchman
Chapter 11: João da Silva Feijó (1760–1824): Brazilian Scientist in the Portuguese Overseas Empire
Magnus Roberto de Mello Pereira, Translated by Ana Maria Rufino Gillies with assistance from Ian Robert Gillies
Chapter 12: Juan Antonio Olavarrieta (1765–1822): Basque Cleric and Libertine Rebel in Mexico
Andrew B. Fisher
Chapter 13: Eliza Fenwick (1766–1840): Feminist Slave Owner in Barbados
Olwyn M. Blouet
Chapter 14: Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte (1785–1879): Napoleon's American Sister-in-Law
Charlene Boyer Lewis
Chapter 15: James MacQueen (1778–1870): Agent of Imperial Change in the Caribbean and Africa
Jeff Pardue
Chapter 16: William Bullock: (1773–1849): British Museum Curator and Showman in Mexico
Robert D. Aguirre
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