The Oxford Handbook of the Atlantic World: 1450-1850

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The essays in this volume provide a comprehensive overview of Atlantic history from c.1450 to c.1850, offering a wide-ranging and authoritative account of the movement of people, plants, pathogens, products, and cultural practices--to mention some of the key agents--around and within the Atlantic basin. As a result of these movements, new peoples, economies, societies, polities, and cultures arose in the lands and islands touched by the Atlantic Ocean, while others were ...
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Overview


The essays in this volume provide a comprehensive overview of Atlantic history from c.1450 to c.1850, offering a wide-ranging and authoritative account of the movement of people, plants, pathogens, products, and cultural practices--to mention some of the key agents--around and within the Atlantic basin. As a result of these movements, new peoples, economies, societies, polities, and cultures arose in the lands and islands touched by the Atlantic Ocean, while others were destroyed.
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"[A] welcome collection of essays by some of the most forward thinking scholars in Atlantic History...[T]here is something for everyone interested in the history of the Atlantic World. In fact, the broad spectrum of research presented is perhaps the most exciting aspect of the work...[A] truly excellent collection of essays." --Itinerario

"The list of contributors and breadth of coverage are very impressive...the volume is expertly edited and, like others in the series, nicely produced...Highly recommended." --CHOICE

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199672424
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/14/2013
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 1,455,248
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Nicholas Canny has published widely on the history of early modern Ireland, early modern Britain, and the history of European colonization more generally, including Making Ireland British, 1580-1650 (2001) and (as editor) volume one in the Oxford History of the British Empire series, Origins of Empire (1998).

Philip Morgan is the author of Atlantic History: A Critical Appraisal (2009) and Black Experience and the Empire (2004), both published by Oxford University Press.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Nicholas Canny and Philip Morgan
Part I: Emergence
2. . The Worlds of Europeans, Africans, and Americans ca 1490, Joan-Pau Rubies
3. Africans, Early European Contacts, and the Emergent Diaspora, David Northrup
4. Native Americans and Europeans: Early Encounters in the Caribbean and along the Atlantic Coast, Neil Whitehead
5. Atlantic Seafaring, N. A. M. Rodger
6. Knowledge and Cartography in the Early Atlantic, Matthew Edney
7. Violence in the Atlantic, Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, Jean-Frederic Schaub
8. The Atlantic World, the Senses, and the Arts, David S. Shields
9. The Iberian Atlantic to 1650, Stuart Schwartz
10. The Northern European Atlantic World, Wim Klooster
Section II: Consolidation
11. The Spanish Atlantic 1650-1780, Ida Altman
12. The Portuguese Atlantic World, ca. 1650-ca.1760, John Russell-Wood
13. The British Atlantic, Joyce Chaplin
14. The French Atlantic World in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, Silvia Marzagalli
15. Transatlantic Strategies: Native Americans in New Spain, Peru, and North America, c. 1550-1750, Kevin Terraciano
16. Africa, Slavery, and the Slave Trade, mid-Seventeenth to mid-Eighteenth Centuries, David Eltis
Section III: Integration
17. The Ecological Atlantic, John R. McNeill
18. Movements of People in the Atlantic World, 1450-1850, William O'Reilly
19. Atlantic Trade and Commodities 1402-1815, David Hancock
20. People and Places in the Americas: A Comparative Approach, Richard L. Kagan
21. Household Formation, Lineage, and Gender Relations in the Early Modern Atlantic World, Carole Shammas
22. Polity Formation and Atlantic Political Narratives, Elizabeth Mancke
23. Atlantic Law: Transformations of a Regional Legal Regime, Lauren Benton
24. Atlantic Warfare, 1440-1763, Ira D. Gruber
25. Religion in the Atlantic World, Kenneth Mills
26. The Challenge of the New, Anthony Pagden
27. . Science, Nature, Race, Susan Scott Parrish
28. Identities and Processes of Identification in the Atlantic World, Tamar Herzog
Section IV: Disintegration
29. Severed Connections: American Indigenous Peoples and the Atlantic World in an Era of Imperial Transformation, Daniel K. Richter and Troy L. Thompson
30. The American Revolution in Atlantic Perspective, David Armitage
31. The Haitian Revolution in Atlantic Perspective, David Geggus
32. Popular Movements in Colonial Brazil, Laura de Mello e Souza and Joao Jose Reis
33. The Hispanic Revolution, 1808-1826, Jaime E. Rodriguez
34. Africa in the Atlantic World, ca. 1760-ca. 1840, Robin Law
35. Slavery and Antislavery, 1760-1820, Christopher Leslie Brown
36. Atlantic World 1760-1820: Economic Impact, Craig Muldrew
37. Atlantic and Wider World, Emma Rothschild

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