Transatlantic History

Transatlantic History

by Steven G. Reinhardt
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1585444863

ISBN-13: 9781585444861

Pub. Date: 08/28/2006

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press


The transatlantic world has had immense influence on the direction of world history. The six illuminating studies in Transatlantic History address cultural exchanges and intercontinental developments that contribute to our modern understanding of global communities.

Transatlantic history encompasses a variety of scholarly problems and approaches from

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The transatlantic world has had immense influence on the direction of world history. The six illuminating studies in Transatlantic History address cultural exchanges and intercontinental developments that contribute to our modern understanding of global communities.

Transatlantic history encompasses a variety of scholarly problems and approaches from multiple disciplines, and volume editors Steven G. Reinhardt and Dennis P. Reinhartz have assembled a collection of essays that reflect the diversity within the field. Introducing the book, William McNeill provides a unifying overview of the concept and practice of transatlantic history by placing it within the larger context of world history.

The chapter authors bring distinctive styles and methods to the investigation of the processes of interaction and adaptation among Africans, Native Americans, and Europeans. Their studies range from the Spanish imperial crisis in the 1600s to the urbanization of Europe and the Americas, from graphic portrayals of the Atlantic world to the settlement of Ireland, America, and South Africa and the recent diaspora of West Africans.

Readers interested in world history, communication, and cultural studies will find Transatlantic History provocative and challenging as it convincingly argues for the importance of this new field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585444861
Publisher:
Texas A&M University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Series:
Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures, published for the University of Texas at Arlington by Texas A&M University Press, #37
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

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