The Atlantic World

The Atlantic World : 1450-2000

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This ambitious work provides an overview of the Atlantic world, since the 15th century, by exploring the major themes that define the study of this region. Contact with Europeans in Africa and the Americas, the slave trade, gender and race in the early Atlantic world, independence movements in Africa, Caribbean nationalism, and gender and identity in the 20th century are just a few subjects discussed. Moving beyond the micro-histories of the scholarly monograph to connect the fruits of those researches with broader events and processes, this book, in the editors' words, makes "a concerted effort to re-connect elites and non-elites, Old World and New, early modern and modern, and economics and culture." It will be a point of embarkation for a new generation of students of the Atlantic more

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  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 22.86mm | 566.99g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 7 figures, 1 maps
  • 0253219434
  • 9780253219435
  • 1,365,475

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Falola and Roberts have edited a collection of essays worthy of their goal: to 'represent both the roots of the Atlantic World paradigm and the seemingly limitless potential that the field has in the future.' * European History Quarterly * Each of the four sections contains several finely written and well-formulated essays that will inspire scolars to venture beyond the common tendency to hyper-specialize and to utilize a macro perspective when considering the Atlantic World. Vol. 21, no. 2 * International Journal of Maritime History * The editors of this volume are to be commended for organizing such an intelligent and well-integrated history of the Atlantic World. January, 2011 * H-Soz-u-Kult * [This] collection addresses all three historiographical views of how the Atlantic world ended, a feature that, more than anything else, makes it a successful volume. Vol. 84, No. 3 & 4, 2010 * New West Indian Guide * [Provides] a very valuable perspective on Atlantic history that places Africans and the oppressed front and centre of the historical narrative. It is not European elites who drive the Atlantic world in this interpretation; it is African slaves, Caribbean nationalists and African and Native American opponents of globalisation who dominate the process. . . Falola and Roberts have provided a useful corrective to more celebratory accounts of the making of the Atlantic World.37.3 Sept. 2009 * Journal Imperial and Commonwealth History * This collection of essays draws together the latest and most recent contentious scholarship on the Atlantic world. . . . Recommended. June 2009 * Choice * Falola and Roberts have opened an avenue for the study of the Atlantic World that insists on complicating historical questions and methods. These complications require a re-assessment of interdisciplinary modes of doing and writing history.Vol. 42.1 2009 -- Solimar Otero * Louisiana State University *show more

About Toyin Falola

Toyin Falola is the Frances Higginbotham Nalle Centennial Professor in History at the University of Texas at Austin. He is co-editor of The Yoruba Diaspora in the Atlantic World (IUP, 2004).Kevin D. Roberts is the founder and headmaster of Pope John Paul II Academy in Lafayette, Louisiana. A specialist in comparative slavery, he is author of African American more

Table of contents

ContentsIntroduction / Toyin Falola and Kevin D. RobertsMap of the Atlantic WorldPart 1. Nations and Migrations1. The World of the Atlantic before the "Atlantic World": Africa, Europe, and the Americas before 1450 / Patricia Pearson2. Contact and Conquest in Africa and the Americas / Timothy P. Grady3. Migrations and Frontiers / Alison GamesPart 2. Empires and Slavery4. From Servitude to Slavery / Michael Guasco5. The Slave Trade's Apex in the Eighteenth Century / Timothy R. Buckner6. The Nineteenth-Century Black Atlantic / Aribidesi A. Usman7. Women in the Atlantic World / Ken Aslakson8. The Black Atlantic: Theory, Method, and Practice / Douglas B. ChambersPart 3. Independence and Abolition9. Independence Movements in the New World / David Cahill10. The Rise of Abolition / Maurice Jackson11. African Independence Movements / Joel E. TishkenPart 4. Globalization and Its Discontents12. The Diasporic Dimensions of Caribbean Nationalism, 19001959 / E. G. Iweriebor and Amanda Warnock13. The Cold War in the Atlantic World / Carol Anderson14. Gender and Identity in the Twentieth-Century Atlantic World / Amanda Warnock15. Reparation and Repair: Reform Movements in the Atlantic World / Maxim MatusevichBibliographyList of ContributorsIndexshow more

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