The Atlantic World in the Age of Empire, 1st Edition

  • Thomas Benjamin Central Michigan University
  • Timothy Hall Central Michigan University
  • David Rutherford Central Michigan University
  • ISBN-10: 0618061355  |  ISBN-13: 9780618061358
  • 272 Pages
  • © 2001 | Published
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This secondary source reader centers around the age of exploration and its resulting encounters between cultures, particularly around the Atlantic Ocean. It examines the varying historical viewpoints on the extent of European domination in the Atlantic World and includes chapter introductions, essay introductions, timelines, and an annotated bibliography.

Table of Contents

I. Origins: Creating the Atlantic World
Janet L. Abu-Lughod, Before European Hegemony
John Thornton, The Birth of an Atlantic World
D.W. Meinig, America as a Continuation
Olive Patricia Dickason, Some First Reactions
II. Encounters: Amerindians, Africans, and Europeans
T.H. Breen, Creative Adaptations: Peoples and Cultures
Thomas Benjamin, Alliances and Conquests
Ramón A. Gutiérrez, Franciscan Evangelization in New Mexico
Jennifer L. Morgan, Male Travelers, Female Bodies
Sylvia R. Frey and Betty Wood, The Survival of African Religions in the Americas
III. Trades: The Atlantic Economy
Carla Rahn Phillips, The Spanish Treasure Fleets
Denys Delâge, The Fur Trade of New France
Hugh Thomas, The Transatlantic Slave Trade
Charles Bergquist, The Paradox of American Development
IV. Newcomers: The Flow of Peoples
Alfred W. Crosby, Infectious Disease and the Demography of the Atlantic Peoples
Lyle N. McAlister, Spanish Emigration to the Indies
Felipe Fernández-Armesto, Africans, the Involuntary Colonists
Allan Greer, French Colonization of New France
James Horn, English Colonization of the Chesapeake
V. Revolutions: The Great Transformations
Jack P. Greene, The American Revolution
Susan Dunn, Sister Revolutions: America and France
Franklin W. Knight, The Haitian Revolution
Jaime E. Rodríguez O., The Spanish and Spanish American Revolutions
Suggestions for Further Reading