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Atlantic History: A Critical Appraisal

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The second volume in the OUP/National History Center series, Reinterpreting History, this book offers an incisive look at how interpretations of the Atlantic world have changed over time and from a variety of national perspectives. Atlantic history, which developed in the 1970s and has become very popular in the past several years, looks at the transnational interconnections between Europe, North America, South America, and Africa, particularly in the early modern/colonial period, rather than understanding nations/states absent a broader global context.

This volume discusses key areas of the Atlantic world, including the British, Dutch, French, Iberian, and African Atlantic, as well as the movement of ideas, peoples, and goods. It also offers critical perspectives of the concept itself, juxtaposing it with global and Continental history. The cast of contributors is stellar and international, including scholars who have been at the forefront of teaching and research in this area. Together they will create a volume that introduces inexperienced students and general readers to Atlantic history, as well as offers new perspectives for scholars. Atlantic history is taught as its own course at a variety of universities, and Atlantic perspectives are incorporated into courses on early modern Europe, British history, colonial America, colonial Latin America, and African history.

Synopsis:

Atlantic history, with its emphasis on inter-regional developments that transcend national borders, has risen to prominence as a fruitful perspective through which to study the interconnections among Europe, North America, Latin America, and Africa. These original essays present a comprehensive and incisive look at how Atlantic history has been interpreted across time and through a variety of lenses from the fifteenth through the early nineteenth century. Editors Jack P. Greene and Philip D. Morgan have assembled a stellar cast of thirteen international scholars to discuss key areas of Atlantic history, including the British, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, French, African, and indigenous worlds, as well as the movement of ideas, peoples, and goods. Other contributors assess contemporary understandings of the ocean and present alternatives to the concept itself, juxtaposing Atlantic history with global, hemispheric, and Continental history.

About the Author

Jack P. Greene is Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities Emeritus at Johns Hopkins University. Philip D. Morgan is Harry C. Black Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University.

Table of Contents

An Introduction: The Present State of Atlantic History, Philip D. Morgan and Jack P. Greene

1. The Atlantic Ocean and Its Contemporary Meanings, 1492-1808, Joyce E. Chaplin (Harvard University)

Section One: New Atlantic Worlds

2. The Spanish Atlantic System, Kenneth J. Andrien (Ohio State University)

3. The Portuguese Atlantic, 1415-1808, A. J. R. Russell-Wood (Johns Hopkins University)

4. The British Atlantic, Trevor Burnard (University of Warwick, UK)

5. The French Atlantic, Laurent Dubois (Duke University)

6. The Dutch Atlantic: Provincialism and Globalism, Benjamin Schmidt (University of Washington)

Section Two: Old Worlds and the Atlantic

7. Indigenous America and the Limits of the Atlantic World, 1493-1825, Amy Turner Bushnell (John Carter Brown Library, RI)

8. Africa and the Atlantic, c. 1450 to c. 1820, Philip D. Morgan (Johns Hopkins University)

9. Europe and the Atlantic, Carla Rahn Phillips (University of Minnesota)

Section Three: Competing and Complementary Perspectives

10. From Atlantic History to Continental History, Peter H. Wood (Duke University)

11. Hemispheric History and Atlantic History, Jack P. Greene (Johns Hopkins University)

12. Atlantic History and Global History, Nicholas Canny (National University of Ireland, Galway)

13. Beyond Atlantic History, Peter A. Coclanis (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195320343
Author:
Greene, Jack P.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Editor:
Greene, Jack D.
Editor:
Morgan, Philip D.
Author:
null, Philip D.
Author:
Morgan, Philip D.
Author:
null, Jack P.
Subject:
Imperialism
Subject:
History, modern
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Subject:
World
Subject:
Atlantic Ocean Region - Historiography
Subject:
Imperialism -- Historiography.
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
History - Other
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Reinterpreting History
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.1 x 9.1 x 1.1 in 1.2 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Atlantic history, with its emphasis on inter-regional developments that transcend national borders, has risen to prominence as a fruitful perspective through which to study the interconnections among Europe, North America, Latin America, and Africa. These original essays present a comprehensive and incisive look at how Atlantic history has been interpreted across time and through a variety of lenses from the fifteenth through the early nineteenth century. Editors Jack P. Greene and Philip D. Morgan have assembled a stellar cast of thirteen international scholars to discuss key areas of Atlantic history, including the British, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, French, African, and indigenous worlds, as well as the movement of ideas, peoples, and goods. Other contributors assess contemporary understandings of the ocean and present alternatives to the concept itself, juxtaposing Atlantic history with global, hemispheric, and Continental history.
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