Synopses & Reviews
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.
About the Author
Tom Benjamin teaches theory and composition at the Peabody Conservatory of The John Hopkins University. He has composed works for all media including concertos for violin, piano and viola, symphonies, oratorios, cantatas, six operas and a great deal of choral and chamber music. Over 60 of his works have been commercially published and several have been commercially recorded.
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 Ramon A. Gutierrez, 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. Rodriguez O., The Spanish and Spanish American Revolutions Suggestions for Further Reading