A significant historic and literary achievement": that's what
the Associated Press called Martin W. Sandler's
enthralling Resolute. Now, Sandler returns to the high
seas, this time for an in-depth look at the Atlantic, those who
sailed across it, and the world-shifting transformations wrought by
those explorers and travelers.
Since 300 B.C.E., the Atlantic has served as the corridor for
fundamental exchanges of peoples and technologies, a pathway for
the transfer of ideas and cultures that defined and challenged
communities across wide spans of time and space. This, the first
illustrated and comprehensive history of the Atlantic World, is at
the forefront of an exciting new wave of study in universities and
think tanks. Atlantic History is an increasingly dynamic field of
scholarship based on the notion that the Americas, Africa, and
Europe have composed a regional system from the late 15th century
to the present.
Sandler explores the historical, socioeconomic, political,
scientific, and cultural developments that occurred throughout this
important region and that shaped the modern world to this very day.
They include everything from exploration and discovery, the
dissemination of ideas, and the growth of global commerce, and the
fall of imperialism.
Lavishly illustrated with exquisite antique maps, period paintings
and engravings, documents, political cartoons, and photographs,
this unique volume is an engaging read sure to appeal to audiences