The Atlantic World: 1450-2000

Paperback | April 16, 2008

EditorToyin Falola, Kevin D. RobertsbyKevin D. Roberts

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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 world.

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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 ...

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 aut...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:408 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.86 inPublished:April 16, 2008Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253219434

ISBN - 13:9780253219435

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Table of Contents

Contents
Introduction / Toyin Falola and Kevin D. Roberts
Map of the Atlantic World

Part 1. Nations and Migrations
1. The World of the Atlantic before the "Atlantic World": Africa, Europe, and the Americas before 1450 / Patricia Pearson
2. Contact and Conquest in Africa and the Americas / Timothy P. Grady
3. Migrations and Frontiers / Alison Games

Part 2. Empires and Slavery
4. From Servitude to Slavery / Michael Guasco
5. The Slave Trade's Apex in the Eighteenth Century / Timothy R. Buckner
6. The Nineteenth-Century Black Atlantic / Aribidesi A. Usman
7. Women in the Atlantic World / Ken Aslakson
8. The Black Atlantic: Theory, Method, and Practice / Douglas B. Chambers

Part 3. Independence and Abolition
9. Independence Movements in the New World / David Cahill
10. The Rise of Abolition / Maurice Jackson
11. African Independence Movements / Joel E. Tishken

Part 4. Globalization and Its Discontents
12. The Diasporic Dimensions of Caribbean Nationalism, 19001959 / E. G. Iweriebor and Amanda Warnock
13. The Cold War in the Atlantic World / Carol Anderson
14. Gender and Identity in the Twentieth-Century Atlantic World / Amanda Warnock
15. Reparation and Repair: Reform Movements in the Atlantic World / Maxim Matusevich

Bibliography
List of Contributors
Index

Editorial Reviews

"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." -International Journal of Maritime History, Vol. 21, no. 2