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The Atlantic in world history

Author: Karen Ordahl Kupperman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: New Oxford world history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
As Europeans began to move into the Atlantic in the late fifteenth century, first encountering islands and then two continents across the sea, they initiated a process that revolutionized the lives of people everywhere. American foods enriched their diets. Furs, precious metals, dyes, and many other products underwrote new luxury trades, and tobacco became the first consumer craze as the price plummeted with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Ordahl Kupperman
ISBN: 9780199713738 0199713731 0195160746 9780195160741
OCLC Number: 808609733
Description: 1 online resource (x, 155 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Introduction: thinking Atlantically --
Atlantic memories --
Atlantic beginnings --
Atlantic people --
Commodities: foods, drugs, and dyes --
Eighteenth-century realities --
Epilogue: the Atlantic.
Series Title: New Oxford world history.
Responsibility: by Karen Ordahl Kupperman.


The Atlantic in World History tells the story of the emergence of an integrated Atlantic world after 1492 and the way lives in all four continents were transformed. Novel products, especially foods,  Read more...
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a worthy contribution to the considerable number of Atlantic history surveys. ... Kupperman skilfully uses the concept of modernity as the device by which to close the Atlantic story. * Allan Dwyer, Read more...

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