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The Atlantic world : Europeans, Africans, Indians and their shared history, 1400-1900

Author: Thomas Benjamin
Publisher: Cambridge, England ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
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"The Atlantic World spans four centuries with significant historical periods and transitions between 1400 and 1900; tells the story of the different peoples, societies, and cultures that used the Atlantic and addresses the relationships, connections, and exchanges, which crisscrossed the Atlantic Ocean. Over this period, the Atlantic became a potential source of contacts, communications, networks, alliances and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Benjamin
ISBN: 9780521850995 0521850991 9780521616492 0521616492
OCLC Number: 233543882
Awards: Winner of Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2009.
Description: xxx, 721 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm.
Contents: Antecedents: the Americas, Africa and Europe in the fifteenth century --
Commencement: the European opening of the Atlantic ocean --
Conquests: forging the Iberian empires in Africa and the Americas --
Realms: the overseas empires of Spain and Portugal --
Incursions: French, English and Dutch invasions of the Iberian Atlantic --
Engagement: the entangled worlds of Indians and Europeans --
Uprooted: West Africa, the Americas, and the Atlantic slave trade --
Bondage: the Atlantic plantation complex and the cultures of slaves --
Partners: women and men in the making of the Atlantic world --
Rivals: Britain and France in the long eighteenth century --
Liberty: the Atlantic world in the age of revolution --
Equality: the Atlantic world in the age of revolution --
Freedom: the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade and new world slavery.
Other Titles: Europeans, Africans, Indians and their shared history, 1400-1900
Responsibility: Thomas Benjamin.

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