The Atlantic World

History 280E/285E.001

Spring 2014
Section: 
.001
Instructor: 
Location: 
2231 DWINELLE
Day & Time: 
W 4-6p
Units: 
4

This seminar offers a selective introduction to recent literature on the history of the Atlantic world, c. 1400-1888.  We will explore the linked histories between and among the various “Atlantic worlds” scholars have identified operating in this vast region, ranging from Europe and West Africa to North and South America and the Caribbean.  Topics include empires and states; war, trade, and slavery; maritime history; capitalism and Atlantic economies; environmental history; migration, identity, and diaspora; cultural encounter and religion; the interrelated histories of gender, sexuality, and race; and revolt, rebellion, and revolution.  

Notes: 
  • CCN for 280E.001 39870
  • CCN for 285U.001 39959