The Atlantic World

History 280/285U.002

Spring 2014
Section: 
.002
Instructor: 
Location: 
2231 DWINELLE
Day & Time: 
W 4-6p
Units: 
4
  • CCN for 280U.002: 39870
  • CCN for 285U.002: 39959
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: 

Formerly listed as 280/285E