The Atlantic World

History 280E

Spring 2018
Section: 
1
Instructor: 
Location: 
2231 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
W 12-2
Class Number: 
25027
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 to 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.