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Paul M. Pressly

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2016-01-21

GeorgiaIntroductionScholarly interest in comparative and interdisciplinary approaches to studying the past has produced a deep and rich understanding ...

British Atlantic World

Trevor Burnard

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

British Atlantic World Introduction The English were latecomers into the Atlantic, with permanent settlement not beginning in earnest until th...


Frederick H. Smith

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Rum Introduction Rum is the alcoholic beverage produced by distilling fermented sugarcane juice and the waste products of sugar making. It was...


Carla Gardina Pestana

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Religion Introduction Religion shaped the early modern Atlantic world in many ways. Although Iberian expansion began before the Protestant ...

Slavery, Atlantic

Matt Childs

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Atlantic Slavery Introduction If historians were forced to name the one institution or historical phenomenon that most decisively fostered ...


David Ryden

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Manumission Introduction Along the western rim of the Atlantic basin, slavery’s growth was primarily in response to economic imperatives. The ...


Liam Riordan

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Loyalism Introduction Loyalism as explored here refers to the ideologies, experiences, actions, and legacies of those who opposed the American ...

Migrations and Diasporas

Susanne Lachenicht

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2011-08-26

Migrations and Diasporas Introduction Between 1492 and 1866 millions of people crossed the Atlantic—from Africa’s west coast (from 1500 to 1866,...

Diaspora, The Acadian

Christopher Hodson

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2011-04-14

The Acadian Diaspora Introduction Late in 1755, an army of British regulars and Massachusetts volunteers undertook what one officer described a...

Atlantic Creoles

Jane Landers

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Atlantic Creoles Introduction Historians of the Atlantic world are indebted to Ira Berlin for the concept of “Atlantic Creoles,” a phrase Berli...


Max Edling

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2011-08-26

Constitutions Introduction The age of Atlantic revolutions was also an age of constitution making. From Chile to Russia, from Norway to Malta, ...

Native American Histories in North America

Susan Sleeper-Smith

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2013-01-28

Native American Histories in North America Introduction The involvement of Indian activists in the public protests of the 1960s and 1970s offe...

Economy of British America, The

Cathy D. Matson

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

The Economy of British America Introduction From its earliest settlement in the early 1600s by small groups of British individuals to the conc...

Sex and Sexuality

Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Sex and Sexuality Introduction Encounters around the Atlantic world often involved sex, a fact that fascinated and troubled people at the tim...

Slave Trade, The Atlantic

David Northrup

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

The Atlantic Slave Trade Introduction The slave trade was one of the earliest and the most capital-intensive forms of Atlantic interaction....

Jefferson, Thomas

Maurizio Valsania

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Thomas Jefferson Introduction Third president of the United States (1801–1809), coauthor of the Declaration of Independence, governor of Virgi...


Kris Lane

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

Miners Introduction Humans mined and refined gold, silver, copper, tin, and other minerals long before Columbus first crossed the Atlantic in ...


John Smolenski

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2012-12-19

Quakers Introduction The Society of Friends, colloquially known as the Quakers, played a major role in shaping the religious culture of the At...


Roderick McDonald

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Creolization Introduction Few areas of historical scholarship have undergone such dramatic expansion, in so short a space of time, as the stu...

Empire and State Formation

Catherine Desbarats

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2012-12-19

Empire and State Formation Introduction Historical writing on empire and state formation is undergoing a kind of global renaissance for a host...

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