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Jamaica in the Atlantic World

James Robertson

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2018-04-26

Jamaica in the Atlantic World to 1838IntroductionJamaica’s engagement with the wider Atlantic world began with Columbus’s sailing past during his seco...

Jefferson, Thomas

Maurizio Valsania

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Thomas JeffersonIntroductionThird president of the United States (1801–1809), coauthor of the Declaration of Independence, governor of Virginia during...


Shona Johnston

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2012-12-19

Jesuits Introduction In 1540 St. Ignatius of Loyola received papal permission to found a new religious order to be known as the Society of Jes...

Jews and Blacks

Jonathan Schorsch

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2014-10-28

Jews and Blacks Introduction Relations between Jews and blacks holds inherent interest for scholars of the Atlantic world. Defining the terms ...

Labor Systems

Ty M. Reese

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2011-08-26

Labor Systems Introduction For the vast majority of peoples of the Atlantic world, their place within it was defined by their toil. The most s...

Land and Propert in the Atlantic World

Thomas J. Humphrey

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

Land and Property in the Atlantic WorldIntroductionLand and the struggles to own it characterized the history of Europeans’ interactions with each oth...

Language, State, and Empire

Paul Cohen

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2016-11-28

Language, State, and EmpireIntroductionThree distinct historical phenomena—language, state, and empire—each animated by powerful internal dynamics, mu...

Languages, Caribbean Creole

Silvia Kouwenberg

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Caribbean Creole Languages Introduction The intersection of the fields of Atlantic history and creole studies lies first and foremost in their...

Latin American Independence

Jane Landers

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2010-12-27

Latin American Independence Introduction The various independence movements in Latin America drew on Enlightenment philosophies about proper ...

Law and Slavery

Sally Hadden

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Law and Slavery Introduction Enslavement has existed in world history dating back to the earliest records we have, and its lengthy existence h...

Legal Culture

Marie Houllemare

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

Legal CultureIntroductionLegal culture is a concept first used by US legal historians in the mid-1980s. It appeared under the influence of the Critica...

Leisure in the British Atlantic World

Natalie Zacek

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2020-10-28

Leisure in the British Atlantic WorldIntroductionPlay and recreation are sometimes considered to be less significant elements of culture in general an...

Letters and Letter Writing

Sarah M. S. Pearsall

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2012-12-19

Letters and Letter Writing Introduction The early modern period was a great golden age of letters and letter writing in many parts of the Atla...


Jesús A. Cosamalón Aguilar

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Lima Introduction The current city of Lima, capital of the Republic of Peru, is located at latitude 12° 03′ S and longitude 77° 03′ W and is c...

Literature and Culture

Elizabeth Maddock Dillon

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Literature and Culture Introduction Atlantic literary studies is a young field that is in the midst of rapid change and expansion. The field de...

Literature of the British Caribbean

Tim Watson

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2013-01-28

Literature of the British Caribbean Introduction Until recently, Caribbean literature in English before 1850 has received relatively little at...

Literature, Slavery and Colonization

Madeleine Dobie

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Literature, Slavery, and Colonization Introduction The conquest and colonization of the Americas and the enslavement of Amerindians and Africa...

Louverture, Toussaint

Philippe R. Girard

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Toussaint LouvertureIntroductionToussaint Louverture (b. c. 1743–d. 1803), also known as Toussaint Bréda and Toussaint L’Ouverture, was a slave, plant...


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 ...


Wolfgang Splitter

Subject: Atlantic History »

Date Added: 2013-01-28

Lutherans Introduction Lutheranism came to North America when a shipload of Dutch Reformed, together with a few scattered German and Scandinav...

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