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Title The Atlantic world : essays on slavery, migration, and imagination / edited by Wim Klooster and Alfred Padula
Edition Second edition
Published New York : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 275 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Life on the margins: Boston's anxieties of influence in the Atlantic World / Mark A. Peterson -- Lisbon as a strategic haven in the Atlantic world / Timothy Walker -- Adventurers across the Atlantic: English migration to the New World, 1580-1780 / Meaghan N. Duff -- Searching for prosperity: German migration to the British American colonies, 1680-1780 / Rosalind J. Beiler -- Identity and migration: the atlantic in comparative perspective / David Eltis -- Transatlantic transformations: the origins and identity of Africans in the Americas / Paul E. Lovejoy -- Whose centers and peripheries? Eighteenth-century intellectual history in Atlantic perspective / Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra -- The purpose of pirates, or assimilating new worlds in the Renaissance / Benjamin Schmidt -- Un-silencing the Haitian revolution and redefining the revolutionary era / Jeremy D. Popkin -- Anthony Benezet, James Ramsay, and the political economic attack on the British slave trade / David Beck Ryden
Summary The Atlantic World: Essays on Slavery, Migration, and Imagination brings together ten original essays that explore the many connections between the Old and New Worlds in the early modern period. Divided into five sets of paired essays, it examines the role of specific port cities in Atlantic history, aspects of European migration, the African dimension, and the ways in which the Atlantic world has been imagined. This second edition has been updated and expanded to contain two new chapters on revolutions and abolition, which discuss the ways in which two of the main pillars of the Atlantic world--empire and slavery--met their end. Both essays underscore the importance of the Caribbean in the profound transformation of the Atlantic world in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. This edition also includes a revised introduction that incorporates recent literature, providing students with references to the key historiographical debates, and pointers of where the field is moving to inspire their own research. Supported further by a range of maps and illustrations, The Atlantic World: Essays on Slavery, Migration, and Imagination is the ideal book for students of Atlantic History
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Africans -- Migrations -- History
Ethnicity -- America -- History
Europeans -- Migrations -- History
Slavery -- America -- History.
Africans -- Migrations.
Emigration and immigration.
Ethnic relations.
Europeans -- Migrations.
HISTORY / World.
Intellectual life.
America -- Emigration and immigration -- History
America -- Ethnic relations
America -- History -- To 1810.
America -- Intellectual life.
Europe -- Colonies -- America
Europe -- Emigration and immigration -- History
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Klooster, Wim, editor.
Padula, Alfred, editor.
ISBN 0429468423