By Jack D. Greene, Philip D. Morgan
Atlantic historical past, with its emphasis on inter-regional advancements that go beyond nationwide borders, has risen to prominence as a fruitful standpoint wherein to check the interconnections between Europe, North the US, Latin the USA, and Africa. those unique essays current a complete and incisive examine how Atlantic heritage has been interpreted throughout time and during numerous lenses from the 15th in the course of the early 19th century. Editors Jack P. Greene and Philip D. Morgan have assembled a stellar solid of 13 foreign students to debate key components of Atlantic historical past, together with the British, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, French, African, and indigenous worlds, in addition to the circulation of principles, peoples, and items. different participants investigate modern understandings of the sea and current choices to the concept that itself, juxtaposing Atlantic heritage with international, hemispheric, and Continental heritage.
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Extra resources for Atlantic History: A Critical Appraisal (Reinterpreting History)
Some historians have embraced the Atlantic approach as an instrument for breaking down the national boundaries that tended to contain traditional imperial history approaches, but, notwithstanding all the boundary-crossing identiﬁed by such historians, the fact remains that contemporaries tended to think of what we now call the Atlantic world as a series of national and competitive spheres of activity in which the language of authority, the system of law, and modes of governance, land occupation, and even religious orientation followed distinctly national lines.
2. Frank Tannenbaum, Slave and Citizen: The Negro in the Americas (New York: Knopf, 1947); Philip D. Curtin, The Atlantic Slave Trade: A Census (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1969); Ian K. Steele, The English Atlantic, 1675–1740: An Exploration of Communications and Community (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1986); D. W. Meinig, The Shaping of America: A Geographical Perspective on 500 Years of History, vol. 1: Atlantic America 1492–1800 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986).
NOTES 1. John Elliott, “Afterword. Atlantic History: A Circumnavigation,” in David Armitage and Michael J. , The British Atlantic World, 1500–1800 (New York: Palgrave, 2002), pp. 233–249, esp. 239. 2. Frank Tannenbaum, Slave and Citizen: The Negro in the Americas (New York: Knopf, 1947); Philip D. Curtin, The Atlantic Slave Trade: A Census (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1969); Ian K. Steele, The English Atlantic, 1675–1740: An Exploration of Communications and Community (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1986); D.