2nd Edition

The Atlantic in Global History 1500-2000

Edited By Jorge Canizares-Esguerra, Erik R Seeman Copyright 2018
    312 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    312 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Atlantic in Global History is a collection of original essays by leading authors that both introduce the main themes of Atlantic history and expand the category of the Atlantic chronologically, spatially, and methodologically.

    Moving away from the nation-state focused model of Atlantic history, this book emphasizes the comparisons among national experiences of the Atlantic. Meanwhile, by extending beyond the early modern period and into the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, it presents the continued analytical value of the Atlantic paradigm. Each chapter explores the events that formed the nations and cultures of the Atlantic region and examines the Atlantic’s relationship with non-Atlantic communities.

    This second edition is updated with a new introduction, which includes a section dedicated to developments in the field since the publication of the previous edition, and a new guide for instructors, with suggestions for classroom use. The volume’s broad global and chronological coverage makes it an ideal book for students and lecturers of Atlantic History.

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    Notes on Contributors

    Foreword, by Thomas Bender

    Introduction to the second edition: The Atlantic Paradigm Matures

    Introduction to the first edition: Beyond the Line: Nations, Oceans, Hemispheres

    Strategies for Instructors

    Section I: Comparing Atlantics

    Allan Greer and Kenneth Mills, A Catholic Atlantic

    Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra, The Devil in the New World: A Transnational Perspective

    Erik R. Seeman, Jews in the Early Modern Atlantic: Crossing Boundaries, Keeping Faith

    Claudio Saunt, ‘Our Indians’: European Empires and the History of the Native American South

    Patricia Seed, Navigating the Mid-Atlantic; or, What Gil Eanes Achieved

    Section II: Beyond the Atlantic

    Felipe Fernández-Armesto, Empires in Their Global Context, c.1500 - c.1800

    Peter A. Coclanis, ReOrienting Atlantic History: The Global Dimensions of the ‘Western’ Rice Trade

    Pier M. Larson, African Diasporas and the Atlantic

    Claire S. Schen, Piracy in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean

    Reed Ueda, Pushing the Atlantic Envelope: Interoceanic Perspectives on Atlantic History

    Section III. The Evolving Atlantic

    José C. Moya, Modernization, Modernity, and the Trans/formation of the Atlantic World in the Nineteenth Century

    Christopher Schmidt-Nowara, Continuity and Crisis: Cuban Slavery, Spanish Colonialism, and the Atlantic World in the Nineteenth Century

    Jason Young, Black Identities in the Formation of the Atlantic World

    Patrick F. McDevitt, Ireland, Latin America, and an Atlantic Liberation Theology



    Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra is the Alice Drysdale Sheffield Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. His award-winning books include How to Write the History of the New World: Histories, Epistemologies, and Identities in the Eighteenth Century Atlantic World (2001), Puritan Conquistadors (2006), and Nature, Empire, and Nation: Explorations of the History of Science in the Iberian World (2007). He is the editor of Entangled Histories, Severed Archives: The British and Iberian Atlantics, 1500–1800 (2017). He has also coedited The Black Urban Atlantic in the Age of the Slave Trade (2013) and the Princeton Handbook to Atlantic History (2014).

    Erik R. Seeman, Professor of History at the University at Buffalo (SUNY), is a historian of religion in the early modern Atlantic world. Seeman is the author of Pious Persuasions: Laity and Clergy in Eighteenth-Century New England (1999), Death in the New World: Cross-Cultural Encounters, 1492–1800 (2010), and The Huron-Wendat Feast of the Dead: Indian-European Encounters in Early North America (2011). His current book project is "Speaking with the Dead in the English Atlantic World."

    'The articles included in this collection are richly informative, well researched, and shed light on diverse interpretations of the Atlantic World. I have used the first edition of The Atlantic in Global History, 1500-2000 with great success in university classrooms for a decade. The editors and contributors merit praise for sharing their profound insights.'

    Dale T. Graden, University of Idaho, UK