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Abolition of Slavery

Michael Guasco.

in Atlantic History

P ublished online May 2010 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History. 7248 words.

The abolition of slavery in the Atlantic world occurred during the 19th century, but its origins are generally recognized to be the intellectual ferment of the 18th-century Enlightenment,...

Abolitionism and Africa

Bronwen Everill.

in Atlantic History

P ublished online February 2016 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History. 7552 words.

From the beginning of the organized abolition campaigns in the Atlantic world in the 1780s, antislavery campaigners were interested in Africa as both an idea and a place for action....

The Acadian Diaspora

Christopher Hodson.

in Atlantic History

P ublished online April 2011 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History. 5826 words.

Late in 1755, an army of British regulars and Massachusetts volunteers undertook what one officer described as a “disagreeable” duty: deporting the entire Acadian population of the province...

Africa and the Atlantic World

David Northrup.

in Atlantic History

P ublished online May 2010 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History. 7491 words.

Africa from Morocco to the Cape of Good Hope experienced new contacts with Europeans during the four centuries before 1850. Growing Atlantic exports and imports from the 1400s affected...

Africa and the Atlantic World

David Northrup.

in Atlantic History

P ublished online May 2010 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History. 7491 words.

Africa from Morocco to the Cape of Good Hope experienced new contacts with Europeans during the four centuries before 1850. Growing Atlantic exports and imports from the 1400s affected...

African American Religions

Stefania Capone.

in Atlantic History

P ublished online August 2011 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History. 15228 words.

Since its beginnings, the study of African American religions has combined anthropological and historical approaches, predating the idea of Atlantic history. African American religions were...

African Ports

Ty M. Reese.

in Atlantic History

P ublished online April 2011 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History. 8913 words.

Starting in the 15th century, West Africa’s orientation started to change from being inward looking, to the trans-Saharan caravan routes, where powerful and centralized states emerged near...

African Ports

Ty M. Reese.

in Atlantic History

P ublished online April 2011 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History. 8913 words.

Starting in the 15th century, West Africa’s orientation started to change from being inward looking, to the trans-Saharan caravan routes, where powerful and centralized states emerged near...

African Religion and Culture

David Northrup.

in Atlantic History

P ublished online May 2010 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History. 7035 words.

Africa has been home to a great variety of religious and other cultural practices and beliefs, including the many that developed within particular African societies and those that were...

African Retailers and Small Artisans in the Atlantic World

Stewart King.

in Atlantic History

P ublished online April 2018 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History. 8018 words.

Enslaved and free Africans played a crucial role in the economies of the Atlantic world throughout the era of the slave trade. As small merchants and artisans, producing and selling...

Alexander von Humboldt and Transatlantic Studies

Jobst Welge.

in Atlantic History

P ublished online March 2018 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History. 5741 words.

The Prussian aristocrat Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt (b. 1769–d. 1859) was one of the most influential and prolific travel writers, naturalists, and scientific...

The American Revolution

Trevor Burnard.

in Atlantic History

P ublished online May 2010 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History. 9490 words.

As a transformative event in American, world, and Atlantic history, the American Revolution has always attracted great interest. One of the results is an enormous literature, meaning that...

The American West

Tangi Villerbu.

in Atlantic History

P ublished online July 2018 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History. 13231 words.

Making a bibliography on the American West is nearly an impossible task, for a number of reasons. First, what is the West? Is it a space or an era? The West of popular imagination is a...

Arsenals

David Plouviez.

in Atlantic History

P ublished online November 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History. 7067 words.

Dockyards were major instruments of the reach of European states’ navies over all the seas and oceans of the world. These national institutions, usually ports, were designed for building,...

Atlantic Biographies

Mark Meuwese.

in Atlantic History

P ublished online August 2018 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History. 10571 words.

A vast number of biographical studies on Atlantic world history are available, making it impossible to give a comprehensive overview of all those on the individuals who shaped, and whose...

Atlantic Creoles

Jane Landers.

in Atlantic History

P ublished online October 2011 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History. 5230 words.

Historians of the Atlantic world are indebted to Ira Berlin for the concept of “Atlantic Creoles,” a phrase Berlin first used in a seminal article in the William and Mary Quarterly, and...

Atlantic History

Edited by Trevor Burnard.

P ublished online May 2010 .

Research Guide. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History.

Made up of a rapidly expanding range of articles written by distinguished international scholars, this dynamic, continuously updated online resource offers exclusive authoritative research...

Atlantic History and Hemispheric History

Eric Hinderaker and Rebecca Horn.

in Atlantic History

P ublished online September 2018 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History. 11547 words.

Atlantic history and hemispheric history overlap yet remain distinct. Atlantic history concerns the profound and enduring connections formed after 1492 between the world regions that border...

Atlantic Migration

Leslie Choquette.

in Atlantic History

P ublished online May 2011 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History. 8762 words.

Between the 16th and 19th centuries, an estimated three million Europeans and twelve million Africans crossed the Atlantic, voluntarily or by force, to colonize the Americas. The...

The Atlantic Ocean and India

Philip Stern.

in Atlantic History

P ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History. 15790 words.

Growing interest in world, global, and what Subrahmanyam 2007 (cited under Portuguese) calls “connected histories” have increasingly led historians to query the permeable and imprecise...