Atlantic Lives A Comparative Approach to Early America

ISBN-10: 0321077105
ISBN-13: 9780321077103
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $117.20
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/4/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.40" wide x 9.00" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Offers a comparative context with primary sources presenting America's history from the European arrival to the nineteenth century. Selections come from a wide variety of non-traditional sources, including travel narratives from West Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Instructors of courses that cover Colonial American or American history in the eras: 1450-1750, 1500-1800, 1400-1800 that would like to use a comparative context, primary source text.

Preface
Introduction: What Is Atlantic History?
Into the Atlantic Crucible
An Early Portuguese Encounter with West Africans
First Impressions in South America
An Indian Perspective on the Europeans' Arrival in North America
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
The Columbian Exchange
An Elizabethan Scientist Admires Indian Agriculture
The Exchange of Furs and Microbes in New France
A Military Officer Contemplates Life in a Beaver Lodge
Discussion Questions
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Captivity and Conversion: Religion and the European-Indian Encounter
A French Missionary's Captivity Among the Mohawks
A Pennsylvania Woman's Adoption into an Indian Family
A Christian Indian Challenges His Colonial Mentor
Discussion Questions
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West Africa and the Atlantic Slave Trade
An African Experiences Enslavement
A European Describes a Slave-Trading Post
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
The Plantation Complex in the Caribbean
Servants, Slaves, and Masters in Barbados
A Description of African Maroon Communities
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
The Spanish and Portuguese in the Americas
Two Views of the Pueblo Revolt in New Mexico, 1680
A Description of Plantation Society in Portuguese Brazil
Discussion Questions
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The Dutch, French, and English in North America
A Dutch Traveler in New Netherland/New York, 1679-1680
A French Military Officer Describes the Indians of Canada, 1757
Benjamin Franklin Calculates the Population of British North America
Discussion Questions
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The Wooden World: Maritime Labor and Piracy
A Dutch Pirate in the Seventeenth-Century Caribbean
An African's Seafaring Odyssey in the Atlantic World
A Woman's Perception of Life on a Whaling Ship
Discussion Questions
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The Atlantic Highway: European Migrations
A German Warns His Countrymen About the Perils of Migration
A French Account of a Passage to Canada
Two Scottish Opinions on the Emigration Experience
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Constructing Gender in the Atlantic World
A French Nun Remarks on Native American Women
Moravian Women's Spiritual Autobiographies
A Scottish Woman's Impressions of Gender Relations in the British West Indies and North Carolina
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Enlightenment and Revolution
A French Expatriate Describes Colonial Society in British North America
A Transatlantic Revolutionary's Attack on Monarchy and Aristocracy
A Creole Revolutionary's Vision for the Future of Spanish America
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Out of the Atlantic Crucible
A German Traveler Describes the Race-Based Social Order of Mexico
A French Traveler Considers the Future of Race Relations in the United States of America
A Free Black's Incendiary Call for the Destruction of Slavery
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