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.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 276
Weight: 181 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
'A welcome new edition to a fascinating collection that makes an important contribution to the fields of migration studies at the Atlantic world. This collection will prove useful for students and researchers alike in helping to explain the huge changes that occurred as a result of Atlantic migration enslaved, forced and free.'
Esme Cleall, The University of Sheffield, UK
'This book is an exceptional entree to the latest scholarship of the interconnected peoples, places, and ideas of early modernity. Comprised of eleven essays written by experts in the field, the book provides a comprehensive history of the Atlantic from exploration to abolition through detailed examinations of cities, migrants, culture, and revolution. Both students new to the field and accomplished scholars will find The Atlantic World captivating and worthy of careful reflection.'
John McCurdy, Eastern Michigan University, USA