History 381 (Hi 68) Atlantic World

Description of the Course: The fifteenth-century voyages of exploration created a new Atlantic World, linking four continents (Europe, Africa, North America, and South America) together and bringing three races into contact with one another where previously there had been little or no communication. The Atlantic Ocean served as a corridor for the fundamental exchange of ideas, peoples, crops, and technology between the four continents bordering it. This course explores the meaning and nature of the Atlantic World from roughly 1492 to 1825. Topics will include the destruction and reconfiguration of indigenous societies, slavery and the slave trade, labor migrations, the creation of an Atlantic economy, European expansion and conquest, and the different indigenous strategies of accommodation, resistance, and rebellion.

Class Meeting Time: Wednesdays, 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

This course is taught by: Professor Sean Perrone

Click here to see the syllabus for the last time Professor Perrone taught this course. Please note that the syllabus may change substantially.

Saint Anselm College, a Benedictine, Catholic, Liberal Arts College
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