Atlantic American Societies: From Columbus through Abolition, 1492-1888


Within a chronological framework of implantation, maturity and transition, this volume traces the history of European expansion in the Americas. Treating the Atlantic world as a unit, it emphasizes the links between Africa, Europe and the Americas, outlining the processes of transatlantic intercultural integration that began after Columbus' voyages. Atlantic American Societies collects some of the best recent scholarship and combines a variety of approaches from epidemiological to labour history and ethno history to explore the interdependence and interaction of West European, West African and Amerindian peoples and culture.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1992


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