The Atlantic in Global History, 1500-2000

The Atlantic in Global History, 1500-2000

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This reader, composed of original essays by leading authors, expands the category of the Atlantic chronologically, spatially, and methodologically. It firmly places the Atlantic within global history and the coverage expands into the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The essays present events that formed the nations and cultures of the Atlantic region and show their global roots and how they intertwine with non-Atlantic communities of the world.The professional practice of history grew up with the making of modern nation- states. ... Again and again, we see that if one is willing to cross inherited historiographical boundaries, onea#39;s topic often extends beyond them. ... The resulting history is not a global history; it remains local, regional, thematic, or even national. ... other history a€” a point made long ago in 1 89 1 by Frederick Jackson Turner in his essay aquot;The Significance of History, aquot; which preceded his famous frontier essay.

Title:The Atlantic in Global History, 1500-2000
Author:Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra, Erik R. Seeman
Publisher:Prentice Hall - 2007


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