The Atlantic Ocean and Hemispheric Histories
Seglie, AnaMaria; Sager, Robin
This course includes a variety of modules concerning the Atlantic World and Atlantic economies. It allows students to study how the networks of the Atlantic intersected and overlapped with those of the Western Hemisphere. Topics include colonial economies, agriculture, slavery, gender, and anti-slavery print culture. This course also covers majors themes that apply to AP history and literature classes such as American diversity, American identity, culture, economic transformations, and slavery and its legacy. Teachers could include this course or individual modules within sections on transatlantic encounters and colonial beginnings, colonial North America, the early republic, and the American Civil War. Literary teachers could explore this course for its references to the literary texts representative of these historical time frames and themes.
CONTENTS: Chapter 1 Sir William Berkeley and Virginia's Colonial Economy -- Chapter 2 Sugar Culture in the Hemispheric Americas -- Chapter 3 Transported Labor, Indentured Servitude, and Slavery in the Americas: A Comparative Approach -- Chapter 4 An "Atlantic Creole" Case Study: Olaudah Equiano -- Chapter 5 Gender and Anti-Slavery in the Atlantic World -- Chapter 6 Personal Narratives and Transatlantic Contexts during the U.S.-Mexican War -- Index of Keywords and Terms