HIST 4010 The Atlantic World

This course explores the forces that pushed Europeans into Africa and the Americas from 1400 to 1800. It also examines the wide variety of societies that developed once Africans, Europeans, and Native Americans encountered each other around the Atlantic Ocean. Special attention is given to the role of indigenous peoples in North and South America, the rise and fall of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade, the influence of Africa in the Americas, and the differing economic, political, and social approaches to colonization by the various European powers. 



Lecture Hours

3 hours