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AHIS 200 The Atlantic World, 1450-1850

3 s.h.

Throughout the semester we will explore the rise of the Atlantic World, with our chronological focus being the Age of Exploration through the Age of Sail, ca. 1450-1850. We will examine the process through which the histories of Africa, Europe, North America, and South America collided, resulting in bloodshed and conflict but also in the creation of a large interconnected community of diverse peoples and cultures. Our readings, lectures and discussion will reflect a transnational approach to the study of history, moving beyond traditional national narratives in an effort to reveal the ways in which intercultural contact shaped ideas about race, ethnicity and gender, and how new communities and societies were formed through imperial rivalries, economic exchange, and various acts of accommodation, resistance, and rebellion. (LA)

Prerequisite: SoS.

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