Middlebury

HIST 0105

The Atlantic World, 1492-1900

Themes in the Atlantic World, 1492-1900
Linking the Americas with Europe and Africa, the Atlantic has been a major conduit for the movement of peoples, ideas, technology, foods, and customs. This course will explore four themes from the rise of European imperialism and African Slavery to the dawn of national consciousness and minority rights across the Americas. We will study four major themes: (1). Comparative European Colonization and the First Peoples; 2) Comparative Slavery and the Black Experience (3) Decolonization, National Consciousness, and Ideas of Freedom; and (4) Pseudoscience, Migrations and Creolization. We will draw on primary and secondary sources from the Anglophone, Francophone, Lusophone, and Hispanophone worlds to give us a broad comparative perspective. Pre-1800. 2hr/disc. with periodic film screenings.
Subject:
History
Department:
History
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP HIS SOC
Equivalent Courses:

Sections in Fall 2010, School Abroad Japan (Tokyo)

Fall 2010

HIST0105A-F10 Lecture (Monod)
HIST0105X-F10 Discussion (Monod)
HIST0105Y-F10 Discussion (Monod)
HIST0105Z-F10 Discussion (Monod)