01:30 PM to 02:45 PM MW
East Building 122
Section Information for Fall 2019
Beginning in the fifteenth century, an era of aggressive European commercial and military expansion brought Europe, Africa, and the Americas into contact in unprecedented ways. The resulting exchanges of goods, people, microbes, plants, animals, practices, institutions, and ideas created a “new world” for everyone involved. This class will explore the dimensions of this new Atlantic World, from how it reshaped global power relations to how it impacted individual lives and experiences. We will mostly focus on stories and areas beyond the North American mainland, including the Caribbean, West Africa, and Western Europe, and we will pay special attention to the people and processes that tied these regions together in the early modern era.
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