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History 496 - Atlantic World 1400-1888: Recommended Reading

The concept of the Atlantic world arose to describe the interactions of the peoples of the Americas, Europe, and Africa through exploration, colonialism, imperialism and independence and and their adjustments in new homelands, market systems and more.

Recommended Readings

These sources are useful for: 

  • choosing a topic
  • locating background information
  • identifying good search terms 
  • identifying additional and primary resources

The Historical encyclopedia of world slavery / Junius P. Rodriguez, general editor
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, 1997

Atlas of the transatlantic slave trade / David Eltis and David Richardson ; foreword by David Brion Davis ; afterword by David W. Blight
New Haven : Yale University Press, c2010

A historical guide to world slavery / edited by Seymour Drescher and Stanley L. Engerman
New York : Oxford University Press, 1998

Africa and Africans in the making of the Atlantic world, 1400-1680 / John Thornton
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993, c1992

Inhuman bondage : the rise and fall of slavery in the New World / David Brion Davis
Oxford, England ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006

The history of Latin America : collision of cultures / Marshall C. Eakin
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007

Prince Henry "the Navigator" : a life / Peter Russell
New Haven : Yale University Press, c2000

The slave trade : the story of the Atlantic slave trade, 1440-1870 / Hugh Thomas
New York : Simon & Schuster, c1997

Go-Betweens and the Colonization of Brazil: 1500-1600 / Alida C. Metcalf
Austin : University of Texas Press Jan. 2006

Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies / Jared Diamond
New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 1997.

The Columbian exchange; biological and cultural consequences of 1492 / Alfred W. Crosby, Jr. Foreword by Otto von Mering
Westport, Conn., Greenwood Pub. Co. 1972.

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