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Soundings in Atlantic History

Latent Structures and Intellectual Currents, 1500–1830

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$37.00 • £29.95 • €33.50

ISBN 9780674061774

Publication Date: 09/30/2011

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640 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

30 halftones, 9 maps, 5 graphs, 5 tables


  • List of Illustrations
  • Introduction: Reflections on Some Major Themes [Bernard Bailyn]
  • 1. Ecology, Seasonality, and the Transatlantic Slave Trade [Stephen D. Behrendt]
  • 2. Kongo and Dahomey, 1660–1815: African Political Leadership in the Era of the Slave Trade and Its Impact on the Formation of African Identity in Brazil [Linda M. Heywood and John K. Thornton]
  • 3. The Triumphs of Mercury: Connection and Controlin the Emerging Atlantic Economy [David J. Hancock]
  • 4. Inter-Imperial Smuggling in the Americas, 1600–1800 [Willem Klooster]
  • 5. Procurators and the Making of the Jesuits’ Atlantic Network [J. Gabriel Martínez-Serna]
  • 6. Dissenting Religious Communication Networks and European Migration, 1660–1710 [Rosalind J. Beiler]
  • 7. Typology in the Atlantic World: Early Modern Readings of Colonization [Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra]
  • 8. A Courier between Empires: Hipólito da Costa and the Atlantic World [Neil Safier]
  • 9. Scientific Exchange in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World [Londa Schiebinger]
  • 10. Theopolis Americana: The City-State of Boston, the Republic of Letters, and the Protestant International, 1689–1739 [Mark A. Peterson]
  • 11. The Río de la Plata and Anglo-American Political and Social Models 1810–1827 [Beatriz Dávilo]
  • 12. The Atlantic Worlds of David Hume [Emma Rothschild]
  • Notes
  • List of Contributors
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • Bernard Bailyn Is a 2010 National Humanities Medal Winner
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