Currents in Transatlantic History: Encounters, Commodities, Identities

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Steven G. Reinhardt
Texas A&M University Press, Jun 7, 2017 - History - 216 pages
Transatlantic historians are dedicated to analyzing the dynamic process of encounter, interchange, and creolization that was initiated when peoples on different sides of the Atlantic Basin first made contact and continues until the twenty-first century.

The forty-ninth annual Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lecture Series —“Currents in Transatlantic Thought”—was organized to commemorate the fifteenth anniversary of the University of Texas at Arlington’s doctoral program in transatlantic history. Six alumni of the program were invited to return and present their ongoing research in this new approach to history that focuses on the complex process of interchange and adaptation that began when Africans, Amerindians, and Europeans first came into contact. The essays stemming from those lectures cover a variety of topics grouped around three unifying themes—encounters, commodities, and identities—that illustrate the potentiality of transatlantic history.
 
 

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Contents

The Rebels of the Amistad 1839 by Marcus Rediker
1
I Encounters
21
A SeventeenthCentury Captivity Saga by Benjamin Mark Allen
23
The Cameroon Diaspora in the United States by Emmanuel M Mbah
43
II Commodities
75
William Adam and NineteenthCentury Transatlantic Reform by Julie L Holcomb
77
Dallas Lancashire and the Cotton Trade by Tom Aiello
99
III Identities
127
6 Working for Leisure British HunterWriters in the American West 18651914 by Gregory Kosc
129
A Liter of Vodka and a Pickle Instead The American West in Polish Cinema and Literature during the Cold War by Pawel Goral
157
About the Contributors
181
Index
183
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STEVEN G. REINHARDT, associate professor of history at the University of Texas at Arlington, is the author of Justice in the Sarladais, 1770–1790 and, more recently, of Violence and Honor in Prerevolutionary Périgord. He is also coeditor of four previous volumes in the Webb Memorial Lecture Series, including Transatlantic History.

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