As most people in Atlantic-era West Africa—as in contemporary Europe and the Americas—were farmers, fields and gardens were the primary terrain where they engaged the opportunities and challenges of nascent globalization. Agricultural changes and culinary cross-currents from the Gold Coast indicate that Africans engaged the Atlantic world not with passivity but as full partners with others on continents whose histories have enjoyed longer, and greater, scholarly attention. The most important ‘seeds of change’ are not to be found in the DNA of crops and critters carried across the seas but instead in the creativity and innovation of the people who engaged the challenges and opportunities of the Atlantic World.
Fusion Foodways of Africa's Gold Coast in the Atlantic Era
Edited by Douglas Catterall, Cameron University and Jodi Campbell Texas Christian University
Bringing together work by Atlantic world scholars on the cutting edge of their respective fields, Women in Port’s practical application of microhistorical approaches achieves a depth and breadth that helps reframe our understanding of women’s possibilities in the Atlantic world.
Daniel Hopkins, University of Missouri
The rich archival record of Denmark's nineteenth-century African colonial undertakings, and particularly the work of the natural historian and colonial administrator Peter Thonning of the Guinea Commission, opens fresh perspectives on the broader history and geography of European colonialism.
Mark Meuwese, University of Winnipeg
Based on Dutch archival records and primary and secondary sources in multiple languages, this study integrates indigenous peoples more fully in the Dutch Atlantic by examining Dutch-indigenous alliances in Brazil, the Gold Coast, West Central Africa, and New Netherland.
Filipa Ribeiro da Silva, University of Hull
By looking at Dutch and Portuguese systems of settlement and trade in Western Africa, this book sheds new light on the formation of Dutch and Portuguese imperial frames, forms of commercial organisation and their role on the seventeenth-century-Atlantic.
John J. TePaske and edited by Kendall W. Brown, Brigham Young University
Using tax and mintage records, this book provides a district-by-district annual accounting of the gold and silver officially produced and minted in colonial Latin America, placing that output within the context of the emerging early-modern world economy.
Edited by Christophe Belaubre, CNRS FRAMESPA UMR, Jordana Dym, Skidmore College, and John Savage, Lehigh University
This volume introduces recent scholarship on an understudied dimension of Napoleonic and Atlantic history, tracing familiar Napoleonic themes, such as miliary, legal and artistic policies to their influence in the Americas, and offering a coherent Atlantic framework that highlights connections ...
Lúcia Helena Costigan, Ohio State University
This book analyzes literary writings and inquisitorial testimonies produced by individuals of Jewish heritage who lived in the Iberian Atlantic during the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and the role they played in the expansion of the Iberian empires, despite frequent ...
Knowledge and Colonialism examines writings and drawings of eighteenth-century scientific travellers in South Africa against the background of administrative and commercial discourses. It is argued that these travellers benefited more from their relationship with the colonial order than the ...
Jonathan Schorsch, Columbia University
Drawing heavily on Inquisition sources, this book rereads race, religion and politics among three newly and incompletely Christianized groups in the seventeenth-century Iberian Atlantic world: Judeoconversos, Afroiberians and Amerindians.
Christopher Ebert, Brooklyn College, CUNY
This study of the wholesale trade in Brazilian sugar challenges previous imperial and mercantilist perspectives and presents the Atlantic economy in its earliest phases as an integrated, inter-imperial system not subject to monopolies and effective imperial regulation.
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