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The British Atlantic World 1500-1800

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"The British Atlantic World, 1500-1800" gathers an international team of historians to present the first comprehensive account of the central themes in the histories of Britain, British America, and the British Caribbean seen in Atlantic perspective: the state, empire, migration, the economy, religion, race, class, gender, politics, and slavery. Together, the essays will b ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published November 9th 2002 by Palgrave MacMillan
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Cal Murgu
Good collection of essays which tries to (re)frame historiographical approaches to early and modern Britain. The discussions on "Greater Britain" as a category of analysis, and cis- and trans-Atlanticism were very well received.
One of the most succinct (re)interpretations of Atlantic theory available. Though it is lamentable that the concept of cis-Atlanticism is used as a catch all for all other forms of Atlantic activity that fall without the confines of circum and trans-Atlanticism.
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