Course Description

General History

HIST 4511

Atlantic World

Fall 2016

This course introduces undergraduate students in all fields to the history of the Atlantic world from roughly the fifteenth through the nineteenth century. The course will explore questions of historical interpretation as well as method and theory. It is designed to challenge students’ assumptions about the traditional construction of the Atlantic world and undermine teleological and top-down narratives about nation states and empires.

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Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
Nau Hall - South Lawn
Charlottesville, VA 22904


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