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HIST.3230: The World of the Atlantic

Week 6

Judith A. Carney, “ ‘With Grains in Her Hair’: Rice in Colonial Brazil,”
Slavery and Abolition 25, 1 (April 2004): 1-27.

Akinwumi Ogundiran, “Of Small Things Remembered: Beads, Cowries, and Cultural Translations of the Atlantic Experience in Yorubaland,” International Journal of African Historical Studies 35, 2/3 (2002), 427-457.


Duval and Duval, eds., Interpreting a Continent, pp. 51-83 (various documents)

Susan Schroeder, “Introduction: The Genre of Conquest Studies,” in Laura E. Matthew and Michel R. Oudijk, eds., Indian Conquistadors (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2007), pp. 5-27 

Week 7

Michel R. Oudijk and Matthew Restall, “Mesoamerican Conquistadors in the
Sixteenth Century,” in Matthew and Oudijk, eds., Indian Conquistadors, pp. 28-63. (in Blackboard)

Week 8

Marcy Norton, “Conquests of Chocolate,” OAH Magazine of History, April 2004, pp. 14-17

Duval and Duval, eds, Interpreting a Continent, pp. 87-114

Week 9

José Eisenberg, “António Vieira and the Justification of Indian Slavery,” Luso Brazilian Review 40, 1 (2003): 89-95.

Excerpts from Bartolomé De Las Casas, in Early Modern Catholicism: An Anthology of Primary Sources (NY: Oxford University Press, 2007), pp. 408-413

Margaret Ellen Newell, Brethren by Nature: New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2015), Introduction and pp. 17-42 (ch. 1).

Week 10

Wim Klooster, The Dutch Moment, pp. 1-32 (Introduction and ch. 1) and pp. 33-73, ch. 2.