Atlantic Biographies: Individuals and Peoples in the by Jeffrey A Fortin, Mark Meuwese

By Jeffrey A Fortin, Mark Meuwese

This quantity makes use of a biography-as-history method of light up the interconnectedness of the peoples of the Americas, West Africa, and Europe. members spotlight participants' and people's studies made attainable by way of their participation within the construction of an Atlantic global, the place clash, cooperation, neccessity and invention ended in new societies and cultures. Composed of chapters that span a vast chronological, topical and thematic variety, "Atlantic Biographies" highlights the distinctiveness of the Atlantic as a social, political, monetary, and cultural theater certain jointly to demonstrate what the Atlantic intended to these matters of every bankruptcy. it is a e-book approximately humans, their resilience, and their unravel to carve a distinct segment or have a broader influence within the ever-changing international round them.

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Even though Richard Slotkin, Michael Zuckermann, John D’Emilio and Estelle B. Freedman offer slightly more positive depictions, they dismiss Morton as an Old English merry-making Cavalier or hedonist. Alden Vaughan and J. ’ Richard Slotkin, Regeneration Through Violence: Mythology of the American Frontier 1600–1860 (Middletown, CT: University of Oklahoma Press, 1973), 58–62; Michael Zuckerman, ‘Pilgrims in the Wilderness: Community, Modernity, and the Maypole at Merry Mount,’ New England Quarterly, (Vol.

30 Few seventeenth century Europeans experienced as much of the Atlantic World as Pierre Biard. His adventures were set in motion thanks to the tensions between the priests and the colony’s secular founders, Jean de Biencourt de Poutrincourt et de Saint-Just and Charles de Biencourt de Saint-Just. Known respectively as “Poutrincourt” and “Biencourt,” these two men were most keenly interested in creating a profitable colony, with significant proceeds going to their own family and raising its prestige in French society.

54 JR 3: 265. 55 Ibid. 24 laura m. chmielewski and his company arrived, English captain George Weymouth had already been there, threatening the local population and kidnapping several Indians back to England. In 1607, the Englishman Sir John Popham attemp­ ted to create a permanent settlement on Monhegan Island (also near Maine). But Popham’s choice was ill-informed, illustrating a chronic problem with Atlantic explorations and the dissemination of knowledge, and they failed to anticipate the range of climate and length of winter.

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