Jews and the Atlantic World: Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries Review Essay Department of History and Political Science Purdue University Calumet Atlantic History: Concept and Contours, by Bernard Bailyn. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2005. The Atlantic World: Europeans, Africans, Indians, and Their Shared History, 14001900, by Thomas Benjamin. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Lost Tribes and Promised Lands: The Origins of American Racism, by Ronald Sanders. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1978. Atlantic Diaspora: Jews, Conversos, and Crypto-Jews in the Age of Mercantilism, 15001800, edited by Richard L. Kagen and Philip D. Morgan. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009. Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean: How a Generation of Swashbuckling Jews Carved Out an Empire in the New World in their Quest for Treasure, Religious Freedom, and Revenge, by Edward Kritzler. New York: Doubleday, 2008. Historians writing about the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries have, increasingly in recent years, focused less on national than on Atlantic history. This perspective has been conveyed through the words of Bernard Bailyn, whose volume, Atlantic History: Concept and Contours, offers an explanation of the growing historiographical importance of the Atlantic perspective: The emergence of this interest in Atlantic history, as more than a geographical
Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies – Purdue University Press
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