journal of world history, december 2006 Contents will find valuable historical perspectives on how our knowledge categories, embodied in the concepts of civilization and culture, may foster or hinder scholarly analysis of globalization processes, and on why this scholarly topic matters for the turbulent international politics of the last two hundred years. cemil aydin University of North Carolina at Charlotte Africa and the Americas: Interconnections during the Slave Trade. Edited by josé c. curto and renée soulodre-la france. Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press, 2005. 338 pp. $99.95 (cloth); $29.95 (paper). The "discovery" and subsequent conquest of America was a multifaceted and complex process; untangling its intricacies and ramifications is the goal of an exciting field of history known as Atlantic history. The implicit assumption underlying this scholarship is that the conquest of America was not only a European invasion, but an African one as well. The African slaves the colonizing powers brought with them to the New World transformed the American and African societies in several ways. These transformations are proof that the Atlantic world is not just a mere abstraction invented by scholars but rather a tangible construct that allows us to explore the political, economic, social,
Journal of World History – University of Hawai'I Press
Published: Oct 30, 2006
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