HTY 240: Creation of the Atlantic World, 1450-1888

Instructor: Professor Liam Riordan

Days/Time: MWF 1:10-2:00 p.m.

Course Number: 46965

121214_112002_0Description: This mid-level course uses a comparative transnational perspective to understand the formation of an integrated early modern world in the region connected by the Atlantic Ocean.  Selected topics given close attention include the Spanish conquest of the Mexica/Aztec Empire, Native American responses to the invasion of their homelands, religion as a key site of conflict and accommodation among varied cultural groups, the slave trade and the rise of modern plantation slavery, environmental exchanges across the Atlantic, the Age of Democratic Revolutions with an emphasis on Haiti, and the dismantling of slavery in the western hemisphere by 1888.  This course meets the non-US/non-European requirement for History majors.

General Education Requirements: Satisfies the Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives and Social Context and Institutions requirements.