HTY 240 (0001): Creation Atlanic World 1450-1888

Instructor: Riordan, Liam

Days/Times: TTh 3:30-4:45pm

Location: Stevens 365

Course Number: 45282

Description: This entry-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.

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