HTY 240 (0001): Creation of the Atlantic World, 1450-1888

Instructor: Professor Liam Riordan

Course Number: 26147

Days and Time: TuTh 11:00am-12:15pm

Location: Stevens Hall 375

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: This course satisfies the Cultural Diversity & International Perspectives and the Social Contexts & Institution requirements.