The Early Modern Americas

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  1. The Age of Intoxication
    From the sickly sweet tobacco that helped finance the Atlantic slave trade to the inebriating cannabis that East Indies merchants sold in coffeehouses, drugs have been entangled with science and commodification for five centuries.... Learn More
    Published: 20th December 2019
    Hardback | £28.99
  2. Translating Nature
    Translating Nature recasts the era of early modern science as an age of translation across linguistic, cultural, and geographical boundaries. Contributors highlight the vital roles that Native Americans, Africans, and European... Learn More
    Published: 10th May 2019
    Hardback | £47.00
  3. African Kings and Black Slaves
    Through an examination of early modern African-European encounters, African Kings and Black Slaves offers a reappraisal of the dominant depiction of these exchanges as simple economic transactions: rather, according to Herman... Learn More
    Published: 9th November 2018
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  4. Undercurrents of Power
    Kevin Dawson considers how enslaved Africans carried aquatic skills—swimming, diving, boat making, even surfing—to the Americas. Undercurrents of Power not only chronicles the experiences of enslaved maritime workers,... Learn More
    Published: 20th March 2018
    Hardback | £39.00
  5. Nature and Culture in the Early Modern Atlantic
    Nature and Culture in the Early Modern Atlantic reveals how Europeans and Native Americans devised ways to understand the environment. Drawing on paintings, oral history, early printed books, and other cultural artifacts, Peter... Learn More
    Published: 6th December 2017
    Hardback | £26.99
  6. The Black Urban Atlantic in the Age of the Slave Trade
    In The Black Urban Atlantic, eleven original essays by leading scholars from the United States, Europe, and Latin America chronicle the black experience in Atlantic ports, providing a rich and diverse portrait of the ways in which... Learn More
    Published: 15th December 2016
    Paperback | £21.99
  7. Slaves and Englishmen
    Michael Guasco traces the broad spectrum of ways slavery shaped the way Englishmen and Anglo-Americans thought about and interacted with the world even before the rise of plantation-based economies.... Learn More
    Published: 13th December 2016
    Paperback | £23.99
  8. Daughters of the Trade
    Examining five generations of marriages between African women and European men in a Gold Coast slave trading port, Daughters of the Trade uncovers the vital role interracial relationships played in the production of racial discourse... Learn More
    Published: 7th December 2016
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  9. Amsterdam's Atlantic
    Amsterdam's Atlantic puts Dutch Brazil back on the front pages and argues that the way the Amsterdam media constructed Atlantic events was a key element in the transformation of public opinion in Europe.... Learn More
    Published: 17th November 2016
    Hardback | £41.00
  10. Intimate Bonds
    Following the stories of families who built their lives and fortunes across the Atlantic Ocean, Intimate Bonds shows how households anchored the French empire and shaped the meanings of race, slavery, and gender in the early modern... Learn More
    Published: 31st August 2016
    Hardback | £41.00
  11. The Plantation Machine
    Jamaica and Saint-Domingue were especially brutal but conspicuously successful eighteenth-century slave societies and imperial colonies. Trevor Burnard and John Garrigus trace how the plantation machine developed between 1748... Learn More
    Published: 21st June 2016
    Hardback | £36.00
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  12. Forbidden Passages
    Forbidden Passages is the first book to document and evaluate the impact of Moriscos—Christian converts from Islam—in the early modern Americas, and how their presence challenged notions of what it meant to be Spanish... Learn More
    Published: 30th May 2016
    Hardback | £41.00
  13. The Temptations of Trade
    The Temptations of Trade reveals the opportunities and tensions of doing business in regions far from strict imperial control, where the actions of individuals could both connect empires and drive them to war.... Learn More
    Published: 22nd April 2016
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  14. A New World of Labor
    A New World of Labor connects developments in seventeenth-century Britain with the British experience of slavery on the West African coast and with the initial development of African chattel slavery in Barbados, whose labor system... Learn More
    Published: 14th June 2013
    Hardback | £52.00
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  15. Religious Transformations in the Early Modern Americas
    Religious Transformations in the Early Modern Americas shows what happened to Christianity when Old World doctrine and belief crossed the Atlantic and collided with New World realities. Essays from across disciplines explore the... Learn More
    Published: 6th November 2014
    Hardback | £47.00
  16. Death by Effigy
    On July 21, 1578, a small Mexican town awoke to the news of a scandal. Nailed to the door of its church was a double-faced effigy denouncing a neighbor as a Jew who should burn at the stake. Nine trials over the course of four... Learn More
    Published: 17th October 2014
    Paperback | £23.99
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