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History 563 The Atlantic World Professor Angela Keysor  

Spring 2017
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Sample Topics...

Environmental History/History of Food/History of Animals

     American Revolution in Global Perspective
     Connections between French Revolution and Haitian Revolution


History of Cartography

History of Music

Spanish Influence

Slavery and Enslaved Communities in North/South America

Industrialization in the United States and England

Medical Practice in the Atlantic World/Ideas of Illness


Article (Mostly) Databases


America:  History and Life

Historical Abstracts


Books:  Worldcat

If Allegheny does not own the book, you may borrow it using EZBorrow

For book chapters, articles, dvds use Illiad

What would you do to get a copy of the book: Atlantic History: Concept and Contours ?


Locating Books

Search our Collection, Allecat.  Suggestions:

  • Books are broadly described.  Be generous in your search terms

Examples or Subject Headings:


Slave Trade- time period, geography, subheading

Slaves-time period, geography, sub-heading

Atlantic Ocean-History

Atlantic Ocean Region-subdivisions

Piracy Atlantic Ocean History

Look for subheadings:  -personal narratives, -diaries,  and -sources for primary sources

Book record in Allecat:    Plants and empire : colonial bioprospecting in the Atlantic world / Londa Schiebinger

Note:   Herbal abortifacients is a subject heading, Medicine is not.  History is not refined by dates. 

Special Collections:  

   You may want to limit some of your searches to Special Collections as a location.  Our library is old and we have many texts contemporary to your period.

Example:  Pirates

History, civil and commercial, of the British colonies in the West Indies

The influence of tropical climates on European constitutions: being a treatise on the principal diseases incidental to Europeans in the East and West Indies, Mediterranean, and coast of Africa.

Défénse des colons de Saint-Domingue

North-American and the West-Indian gazetter



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