Atlantic History - A New New World?

Robert DuPlessis, the Isaac H. Clothier Professor of History and International Relations, assessed the still-maturing field of Atlantic history at Garnet Homecoming and Family Weekend.

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Does Atlantic history offer an important new way to analyze interactions among peoples and places falsely separated by conventional approaches? Or is it just re-branded imperial history, warmed-over colonial history, or even defective global history? Robert DuPlessis, the Isaac H. Clothier Professor of History and International Relations, assessed the still-maturing field of Atlantic history at Garnet Homecoming and Family Weekend. DuPlessis teaches courses that examine Europe and the Atlantic world between the 15th and the late 18th centuries.