Atlantic Crossings

  • Filename: atlantic-crossings.
  • ISBN: 0674002016
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 634
  • Author: Daniel T. RODGERS
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press

Traces the efforts of politicians of the Progressive and New Deal periods to form a humanitarian social policy based on the example of European nations, revealing the international origins of America's city planning, public housing, and welfare policies. UP.

Atlantic Crossings

  • Filename: atlantic-crossings.
  • ISBN: 9781574092318
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 314
  • Author: Les Weatheritt
  • Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.

The main intent of this book is to prepare the North American sailor for his first crossing of the Atlantic to Europe. It is actually so exhaustive in its coverage that it will indeed help the bluewater sailor to learn how to cross any ocean in the world.

A Path in the Mighty Waters

  • Filename: a-path-in-the-mighty-waters.
  • ISBN: 9780300210255
  • Release Date: 2015-01-13
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Stephen R. Berry
  • Publisher: Yale University Press

In October 1735, James Oglethorpe’s Georgia Expedition set sail from London, bound for Georgia. Two hundred and twenty-seven passengers boarded two merchant ships accompanied by a British naval vessel and began a transformative voyage across the Atlantic that would last nearly five months. Chronicling their passage in journals, letters, and other accounts, the migrants described the challenges of physical confinement, the experiences of living closely with people from different regions, religions, and classes, and the multi-faceted character of the ocean itself. Using their specific journey as his narrative arc, Stephen Berry’s A Path in the Mighty Waters tells the broader and hereto underexplored story of how people experienced their crossings to the New World in the eighteenth-century. During this time, hundreds of thousands of Europeans – mainly Irish and German – crossed the Atlantic as part of their martial, mercantile, political, or religious calling. Histories of these migrations, however, have often erased the ocean itself, giving priority to activities performed on solid ground. Reframing these histories, Berry shows how the ocean was more than a backdrop for human events; it actively shaped historical experiences by furnishing a dissociative break from normal patterns of life and a formative stage in travelers’ processes of collective identification. Shipboard life, serving as a profound conversion experience for travelers, both spiritually and culturally, resembled the conditions of a frontier or border zone where the chaos of pure possibility encountered an inner need for stability and continuity, producing permutations on existing beliefs. Drawing on an impressive array of archival collections, Berry’s vivid and rich account reveals the crucial role the Atlantic played in history and how it has lingered in American memory as a defining experience.

Atlantic Crossings Race Gender and the Construction of Families in Eighteenth century La Rochelle

  • Filename: atlantic-crossings-race-gender-and-the-construction-of-families-in-eighteenth-century-la-rochelle.
  • ISBN: 9780549512301
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 362
  • Author:
  • Publisher: ProQuest

This dissertation shows that French families, faced with the contingencies brought on by colonialism and the presence of slaves and free people of color in France, demonstrated flexibility in modifying traditional strategies of parentage, godparentage, marriage, and inheritance to delineate whom they included as members. Positioning the family at the center of analysis demonstrates how slavery shaped gender roles and how both women and men in Saint-Domingue and La Rochelle manipulated the categories of race and gender for their own benefit. Ultimately, this dissertation argues that slavery and colonialism shaped family not only in France's colonies, but in France itself.


  • Filename: crossings.
  • ISBN: 0253209536
  • Release Date: 1995
  • Number of pages: 234
  • Author: Walter T. K. Nugent
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press

"Nugent's study, well illustrated and documented... will become a must for courses on migration history." —Dirk Hoerder, International Migration Review "A brilliant analysis of a critical chapter of migration history." —Ira Glazier, American Historical Review "Nugent's work is the ideal—the only—narrative companion to any quantitative analysis of late-nineteenth century population movements in the Atlantic economy." —Journal of Economic History "In terms of synthesizing existing literature and extending comparisons across boundaries, Nugent offers a shining example for both students and established scholars." —Journal of Interdisciplinary History

Atlantic Crossings Social Politics in a Progressive Age

  • Filename: atlantic-crossings-social-politics-in-a-progressive-age.
  • ISBN: 9781467298353
  • Release Date: 2016-10-16
  • Number of pages: 81
  • Author: CTI Reviews
  • Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Facts101 is your complete guide to Atlantic Crossings , Social Politics in a Progressive Age. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.


  • Filename: crossings.
  • ISBN: 1780231946
  • Release Date: 2013-10-15
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: James Walvin
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books

We all know the story of the slave trade—the infamous Middle Passage, the horrifying conditions on slave ships, the millions that died on the journey, and the auctions that awaited the slaves upon their arrival in the Americas. But much of the writing on the subject has focused on the European traders and the arrival of slaves in North America. In Crossings, eminent historian James Walvin covers these established territories while also traveling back to the story’s origins in Africa and south to Brazil, an often forgotten part of the triangular trade, in an effort to explore the broad sweep of slavery across the Atlantic. Reconstructing the transatlantic slave trade from an extensive archive of new research, Walvin seeks to understand and describe how the trade began in Africa, the terrible ordeals experienced there by people sold into slavery, and the scars that remain on the continent today. Journeying across the ocean, he shows how Brazilian slavery was central to the development of the slave trade itself, as that country tested techniques and methods for trading and slavery that were successfully exported to the Caribbean and the rest of the Americas in the following centuries. Walvin also reveals the answers to vital questions that have never before been addressed, such as how a system that the Western world came to despise endured so long and how the British—who were fundamental in developing and perfecting the slave trade—became the most prominent proponents of its eradication. The most authoritative history of the entire slave trade to date, Crossings offers a new understanding of one of the most important, and tragic, episodes in world history.

Connections After Colonialism

  • Filename: connections-after-colonialism.
  • ISBN: 9780817317768
  • Release Date: 2013-01-15
  • Number of pages: 330
  • Author: Matthew Brown
  • Publisher: University of Alabama Press

Contributing to the historiography of transnational and global transmission of ideas, Connections after Colonialism examines relations between Europe and Latin America during the tumultuous 1820s. In the Atlantic World, the 1820s was a decade marked by the rupture of colonial relations, the independence of Latin America, and the ever-widening chasm between the Old World and the New. Connections after Colonialism, edited by Matthew Brown and Gabriel Paquette, builds upon recent advances in the history of colonialism and imperialism by studying former colonies and metropoles through the same analytical lens, as part of an attempt to understand the complex connections—political, economic, intellectual, and cultural—between Europe and Latin America that survived the demise of empire. Historians are increasingly aware of the persistence of robust links between Europe and the new Latin American nations. This book focuses on connections both during the events culminating with independence and in subsequent years, a period strangely neglected in European and Latin American scholarship. Bringing together distinguished historians of both Europe and America, the volume reveals a new cast of characters and relationships ranging from unrepentant American monarchists, compromise seeking liberals in Lisbon and Madrid who envisioned transatlantic federations, and British merchants in the River Plate who saw opportunity where others saw risk to public moralists whose audiences spanned from Paris to Santiago de Chile and plantation owners in eastern Cuba who feared that slave rebellions elsewhere in the Caribbean would spread to their island. Contributors Matthew Brown / Will Fowler / Josep M. Fradera / Carrie Gibson / Brian Hamnett / Maurizio Isabella / Iona Macintyre / Scarlett O’Phelan Godoy / Gabriel Paquette / David Rock / Christopher Schmidt-Nowara / Jay Sexton / Reuben Zahler

The RCC Pilotage Foundation Atlantic Crossing Guide

  • Filename: the-rcc-pilotage-foundation-atlantic-crossing-guide.
  • ISBN: 0713660759
  • Release Date: 2003-10-31
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Anne Hammick
  • Publisher: Adlard Coles

The Atlantic Crossing Guide is a complete reference for anyone planning an Atlantic passage in their own boat. From ideal timing, suitable boats, routes, methods of communication and provisioning to regional weather, hurricanes, currents and tides, departure and arrival ports, facilities and paperwork, the comprehensiveness of this new edition will both inspire dreamers and instil confidence in those about to depart. This is the definitive reference on the subject, relied upon by many thousands of cruisers crossing in both directions and packed with all the information they need.

Transatlantic Crossings

  • Filename: transatlantic-crossings.
  • ISBN: 082641396X
  • Release Date: 2002-06-27
  • Number of pages: 280
  • Author: Sarah Street
  • Publisher: A&C Black

Transatlantic Crossings is the first major study of the distribution and exhibition of British films in the USA. Charting the cross-cultural reception of many British films, Sarah Street draws on a wide range of sources including studio records, film posters, press books and statistics. While the relative strength of Hollywood made it difficult for films that crossed the Atlantic, StreetÆs research demonstrates that some strategies were more successful than others. She considers which British films made an impact and analyzes conditions that facilitated a positive reception from critics, censors, exhibitors and audiences.Case studies include Nell Gwyn (1926), The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933), The Ghost Goes West (1935), Henry V (1946), Black Narcissus (1947), The Red Shoes (1948), Ealing comedies, The Horror of Dracula (1958), Tom Jones (1963), A Hard DayÆs Night (1964), Goldfinger (1964), The Remains of the Day (1993), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) and Trainspotting (1996).Against a background of the economic history of the British and Hollywood film industries, Transatlantic Crossings considers the many fascinating questions surrounding the history of British films in the USA, their relevance to wider issues of Anglo-American relations and to notions of "Britishness" on screen.


  • Filename: transatlantic.
  • ISBN: 9781408834152
  • Release Date: 2013-05-23
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Colum McCann
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

In 1919 Emily Ehrlich watches as two young airmen, Alcock and Brown, emerge from the carnage of World War One to pilot the very first non-stop transatlantic flight from Newfoundland to the west of Ireland. In 1845 Frederick Douglass, a black American slave, lands in Ireland to champion ideas of democracy and freedom, only to find a famine unfurling at his feet. And in 1998 Senator George Mitchell criss-crosses the ocean in search of an elusive Irish peace. Stitching these stories intricately together, Colum McCann sets out to explore the fine line between what is real and what is imagined, and the tangled skein of connections that make up our lives.

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