Colonial America

The Atlantic World

Dr. Kane Social Science 116 | MWF 12:35-1:30 PM

Office Hrs: M 10:20 - 11:20 & F 1:30 - 3:30 Social Science 60S

Friday, October 13

coming up

  • Argumentation paper Oct 27
  • stay caught up with Lepore!

today's class

  • the big picture
  • what is the Atlantic World?
  • how to use a book review
  • how to find a question

the big picture

  • inter-colonial conflict requires reliance on Native allies
  • economic reliance on plantation slavery in all colonies
  • NE: religious & moral overtone to Indian war
  • increased shipping & economic ties increase political ties
  • 17th to 18th century shift--cultural, racial, political

the Atlantic World

  • why was working on ships attractive for free and enslaved black men?
  • why was London seen as the place in which black men considered themselves free men?

turn of the century


Fort Hunter church


Theilmann's review of Taylor

  • what does Theilmann say is Taylor's major contribution?
  • what does Theilmann say are the good points of American Colonies?
  • what does Theilmann say are the downsides or points where American Colonies is lacking?

how to find a question

  • what is the time period?
  • what is the topic?
  • what is the focus?
  • what do they have in common?
  • how do they differ?