History Now 25 (Fall 2010)

Three Worlds Meet

From the Editor

Teachers responsible for a class in early American history often find themselves asking: When does American history begin? What does “America” include? Is this a story only of the English colonies, or is it the story of the settlement and displacement of many races, nationalities, and regions across two American continents, Europe and Africa? 

This issue of History Now takes the broadest approach to such questions, examining what historians call “The Atlantic World,” the four continents linked by the Atlantic Ocean. In “Three...More »