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AWS 3010 W Africa in Atlantic World

The course locates West Africa within the Atlantic World which is a large geographic region made up of four continents that surround the Atlantic Ocean. Viewing West Africa as part of the Atlantic World offers unique opportunities to transcend the constraints of national histories and focus on broader issues such as mercantilism, empire building, voluntary and involuntary migration of millions of Europeans and Africans to the Americas, and the cross-cultural influences of such migrations. In regard to the latter the course specifically looks at the hitherto neglected Islamic influences in the Americas due to the importation of West African slaves.
Credits: 3.0