Reviews

Author: 
John Maher, ed.
Reviewer: 
Beatriz Dávilo

Dávilo on Maher, 'Francisco de Miranda: Exile and Enlightenment'

John Maher, ed. Francisco de Miranda: Exile and Enlightenment. London: Institute for the Study of the Americas, 2006. 124 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-900039-54-3.

Reviewed by Beatriz Dávilo (History Department, National University of Rosario) Published on H-Atlantic (October, 2007)

Francisco de Miranda: A Picture of an Age, a Portrait of a Social Class

Author: 
Stephanie E. Smallwood
Reviewer: 
Sharla Fett

Fett on Smallwood, 'Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora'

Stephanie E. Smallwood. Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007. 261 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-02349-9.

Reviewed by Sharla Fett (Department of History, Occidental College) Published on H-Atlantic (October, 2007)

Author: 
John Smolenski, Thomas J. Humphrey, eds.
Reviewer: 
Catherine A. Cardno

Cardno on Smolenski and Humphrey, 'New World Orders: Violence, Sanction, and Authority in the Colonial Americas'

John Smolenski, Thomas J. Humphrey, eds. New World Orders: Violence, Sanction, and Authority in the Colonial Americas. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005. 376 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-3895-2.

Reviewed by Catherine A. Cardno (Independent Scholar) Published on H-Atlantic (August, 2007)

Ordering the New World

Author: 
Clifford Beal
Reviewer: 
Geoffrey Plank

Plank on Beal, 'Quelch's Gold: Piracy, Greed and Betrayal in Colonial New England'

Clifford Beal. Quelch's Gold: Piracy, Greed and Betrayal in Colonial New England. Westport: Praeger, 2007. 272 pp. $44.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-275-99407-5.

Reviewed by Geoffrey Plank (Department of History, University of Cincinnati) Published on H-Atlantic (August, 2007)

The Tale of John Quelch, Privateer or Pirate

Author: 
Stephen Aron
Reviewer: 
Sheila M. McManus

McManus on Aron, 'American Confluence: The Missouri Frontier from Borderland to Border States'

Stephen Aron. American Confluence: The Missouri Frontier from Borderland to Border States. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2006. xxi + 301 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-34691-9.

Reviewed by Sheila M. McManus (Department of History, University of Lethbridge) Published on H-Atlantic (August, 2007)

At the Confluence of Atlantic and American Histories

Author: 
John H. Elliott
Reviewer: 
Matt Harris

Harris on Elliott, 'Empires of the Atlantic World: Britain and Spain in America 1492-1830'

John H. Elliott. Empires of the Atlantic World: Britain and Spain in America 1492-1830. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007. XXI, 546 S. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-11431-7; $22.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-300-12399-9.

Reviewed by Matt Harris (Department of History, Colorado State University-Pueblo) Published on H-Atlantic (August, 2007)

Comparative Empires in the Atlantic World

Author: 
Gabino La Rosa Corzo
Reviewer: 
Antonio Santamaría García

García on La Rosa Corzo, 'Runaway Slave Settlements in Cuba: Resistance and Repression'

Gabino La Rosa Corzo. Runaway Slave Settlements in Cuba: Resistance and Repression. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003. 292 pp. $27.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-5479-2; $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2803-8.

Reviewed by Antonio Santamaría García Published on H-Atlantic (July, 2007)

Author: 
Cristian A. Roa-de-la-Carrera
Reviewer: 
Paul Lokken

Lokken on Roa-de-la-Carrera, 'Histories of Infamy: Francisco Lopez de Gomara and the Ethics of Spanish Imperialism'

Cristian A. Roa-de-la-Carrera. Histories of Infamy: Francisco Lopez de Gomara and the Ethics of Spanish Imperialism. Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2005. xvii + 264 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87081-813-4.

Reviewed by Paul Lokken (Department of History and Social Sciences, Bryant University) Published on H-Atlantic (July, 2007)

Historiography and Empire-Building

Author: 
Trevor Burnard
Reviewer: 
Sean Kelley

Kelley on Burnard, 'Mastery, Tyranny, and Desire: Thomas Thistlewood and His Slaves in the Anglo Jamaican World' and Trevor Burnard, 'Mastery, Tyranny, and Desire: Thomas Thistlewood and His Slaves in the Anglo-Jamaican World'

Trevor Burnard. Mastery, Tyranny, and Desire: Thomas Thistlewood and His Slaves in the Anglo Jamaican World. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004. xii + 336 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-5525-6; $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2856-4.Trevor Burnard. Mastery, Tyranny, and Desire: Thomas Thistlewood and His Slaves in the Anglo-Jamaican World. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004. xii + 336 pp.

Author: 
David J. Weber
Reviewer: 
Eugene Berger

Berger on David J. Weber, 'Bárbaros: Spaniards and Their Savages in the Age of the Enlightenment' and Weber, 'Bárbaros: Spaniards and Their Savages in the Age of Enlightenment'

David J. Weber. Bárbaros: Spaniards and Their Savages in the Age of the Enlightenment. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2005. xvii + 466 pp. David J. Weber. Bárbaros: Spaniards and Their Savages in the Age of Enlightenment. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2005. xviii + 466 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-10501-8; $22.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-300-11991-6.

Author: 
Gelien Matthews
Reviewer: 
Jeffrey A. Fortin

Fortin on Matthews, 'Caribbean Slave Revolts and the British Abolitionist Movement'

Gelien Matthews. Caribbean Slave Revolts and the British Abolitionist Movement. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2006. ix + 240 pp. $42.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-3131-2.

Reviewed by Jeffrey A. Fortin (Department of History, SUNY-Oneonta) Published on H-Atlantic (July, 2007)

Slaves on the Floor of Parliament: How Caribbean Revolts Shaped the British Abolitionist Movement

Author: 
Peter C. Mancall
Reviewer: 
Michael LaCombe

LaCombe on Mancall, 'Hakluyt's Promise: An Elizabethan's Obsession for an English America'

Peter C. Mancall. Hakluyt's Promise: An Elizabethan's Obsession for an English America. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007. 378 pp. $38.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-11054-8.

Reviewed by Michael LaCombe (Department of History, Adelphi University) Published on H-Atlantic (June, 2007)

The Principal Navigations of an Armchair Explorer

Author: 
José M. Portillo Valdés
Reviewer: 
Erika Pani

Pani on Valdés, 'Crisis Atlántica: Autonomía e Independencia en la Crisis de la Monarquía Hispánica'

José M. Portillo Valdés. Crisis Atlántica: Autonomía e Independencia en la Crisis de la Monarquía Hispánica. Madrid: Marcial Pons Ediciones de Historia, 2006. 318 pp. EUR 20.00 (paper), ISBN 978-84-96467-16-3.

Reviewed by Erika Pani (División de Historia, CIDE (Mexico)) Published on H-Atlantic (June, 2007)

Revolution and Constitutionalism in the Spanish Atlantic

Author: 
Brendan McConville, Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture.
Reviewer: 
Colin Nicolson

Nicolson on McConville and Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture., 'The King's Three Faces: The Rise and Fall of Royal America, 1688-1776'

Brendan McConville, Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture. The King's Three Faces: The Rise and Fall of Royal America, 1688-1776. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006. xii + 322 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3065-9; $21.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-5866-0.

Reviewed by Colin Nicolson (Department of History, University of Stirling) Published on H-Atlantic (June, 2007)

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