Atlantic Biographies: Individuals and Peoples in the by Jeffrey A Fortin, Mark Meuwese

By Jeffrey A Fortin, Mark Meuwese

This quantity makes use of a biography-as-history method of light up the interconnectedness of the peoples of the Americas, West Africa, and Europe. individuals spotlight contributors' and people's stories made attainable by way of their participation within the construction of an Atlantic international, the place clash, cooperation, neccessity and invention resulted in new societies and cultures. Composed of chapters that span a wide chronological, topical and thematic diversity, "Atlantic Biographies" highlights the individuality of the Atlantic as a social, political, fiscal, and cultural theater certain jointly to demonstrate what the Atlantic intended to these matters of every bankruptcy. it is a e-book approximately humans, their resilience, and their get to the bottom of to carve a distinct segment or have a broader impression within the ever-changing global round them.

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42 “Biard,” DCB (web version). 20 laura m. chmielewski French termed the peoples of America, had their own religious beliefs, their own explanations for the wonder-workings of the world and the spiritual nature of things. 43 The Jesuits who followed them would find it necessary to reevaluate this posture, and question the European urge to destroy Native American culture. Indeed, some would find in the new people they encountered better examples of Christian behavior and understanding than among the French.

52 Religiously divisive print material was carried in the same ships that brought the Jesuits, their supporters, and religious paraphernalia across the ocean. Though the overt religious purposes of some transatlantic voyages were clear, no one on the voyage that bore the “Anti-Coton” to America had found the need to audit the sea chests and stowed cargo for reli­giously fractious material. The safe arrival of the “Anti-Coton” in New France underscores several facts about New World travel. One was that, though people of certain religious beliefs or practices might be restricted from settlement, ideas that were tucked into sea chests, packed amid other cargo or tucked within the folds of clothing could not.

40 “Biencourt,” DCB (web version). 41 JR 3: 137. 42 “Biard,” DCB (web version). 20 laura m. chmielewski French termed the peoples of America, had their own religious beliefs, their own explanations for the wonder-workings of the world and the spiritual nature of things. 43 The Jesuits who followed them would find it necessary to reevaluate this posture, and question the European urge to destroy Native American culture. Indeed, some would find in the new people they encountered better examples of Christian behavior and understanding than among the French.

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