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European History

1997

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First Contact: Early English Encounters With Natives Of Russia, West Africa, And The Americas, 1530-1614, Melanie Lynn Perreault Jan 1997

First Contact: Early English Encounters With Natives Of Russia, West Africa, And The Americas, 1530-1614, Melanie Lynn Perreault

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In recent years, the field of comparative history has enjoyed a resurgence of popularity as scholars attempt to understand the past in a global context. This study examines the early period of English exploration of the Atlantic world and the confrontation of English men and women with natives of geographically distinct regions. By comparing English interactions with Russians, West Africans, and North and South Americans during the contact period, this dissertation argues that the mutually constructed dialogue between the visiting English and the natives of each region was a struggle for power and control. In their efforts to construct the ...


On The Wings Of The Wind: Changes In English Shipbuilding, Navigation And Shipboard Life, 1485-1650, Anna Gibson Holloway Jan 1997

On The Wings Of The Wind: Changes In English Shipbuilding, Navigation And Shipboard Life, 1485-1650, Anna Gibson Holloway

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