356 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 2 maps, notes, index
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-3338-1
Published: February 2017
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-1439-7
Published: March 2014
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Indigenous Americans, Weaver shows, crossed the Atlantic as royal dignitaries, diplomats, slaves, laborers, soldiers, performers, and tourists. And they carried resources and knowledge that shaped world civilization--from chocolate, tobacco, and potatoes to terrace farming and suspension bridges. Weaver makes clear that indigenous travelers were cosmopolitan agents of international change whose engagement with other societies gave them the tools to advocate for their own sovereignty even as it was challenged by colonialism.
About the Author
Jace Weaver is the Franklin Professor of Native American Studies at the University of Georgia and author of Notes from a Miner’s Canary: Essays on the State of Native America, among other books.
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"A helpful platform to discuss this engaging topic."--Library Journal
“In this fascinating, well-written account that places Native people at the center of Atlantic world history, Weaver positions the Atlantic as a conduit not only for the physical movement of people and ideas, but also as a highway for connections between cultures. . . . Highly recommended.”--Choice
“Essential for scholars of American Indian studies and Atlantic studies, especially those working at the intersections of literature and history. It is also highly readable, even entertaining at times.”--American Indian Quarterly
"A valuable resource for students."--Transmotion
"Engrossing."--Journal of American History
"Highly readable and engaging . . . will prove of interest to specialists, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates."--Journal of Southern History