The Sources

As we embarked on the process of uncovering the lived trajectories of our Atlantic travelers, we read and discuss a selection of books, chapters, and articles that allowed us to see how numerous historians have approached the difficult task of following mobile subjects across political borders (and historical archives), as well as to understand the process of putting together an exhibit. Alongside this collective process, each author conducted individual research on the life of a traveler of their own choosing.

Collective readings

  • Alpers, Svetlana. "The Museum as a Way of Seeing." In Exhibiting Cultures: The Poetics and Politics of Museum DIsplay, edited by Ivan Karp and Steven D. Lavine, 25-32. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991.

  • Baxandall, Michael. "Exhibiting Intentions: Some Preconditions of the Visual Display of Culturally Purposeful Objects." In Exhibiting Cultures: The Poetics and Politics of Museum DIsplay, edited by Ivan Karp and Steven D. Lavine, 33-41. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991.

  • Colley, Linda. The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh: A Woman in World History. New York: Pantheon Books, 2007.

  • Gurian, Elaine Heumann. "Noodling Around with Exhibition Opportunities." In Exhibiting Cultures: The Poetics and Politics of Museum DIsplay, edited by Ivan Karp and Steven D. Lavine, 176-190. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991.

  • Jasanoff, Maya. Liberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World. New York: Alfred Knopf, 2011.

  • Mangan, Jane. Transatlantic Obligations: Creating the Bonds of Family in Conquest-Era Peru and Spain. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.

  • Pérez Morales, Edgardo. No Limits to Their Sway: Cartagena’s Privateers and the Masterless Caribbean in the Age of Revolutions. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2018.

  • Restall, Matthew and Felipe Fernández-Armesto. The Conquistadors: A Very Short Introduction. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

  • Scott, Rebecca J. and Jean M. Hébrard. Freedom Papers: An Atlantic Odyssey in the Age of Emancipation. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012.

  • Sparks, Randy J. The Two Princes of Calabar: An Eighteenth-Century Atlantic Odyssey. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2004.

  • Sweet, James. Domingos Álvares, African Healing, and the Intellectual History of the Atlantic World. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011.

  • van Deusen, Nancy. Global Indios: The Indigenous Struggle for Justice in Sixteenth-Century Spain. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015.

Individual readings

  • Adams, Jerome R. Notable Latin American Women: Twenty-Nine Leaders, Rebels, Poets, Battlers, and Spies, 1500-1900. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 1995.

  • Alzate, Carolina. “Isabel de Guevara y Cristóbal Colón: Demandas de la conquista.” Cuadernos De Literatura 5, no. 9 (n.d.): 70–76. Accessed May 5, 2020.

  • Aresti, Nerea. “The Gendered Identities of the ‘Lieutenant Nun’: Rethinking the Story of a Female Warrior in Early Modern Spain.” Gender & History, 19 (2007): 401-418.

  • Atkin, Mary Gage. Paul Cuffe and the African Promised Land. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Inc., 1977.

  • Baigent, Elizabeth. “Pellow [Pellew], Thomas (b. 1703/4).” Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 23 September 2004.

  • Bennet, Lerone Jr. and Charles White. “Black & Green: The Untold Story of the African-American Entrepreneur.” Ebony 51, no. 4 (1996).

  • Brown, Matthew. “Inca, Sailor, Soldier, King: Gregor MacGregor and the Early Nineteenth-Century Caribbean.” Bulletin of Latin American Research 24, no. 1 (2005): 44–70.

  • Burkholder, Mark A., and Lyman L. Johnson. Colonial Latin America. Tenth edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.

  • Cahill, Hugh and Katie Sambrook. “Du Tertre on the Caribs.” King's Collections: Online Exhibitions. King's College London. Accessed April 28, 2020. 

  • "Captain Paul Cuffe, Colonizationist and Philanthropist." Negro History Bulletin 1, no. 4 (1938): 1-7.

  • Correa, Gaspar. The Three Voyages of Vasco de Gama, and His Viceroyalty. London: Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1869.

  • Couto, Dejanirah. "The Role of Interpreters, or Linguas in The Portugese Empire.” E-Journal of Portuguese History 1, no. 2 (2003).

  • Du Tertre, Jean-Baptiste. “Histoire Generale Des Antilles Habitées Par Les François.” In Versions of Blackness: Key Texts on Slavery from the Seventeenth Century, edited by Derek Hughes, 330. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2007.

  • Du Tertre, Jean Baptiste, Marshall Bassford McKusick, and Pierre Verin. “Concerning The Natives Of The Antilles.” General History of the Antilles Occupied by the French. Vol. 2. Paris: T. Iolly, 1667.

  • Erauso, Catalina de, Michele Stepto, and Gabriel Stepto. Lieutenant Nun: Memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World. Boston: Beacon Press, 1996.

  • Fortin, Jeffrey A. “Cuffe’s Black Atlantic World, 1808-1817.” Atlantic Studies 4, no. 2 (2007): 245-266.

  • Gallagher, Edward J. "The Facts." The Pocahontas Archive. May 2015. Accessed 5 May 2020.

  • Gallagher, Edward J. "History." The Pocahontas Archive. May 2015. Accessed 5 May 2020.

  • Gallaher, John G. General Alexandre Dumas: Soldier of the French Revolution. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1997.

  • Gálvez, Lucía. Mujeres De La Conquista. Buenos Aires: Punto de Lectura, 2007.

  • Garraway, Doris L. The Libertine Colony: Creolization in the Early French Caribbean. Duke University Press, 2005.

  • Hall, Meghan E. “Allies and Friends: The Women's March and Alice Curwen's Quaker Testimonial.” The Rambling 3, (2019).

  • Harris, Sheldon H. "An American's Impressions of Sierra Leone in 1811." The Journal of Negro History 47, no. 1 (January 1962): 35-41.

  • Hasbrouck, Alfred. “Gregor McGregor and the Colonization of Poyais, between 1820 and 1824.” Hispanic American Historical Review 7, no. 4 (1927): 438–59.

  • Hau’ofa, Epeli. “Our Sea of Islands.” The Contemporary Pacific 6, no. 1 (Spring 1994): 147–61.

  • Hauterive, Ernest d. Le Général Alexandre Dumas, 1762-1806: Un Soldat De La Revolution. Paris, 1897.

  • Hemming, John. The Conquest of the Incas. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1973.

  • Herrick, Dennis F. Esteban the African Slave Who Explored America. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2018.

  • Jehenson, Myriam Yvonne. Latin-American Women Writers: Class, Race, and Gender. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1995.

  • Johnson, Charles. A General History of the Pyrates. London: T. Woodward, 1726.

  • Landers, Jane. Atlantic Creoles in the Age of Revolutions. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2010.

  • Landers, Jane. “Whitten, Juan Bautista “Big Prince”.” Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography. 2016; Accessed 23 Apr. 2020.

  • Landers, Jane G. “Whitten, Juan Bautista ‘Big Prince’.” Oxford African American Studies Center. 31 May. 2013; Accessed 23 Apr. 2020.

  • Lipiner, Elias. Gaspar da Gama: um converso na frota de Cabral. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Nova Fronteira, 1987.

  • Loaeza Pablo García, and Victoria L. Garrett. The Improbable Conquest: Sixteenth-Century Letters from the Río De La Plata. University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2015.

  • Malieckal, Bindu. “Early modern Goa: Indian trade, transcultural medicine, and the Inquisition." Scripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis 26 (2015): 135-57.

  • Marrero-Fente, Raúl. Al Margen De La tradición: Relaciones Entre La Literatura Colonial y Peninsular En Los Siglos XV, XVI y XVII. Madrid: Editorial Fundamentos, 1999.

  • Martindell, Anne. A Relation of the Labour, Travail and Suffering of That Faithful Servant of the Lord Alice Curwen: Who departed This Life the 7th Day of the 6th Moneth, 1679. and Resteth in Peace with the Lord. London, 1680.

  • Maurois, André. The Titans: a Three-Generation Biography of the Dumas. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1957.

  • “Memoirs of Capt. Paul Cuffee.” Freedom’s Journal, April 13, 1827. New York, New York.

  • Milton, Giles. White Gold: The Extraordinary Story of Thomas Pellow and Islam's One Million White Slaves. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005. 

  • Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar. Chronicle of the Narváez Expedition: a New Translation: Contexts, Criticism. Edited by Ilan Stavans. Translated by David L. Frye. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2013.

  • “Paul Cuffe and President Madison.” The Liberator XXVII, no. 38, September 18, 1857.

  • Peabody, Sue. “‘A Nation Born to Slavery’: Missionaries and Racial Discourse in Seventeenth-Century French Antilles.” Journal of Social History 38, no. 1 (2004): 113–126. 

  • Pellow, Thomas. The history of the long captivity and adventures of Thomas Pellow, in South-Barbary. Giving an account of his being taken by two Sallee rovers, and carry'd a slave to Mequinez ... his various adventures in that country for twenty-three years: escape, and return home. In which is introduced, a particular account of the manners and customs of the Moors ... Together with a description of the cities, towns, and publick buildings in those kingdoms ... Written by himself. Second Edition. London: Printed for R. Goadby, 1740.

  • Prescott, William Hickling. History of the Conquest of Peru. New York: The Heritage Press, 1957.

  • Rediker, Marcus. Villains of All Nations: Atlantic Pirates in the Golden Age. London: Verso, 2012.

  • Sanneh, Lamin. "'A Plantation of Religion' and the Enterprise Culture in Africa: History, Ex-Slaves and Religious Inevitability." Journal of Religion in Africa 27, no. 1 (1997): 15-49.

  • Sinclair, David. The Land That Never Was: Sir Gregor MacGregor and the Most Audacious Fraud in History. 1st Da Capo Press ed. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2004.

  • Siqueira de Carvalho, Márcia. “Uma outra expressão do Divino: O Conhecimento do Espaço Geográfico pelos judeus na Idade Média e no Renascimento.” Mirabilia: Revista Electrônica de História Antiga e Medieval, no. 2 (2002).

  • Stiefel, Barry. Jewish Sanctuary in the Atlantic World: a Social and Architectural History. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2014.

  • The Letters of Amerigo Vespucci and Other Documents Illustrative of His Career. Edited by Clements R. Markham. Farnham, England: Ashgate, 2010.

  • The Voyage of Pedro Álvares Cabral to Brazil and India, from Contemporary Documents and Narratives. Edited by William Brooks Greenlee. London: Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1938.

  • Thomas, Lamont D. Rise to Be a People: a Biography of Paul Cuffe. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1986.

  • Vaughan, Alden T. Transatlantic Encounters: American Indians in Britain, 1500-1776. Cambridge University Press, 2006.

  • Velasco, Sherry M. The Lieutenant Nun: Transgenderism, Lesbian Desire, & Catalina De Erauso. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2000.

  • Walker, Paul. “Captain Paul Cuffe (1759-1817): Nineteenth-century African American Seafarer and Entrepreneur.” Black Theology 13, no. 3 (2015): 219-229.

  • Wernitznig, Dagmar. Europe's Indians, Indians in Europe. University Press of America, 2007.

  • Xeres, Francisco. “Narrative of the Conquest of Peru (1547).” Bloomsbury.

The Books

Ithaca, NY. 2020.

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