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Currents of Labor:  Building the Atlantic World 1600-1820

     Labor built the Atlantic World. Essential to the transatlantic trade were harbors, ports, and ships. The study of the people who constructed this infrastructure, however, remain on the margins of Atlantic World scholarship. To broaden and further understand the complexities of the physical construction of this world I suggest creating an undergraduate course that focuses on the laborers and how they built the Atlantic World.  This website illustrates the challenges experienced while constructing such a course.