Category Archives: Geography

American Woman (455)

Discovery of America: Vespucci Landing in America by Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus (Netherlandish, Bruges 1523-1605 Florence). Created ca. 1587-89.

VanderStraetDiscovery

This drawing is the basis of a famous copy, an engraving by Theodor Gall:

Amerigo Vespucci Discovers America, after Jan van der Straet

The Black Atlantic (220/303)

Here is some background to our discussion about Afrofuturism, taken from a lecture I gave a couple of years ago.

Maritime Culture, America, and the Black Atlantic

“The Oceanic Revolution”: the opening of the Western Hemisphere to exploration and colonization was a world historical event. The central figures of this revolution were sailors and the enslaved.

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