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Morgan, Philip D. 1949-

Works: 38 works in 231 publications in 2 languages and 14,037 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Exhibition, pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Philip D Morgan
Atlantic history : a critical appraisal by Jack P Greene( )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title offers an incisive look at how interpretations of the Atlantic world have changed over time and from a variety of national perspectives. This volume discusses key areas of the Atlantic world, including the British, Dutch, French, Iberian, and African Atlantic, as well as the movement of ideas, peoples, and goods
Black experience and the empire by Philip D Morgan( )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 2,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work explores the lives of people of sub-Saharan Africa and their descendants, how they were shaped by empire, and how they in turn influenced the empire in everything from material goods to cultural style. The black experience varied greatly across space and over time. Accordingly, thirteen substantive essays and a scene-setting introduction range from West Africa in the sixteenth century, through the history of the slave trade and slavery down to the 1830s, to nineteenth- and twentieth-century participation of blacks in the empire as workers, soldiers, members of colonial elites, intellectuals, athletes, and musicians. No people were more uprooted and dislocated; or traveled more within the empire; or created more of a trans-imperial culture. In the crucible of the British empire, blacks invented cultural mixes that were precursors to our modern selves - hybrid, fluid, ambiguous, and constantly in motion
Arming slaves : from classical times to the modern age( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arming slaves as soldiers is a counterintuitive idea. Yet throughout history, in many varied societies, slaveholders have entrusted slaves with the use of deadly force. This book is the first to survey the practice broadly across space and time, encompassing the cultures of classical Greece, the early Islamic kingdoms of the Near East, West and East Africa, the British and French Caribbean, the United States, and Latin America.To facilitate cross-cultural comparisons, each chapter addresses four crucial issues: the social and cultural facts regarding the arming of slaves, the experience of slave soldiers, the ideological origins and consequences of equipping enslaved peoples for battle, and the impact of the practice on the status of slaves and slavery itself. What emerges from the book is a new historical understanding: the arming of slaves is neither uncommon nor paradoxical but is instead both predictable and explicable
African American life in the Georgia lowcountry : the Atlantic world and the Gullah Geechee( )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lush landscape and subtropical climate of the Georgia coast only enhance the air of mystery enveloping some of its inhabitants--people who owe, in some ways, as much to Africa as to America. As the ten previously unpublished essays in this volume examine various aspects of Georgia Lowcountry life, they often engage a central dilemma: the region's physical and cultural remoteness helps to preserve the venerable ways of its black inhabitants, but it can also marginalize the vital place of Lowcountry blacks in the Atlantic World. The essays, which cover a period from the founding of the Georgia colony in the early 1700s until the early 1900s, explore a range of topics, all within the larger context of the Atlantic world. Included are essays on the double-edged freedom that the American Revolution made possible to black women, the Lowcountry as site of the largest gathering of African Muslims in early North America, and the coexisting worlds of Christianity and Conjuring in coastal Georgia and the links (with variations) to African practices. A number of fascinating, memorable characters emerge, among them the defiant Mustapha Shaw, who felt entitled to land on Ossabaw Island and resisted its seizure by whites only to become embroiled in struggles with other blacks; Betty, the slave woman who, in the spirit of the American Revolution, presented a "list of grievances" to her master; and S'Quash, the Arabic-speaking Muslim who arrived on one of the last legal transatlantic slavers and became a head man on a North Carolina plantation. --Publisher description
Slave counterpoint : Black culture in the eighteenth-century Chesapeake and Lowcountry by Philip D Morgan( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the eve of the American Revolution, nearly three-quarters of all African Americans in mainland British America lived in two regions: the Chesapeake, centered in Virginia, and the Lowcountry, with its hub in South Carolina. Here, Philip Morgan compares and contrasts African American life in these two regional Black cultures, exploring the differences as well as the similarities. The result is a detailed and comprehensive view of slave life in the colonial American South."
Cultivation and culture : labor and the shaping of slave life in the Americas by Ira Berlin( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strangers within the realm : cultural margins of the first British Empire by Bernard Bailyn( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of essays examines how the first British Empire was received and shaped by the subject and native peoples in Scotland, Ireland, North America, and the Caribbean. An introduction surveys British imperial historiography and provides a context for the volume as a whole. The essays focus on specific ethnic groups--Native Americans, African-Americans, Scotch-Irish, and Dutch and Germans--and their relations with the British, as well as on British expansion in particular regions. A conclusion assesses the impact of the North American colonies on British society and politics. The contributors are Bernard Bailyn, Philip D. Morgan, Nicholas Canny, Eric Richards, James H. Merrell, A. G. Roeber, Maldwyn A. Jones, Michael Craton, J. M. Bumsted, and Jacob M. Price. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Colonial Chesapeake society( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford handbook of the Atlantic world, c.1450-c.1850( Book )

24 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The team of scholars in this volume seek to describe, explain, and, occasionally, challenge conventional wisdom concerning these path-breaking developments. They demonstrate connections, explore contrasts, and probe themes. During the four centuries encompassed by this collection, pan-Atlantic webs of association emerged that progressively linked people, objects, and beliefs across and within the region. Events in one corner of the Atlantic world had effects, reverberations thousands of miles away. The great virtue of thinking in Atlantic terms is that it encourages broad perspectives, unexpected comparisons, trans-national orientations, and expanded horizons; the parochialism that characterizes so much history writing and instruction today, as in the past, has a chance of being overcome
The Slaves' economy : independent production by slaves in the Americas by Ira Berlin( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Books about early America : 2001 titles by David L Ammerman( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diversity and unity in early North America by Philip D Morgan( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Morgan's selection of cutting-edge essays by leading historians represents the extraordinary vitality of recent historical literature on early America. The book opens up previously unexplored areas such as cultural diversity, ethnicity, and gender, and reveals the importance of new methods such as anthropology, and historical demography to the study of early America
Atlantic diasporas : Jews, conversos, and crypto-Jews in the age of mercantilism, 1500-1800( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and Swedish and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This wide-ranging narrative explores the role that Jews, Conversos, and Crypto-Jews played in settling and building the Atlantic world between 1500 and 1800. Through the interwoven themes of markets, politics, religion, culture, and identity, the essays here demonstrate that the world of Atlantic Jewry, most often typified by Port Jews involved in mercantile pursuits, was more complex than commonly depicted. The first section discusses the diaspora in relation to maritime systems, commerce, and culture on the Atlantic and includes an overview of Jewish history on both sides of the ocean. The second section provides an in-depth look at Jewish mercantilism, from settlements in Dutch America to involvement in building British, Portuguese, and other trading cultures to the dispersal of Sephardic merchants. In the third section, the chapter authors assess the roles of identity and religion in settling the Atlantic, looking closely at religious conversion; slavery; relationships among Jews, Christians, and Muslims; and the legacy of the lost tribes of Israel. A concluding commentary elucidates the fluidity of identity and boundaries in the formation of the Atlantic world. Featuring chapters by Jonathan Israel, Natalie Zemon Davis, Aviva Ben-Ur, Holly Snyder, and other prominent Jewish historians, this collection opens new avenues of inquiry into the Jewish diaspora and integrates Jewish trade and settlements into the broader narrative of Atlantic exploration."--Jacket
Early North America in global perspective( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Early North American history is a field in flux. In the last thirty years, the field of Atlantic History has transformed scholarly studies of colonial America, bringing to light the many connections linking the Americas to Africa and Europe. Recently, though, historians have begun to question the utility of the Atlantic framework. Some suggest that it overlooks global phenomena, while others argue for a hemispheric or continental perspective on North America's early history. Early North America in Global Perspective collects the most interesting and innovative scholarly approaches to these questions. Anchored by a robust introduction that guides the reader through the various conceptual arguments, the fourteen essays gathered here introduce students to some of the finest historians of early America working in expansive and stimulating ways. These essays capture the complexity of North America's past and are in tune with the global influences that shape its present."--
Don't grieve after me : the Black experience in Virginia, 1619-1986( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maritime slavery( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book was originally published as a special issue of Slavery and abolition."--Page [i]
English urban history 1500-1780 by Open University( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of slave culture in eighteenth century plantation America by Philip D Morgan( )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slavery at Mount Vernon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black education in Williamsburg-James City County, 1619-1984 by Philip D Morgan( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Atlantic history : a critical appraisal
Black experience and the empireArming slaves : from classical times to the modern ageAfrican American life in the Georgia lowcountry : the Atlantic world and the Gullah GeecheeSlave counterpoint : Black culture in the eighteenth-century Chesapeake and LowcountryCultivation and culture : labor and the shaping of slave life in the AmericasStrangers within the realm : cultural margins of the first British EmpireColonial Chesapeake societyThe Oxford handbook of the Atlantic world, c.1450-c.1850
Alternative Names
Morgan, Philip 1949-

Morgan, Philip D. 1949-

Philip D. Morgan Amerikaans historicus

Philip D. Morgan British historian

Philip D. Morgan historien britannique

Philip D. Morgan US-amerikanischer Historiker


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