Providing much food for thought for scholars in many disciplines, the contributors have made a very strong case for the importance of placing the study of the American South in its Atlantic World context from the eighteenth to the twentieth century.
--North Carolina Historical Review
The editors and contributors [chart] their respective subjects down from the national to the regional history of the American South and outward to the rich and expanding literature on Atlantic studies, particularly to the southern regions of the Caribbean and Africa.
--H-Net Reviews in the Humanities & Social Sciences
A much needed exploration of a conceptual paradigm that offers stimulating challenges for the boundaries of the American South as defined by past scholarship.
--Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
[The essays] are all admirably detailed and specific, closely argued analyses of particular people, events and themes, and while eschewing easy notions of typicality, all of them unpack what lies beneath, the internationalist cross-currents that shaped distorted and disrupted the moments, men and women they explore.
--Journal of Transatlantic Studies
These essays are substantive, concise, well written, and intellectually generous. They are necessary reading for southern historians, will reward Atlanticists interested in their beachhead in the South, and offer telling stories for U.S. history classrooms.
--The Journal of American History
The editors of this volume draw upon recent research and scholarship to remedy the relative neglect of the American South in the historiography of the Atlantic world. [Their] comparative approach, which situates the South in this larger context, offers an important counterpoint to several dominant strains of recent Southern history.
A worthwhile volume on the South in an Atlantic world context. . . .[and] a welcome addition to a growing field of newly minted approached to southern history in an Atlantic perspective.
--Journal of Southern History
A provocative, multidisciplinary intersection for studying the American South’s position and role in a much larger region.
--Florida Historical Quarterly
Demonstrates the utility of an Atlantic perspective on the American South up to the early decades of the twentieth century.
--Journal of American Studies