Discuss the main characteristics of the European colonial societies that developed in the Americas from the 1500s to the 1700s. In what ways were these Spanish, Portuguese, English, and French colonies similar and in what ways were they different? In what ways did Africans and people of African descent contribute to these New World colonies?
Discuss the causes and impact of the political revolutions that swept across the Atlantic World from the late 1700s to the mid 1800s. How were the revolutions in the United States, France, Haiti, and Latin America similar and how were they different? How did women and people of color fare in the post-revolutionary societies?