By Jeffrey A Fortin, Mark Meuwese

This quantity makes use of a biography-as-history method of remove darkness from the interconnectedness of the peoples of the Americas, West Africa, and Europe. participants spotlight members' and people's reviews made attainable via their participation within the construction of an Atlantic international, the place clash, cooperation, neccessity and invention ended in new societies and cultures. Composed of chapters that span a extensive chronological, topical and thematic variety, "Atlantic Biographies" highlights the individuality of the Atlantic as a social, political, monetary, and cultural theater sure jointly to demonstrate what the Atlantic intended to these matters of every bankruptcy. it is a booklet approximately humans, their resilience, and their unravel to carve a distinct segment or have a broader influence within the ever-changing global round them.

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The Jesuits, as will be described later, accused Biencourt and his father of pursuing the former at the expense of the latter. Such a problem subverted the Jesuits’ reason for being: the animating spark of revitalized religion known in Catholic circles as the Catholic Reformation. Responding to Protestantism’s reorientation of Christianity and the numbers it attracted, Catholicism experienced its own Reformation. This collection of reforms has long been called the “Counter Reformation,” which reflected a common belief that the remainder of Catholicism redefined itself in opposition to Protestantism in all ways.

42 “Biard,” DCB (web version). 20 laura m. chmielewski French termed the peoples of America, had their own religious beliefs, their own explanations for the wonder-workings of the world and the spiritual nature of things. 43 The Jesuits who followed them would find it necessary to reevaluate this posture, and question the European urge to destroy Native American culture. Indeed, some would find in the new people they encountered better examples of Christian behavior and understanding than among the French.

In May of 1613, de la Saussaye arrived to evacuate the Jesuits from Port-Royal. The French splinter group traveled west from Port-Royal, across the Bay of Fundy and down the coast of Maine. For their new settlement they selected Mount Desert Island, which the Frenchmen christened “Saint Sauveur” (“Holy Redeemer”), predictably in gratitude for safety from their terrible colonial experiment. The island, which had a protected harbor and a stark natural beauty, fulfilled their conditions for a new settlement in terms of protection, resources, and proximity to Native Americans to whom the priests could promote Christianity.

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