African Societies

University Catholic of the saving Course of graduation in History Disciplines ' ' History of Africa I' ' Teacher Ialmar Leocadia Vianna Pupils/Authors: Jorge Miranda, Juliana Gomes Almeida, Peter Count to Africa and the Africans in the formation of Atlantic world (1400? 1800) Biography: John Thorntton was born in 1949 in Boston is professor of history of the Boston University, having lecionado in the Millersville University, in the University of Virginia, the Allegheny College and the Universidde of the Zmbia. It acted as custodian of samples on Africa for museums and foundations, between them the Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Is consulting of African history of the Encyclopaedia Britannica since 2000. Fluente in Frenchman, Portuguese, Italian, German, dutch, Kisuahili and hausa, already published diverse books, between them ' ' Africa and the African in the formation of the Atlantic world 1400 – 1800 Summary of THORNTON, John. ' ' Africa and the Africans in the formation of the world Atlantic (1400 – 1800) ' '. Rio De Janeiro: Elsevier publishing company, 2004, P.

51 – 430. The present text has as objective, the analysis of the book ' ' Africa and the Africans in the formation of the Atlantic world, 1400 – 1800' ' , of John Thornton. Soon in the introduction, the author discourses on its workmanship and its field of research, emphasizing that its book is an attempt of rescue of the history of the immigration of the Africans for Americas. She is well-known, therefore, the critical one that Thornton makes some africanist historians, as Braudel, that with its concentration in the European efforts, almost does not mention the paper of other Atlantic societies. Making a comment on the commerce of slaves, in what he says respect to the purchase and Sales of them, the author argues that they were used the much time in the African societies before belonging to the Europeans and Americans, but throughout the text in them we will deepen more in this argument.