Traditions and Encounters, AP Edition (Bentley), 5th Edition

Chapter 22: Transoceanic Encounters and Global Connections

Interactive Map Quiz


Map A. Atlantic World

In the fourteenth century, the Atlantic Ocean emerged as the stage for one of the most dramatic series of cross-cultural encounters in human history. This interactive map portrays the dramatic movement of peoples across the ocean as slaves, indentured servants, religious refugees, and adventurers.

Examine the patterns of slave trade. What trends can you discern from the map?


Examine the movement of free, indentured, convicted, and enslaved migrants. What trends are evident?


Examine the trade routes of the various nations. Then examine the Prevailing Winds and Pirate activity. What do these layers reveal about trade in the age of sail when juxtaposed?


Examine the paths of various explorers. Which countries dominated exploration early on? Where did they focus their attentions and why?

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