Scholarly explorations of political, economic, and cultural linkages among Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas have revived the notion of Atlantic studies. At the same time, burgeoning interest in probing the origins, reconfigurations, and consequences of the trans-Atlantic movements of peoples, ideas, and commodities has raised questions about the adequacy of historical frameworks premised on the national state. The Caribbean-Atlantic world concentration brings together students and faculty with interdisciplinary research and teaching interests in the historical connections fashioned by slavery and the slave trade, slave emancipations and post-abolition labor regimes, colonial and anticolonial liberation movements.