The United States in World History
Routledge, 27. sep. 2006 - 192 síđur
In this concise, accessible introductory survey of the history of the United States from 1790 to the present day, Edward J. Davies examines key themes in the evolution of America from colonial rule to international supremacy.
Focusing particularly on those currents within US history that have influenced the rest of the world, the book is neatly divided into three parts which examine the Atlantic world, 1700–1800, the US and the industrial world, and the emergence of America as a global power. The United States in World History explores such key issues as:
Part of our successful Themes in World History series, The United States in World History presents a new way of examining the United States, and reveals how concepts that originated in America's definition of itself as a nation – concepts such as capitalism, republicanism and race – have had supranational impact across the world.
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United States' foreign policy also led to the establishment of financial protectorates in the Caribbean and Central America. In some ways, the British protectorate in Egypt inspired those who administered the United States' presence in ...
They drew the labor for their tobacco, rice and indigo plantations from Africa and they prospered by sustaining British sugar colonies in the Caribbean. They also depended on British laws to protect their economic interests and British ...
mortality or demand called for more and more shiploads of Africans destined for the slave pens of the Caribbean or North America. Few could escape the dependency on other regions and/or human communities to survive and prosper.
They moved involuntary labor from the eastern Atlantic westward to plantations in North America and the Caribbean. They carried raw materials back from the Chesapeake to London, Glasgow, Liverpool and Bristol and took out finished ...
In particular, New England ship owners joined the British slavers in the profitable, if inhumane, trafficking of humans from West Africa to the colonial south and the Caribbean. New England ships, principally from Newport, Rhode Island ...
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4 Industrialization and the remaking of the world 17501900
5 The global rise of corporations
6 Raw materials and sustaining the global economy
7 The United States and Atlantic migration
8 The United States and Latin America
9 The United States and the Pacific
10 The United States and the world 19452005
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