The United States in World History

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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:

  • the dynamics of the British Atlantic community
  • the American revolution
  • the impact of industrialization on the US
  • the expansion of US consumer and cultural industries
  • the Cold War, and its implications for the US.

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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The United States and world history
2 The PanBritish world in the late eighteenth century
3 The PanBritish world in the age of revolution
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
Toward the future

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Edward J. Davies, II is an Associate Professor at the University of Utah. He has recently served on the Advisory Board for National Geographic’s world history publication focusing on North America. He has also served on the Executive Committee for the World History Association.

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