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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... England while purchasing manufactured goods. Ireland and Scotland also developed economic ties with the North American colonies. Similarly, the North American colonies engaged in a series of thriving commercial exchanges with British ...
... England proper. The middling sort occupied the middle ranks of North American colonial society. The members of the middling sort shared modest living standards and knew their place in the social hierarchy of the colonial world. Their ...
... 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 and Boston ...
... England, middle colony merchants, farmers and artisans, especially those from Philadelphia and its prosperous agricultural hinterland, provided the whitecollar services, grains, mostly wheat, beef and pork as well as fish that ...
... England, whose voyages took months before any profit appeared on the ledgers. Just collecting a full complement of slaves for their ships also took a significant amount of time. For the lender, such exchanges produced a steady profit ...
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
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