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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Ireland and Scotland exported textile, linen and/or food to England while purchasing manufactured goods. Ireland and Scotland also developed economic ties with the North American colonies. Similarly, the North American colonies engaged ...
As part of a larger Atlantic world they shared many of the tastes and social distinctions that marked the gentry in Ireland and Scotland as well as England proper. The middling sort occupied the middle ranks of North American colonial ...
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 ...
Like their counterparts in New 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 ...
These lenders generously awarded credit to slave traders, such as those from New 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 ...
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