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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... Europeans. These migrations also joined other Atlantic states such as Argentina and Canada with Europe. The United States, then, relied on similar sources of inexpensive labor that fueled economic growth throughout the Western ...
... European ships. Of course the Atlantic Ocean and the rivers that flowed into it provided the means of moving people and goods across the great distances that separated departure points and destinations. The British North American ...
... European goods into colonial life and shipped out the exports that ultimately paid for these goods. The ports served as distributors for their large and, in some cases, dynamic hinterlands. Boston, Massachusetts, Newport, Rhode Island ...
... Europeans preferred the scent of tobacco in snuff. Scottish users, mostly men, also embraced tobacco, and by the end of the eighteenth century Scottish working women also took up the habit. As European and Scottish demand for tobacco ...
... European and Caribbean markets. Planters knew which ethnic groups from West Africa held this knowledge and when possible they purchased men and women from Gambia and the Windward Coast where rice sustained dense human populations. As ...
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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