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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... London and its fashionable style and behavior for their inspiration. They participated in a transatlantic literary culture anchored by the London publishing industry and the fashionable reading tastes of the city's upper strata. As part ...
... London, which stood at the center of the British Atlantic world. Straddling the River Thames, London housed extensive shipyards, numerable wet and dry docks, customs houses, and one of the largest communities of seamen and maritime ...
... lacked the funds to conduct long-term business operations. These funds remained in short supply in the Atlantic world. The colonials depended on British lenders in London to The Pan-British world in the eighteenth century 7.
... London to support the slave trade. Financial figures in the British capital provided the resources that held together the slaving enterprise so central in the economic life of planters in the western Atlantic. These lenders generously ...
... London fashion. Behavior, possessions and elegant speech marked the Better Sort and separated them from the vast majority of colonial society. Education, a cosmopolitan view of the world and a sense of command and superiority bred into ...
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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