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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Introduction By the early eighteenth century, the English had established a series of colonies along the Atlantic coast of North America. These stretched from what became Massachusetts in the north to Georgia in the south.
The North American colonists also existed as part of a broader social world. The leadership in North America looked to London and its fashionable style and behavior for their inspiration. They participated in a transatlantic literary ...
Colonial merchants relied on financial networks that sustained these Atlantic connections. ... They moved involuntary labor from the eastern Atlantic westward to plantations in North America and the Caribbean. They carried raw materials ...
Such widespread growth also accounted for the expanding markets in North America and across the Atlantic where colonial merchants conducted so much of their business. The British North American settlements reaped tremendous benefits ...
This commitment made the Caribbean sugar islands critically dependent on the North American colonies for food and ... Like their counterparts in New England, middle colony merchants, farmers and artisans, especially those from ...
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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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