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 ...
For example, Scotland and Ireland witnessed substantial loss of people, beginning in the 1750s. These migrants usually ended in North America. They left their homes for many reasons. Significant population growth placed great pressure ...
By the 1790s a “permanent labor migration” back to western Scotland took root as Ulster Scots sought out new sources of income. This migration joined an older stream of skilled Ulster workers “recruited” for the Scottish linen industry.
They also transferred news about the migrants and their experiences to their family, friends and communities in Scotland. Scottish sojourners developed an enclave strategy to exploit the resources of North America.
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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
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