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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... 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 rose so did the pressure on tobacco producers. They ...
... Scottish and Scottish-Irish migration The British colonies in North America participated in a massive reordering of the populations on both sides of the Atlantic. By the mid- and late eighteenth century human ties and interaction ...
... Scottish-Irish sought out other destinations. 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 ...
... Scottish sojourners developed an enclave strategy to exploit the resources of North America. These temporary visitors often consisted of businessmen who benefited from their lodging in a Scottish enclave. The residents who greeted these ...
... Scottish gentry, crude at best in the early eighteenth century, began to capitalize on the flow of British and Atlantic goods, especially after 1760. Tea and tea sets, pewter and fashionable cloths soon decorated the parlors and ...
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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