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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... South America. Globalization, a new buzzword of the twenty-first century, describes the weakening of the nation and its borders as economic institutions, media, finance and a host of other transnational phenomena assume dominance in ...
... south. The English claimed land emptied by disease, war, or treaty from the indigenous and then settled in increasingly greater numbers. By the mid- and late 1700s, North American colonies formed a critical part of the commercial empire ...
... South Carolina constituted the major seaports in the western Atlantic. The North American shipbuilding industry sustained both this commerce and a substantial maritime construction industry. Ships also turned to ports for maintenance ...
... south and the Caribbean. New England ships, principally from Newport, Rhode Island and Boston, Massachusetts, vigorously participated in the business of trafficking human cargo. Smaller ocean-side ports such as Savannah, Georgia ...
... south, a shift particularly acute after 1760. These changes sent many young people across the Atlantic to the British colonies where they hoped abundant land would revive their flagging economic fortunes. The colonies also promised ...
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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