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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These enabled the country to drive changes across the planet. The Cold War with the late Soviet Union signaled this new capacity, one that technology helped sustain and then expanded as the century came to close.
Yet, for many in the country, Exceptionalism remains its cornerstone. Its moral vision, its freedoms, its openness and its lack of fixed economic classes makes the United States the one nation in which all other states and peoples find ...
The country's port facilities sustained fleets of British warships that constantly needed upgrading, and built new ships. The city's mercantile and financial people accumulated the huge amounts of currency to handle the enormous costs ...
Still, these men and their families lived in grand country estates and enjoyed a sumptuous life in comparison with the ordinary people of the day. They acquired a quality education, wore stylish clothes and spoke elegantly.
The members of the Quality, as locals knew them, built grand country houses and even grander public buildings in Dublin, the epicenter of Anglo-Irish cultural and political power. Using English models, Irish gentlemen with architectural ...
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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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