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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... its international dimensions • the impact of industrialization on U.S. trade and the emergence of the 'corporation' in the nineteenth century • the expansion of U.S. consumer and cultural industries from the early twentieth century ...
United States corporations, including services companies such as McDonald's, appeared in every major region of the world. United States popular culture moved quickly through mass marketing, Hollywood movies and television programs.
They participated in a transatlantic literary culture anchored by the London publishing industry and the fashionable reading tastes of the city's upper strata. As part of a larger Atlantic world they shared many of the tastes and social ...
The gentry The upper strata in the North American and Caribbean colonies and the Eastern Atlantic shared the cultural practices of the British gentry. In North America the Better Sort, as contemporaries knew them, embraced the styles ...
Courtesy books demonstrated the power of “European culture” to extend its reach to the very edges of the Pan-British world. These books originated hundreds of years earlier and grew in sophistication and appeal over the decades.
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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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