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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... depended on British laws to protect their economic interests and British warships for protection against hostile European ships. Of course the Atlantic Ocean and the rivers that flowed into it provided the means of moving people and ...
... depended on the shipping, manufacturing and financial services provided by those in the eastern Atlantic. Interdependency marked all dimensions of the British North American colonies and the larger Pan-British world. This chapter, then ...
... depended on New England ships for their supply of Africans destined for rice and indigo plantations. New England slave ships also picked up naval stores from North Carolina and shipped them along with molasses from the Caribbean to New ...
... depended on its connections to other parts of the Atlantic commercial empire to survive. The British islands in this sea embodied the singular dedication to one crop, sugar. This commitment made the Caribbean sugar islands critically ...
Edward J. Davies, II. world. The colonials depended on British lenders in London to support the slave trade. Financial figures in the British capital provided the resources that held together the slaving enterprise so central in the ...
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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