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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... eighteenth century human ties and interaction greatly enhanced the cohesiveness of the British commercial empire and bound the thousands who migrated to North America with their families and friends resident in the British Isles.
These depended on familial and ethnic networks that maintained ties between families, persons and individual communities. The Highland Scots who settled in North Carolina kept these ties alive through correspondence, notices in Scottish ...
... their professional skills and their new contacts with merchants and landholders to accumulate money and resources. Since they rotated back to Scotland, news traveled with them, as families of those who remained in North America ...
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.
Parents in notable families reared their young to see England as their ultimate destination and, if the opportunity arose, sent their children to London for an education. Unlike the Better Sort on the mainland, who purchased English ...
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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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