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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... farmers seemingly beyond its reach. Merchants, whether in Boston or New York, relied on ships, the very heart of this vast mercantile system, to conduct this business. These ships moved products, information and people across the oceans ...
... farms. The plantation settlements along the North American coast and in the Caribbean also capitalized on this waterborne trade. Tobacco, long a staple of the Chesapeake, had achieved mass consumption status in England by the end of the ...
... farmers and artisans, especially those from Philadelphia and its prosperous agricultural hinterland, provided the whitecollar services, grains, mostly wheat, beef and pork as well as fish that maintained the caloric and protein needs of ...
... Farmers in the lowlands and the Highlands saw their rural worlds vanish under the weight of population growth and changes in production. Highlanders began to experience market-driven changes in agriculture as early as the 1720s and ...
... farmers, unlike its mostly urbanbased counterparts in England. These men and their families toiled away on the land producing wheat and other products, often sold abroad or to urban populations. In North American cities, craftsmen ...
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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