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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... islands in the Caribbean. Few slaves lived in the British Isles yet their presence in the North American colonies and the Caribbean depended on the shipping, manufacturing and financial services provided by those in the eastern Atlantic ...
... Island, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New York City, New York and Charleston, and South Carolina constituted the major seaports in the western Atlantic. The North American shipbuilding industry sustained both this commerce and a ...
... Island and Boston, Massachusetts, vigorously participated in the business of trafficking human cargo. Smaller ocean ... islands. New England slavers also picked up bills of exchange and hard currency that later helped pay for ...
... islands in this sea embodied the singular dedication to one crop, sugar. This commitment made the Caribbean sugar islands critically dependent on the North American colonies for food and white-collar services and on Great Britain for ...
... Island cargo ships. For the North American elites, these houses also served as important signs of refinement and gentility, characteristics of the Better Sort. They also demonstrated the interaction of trade and commerce with the social ...
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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