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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... land emptied by disease, war, or treaty from the indigenous and then settled in increasingly greater numbers. By the mid- and late 1700s, North American colonies formed a critical part of the commercial empire British merchants built ...
... land, goods moved inland via traders to smaller urban places. Auctions enabled merchants to sell off overstocked or slow-moving goods. For more distant locations not served by towns or local markets, peddlers brought the goods of the ...
... land under cultivation and bringing more African Americans to be slave laborers on their plantations. Rice, too, depended on water transport for its vitality. Rice emerged as a central export along the Carolina and Georgia coasts during ...
... land rents, these men and women sought cheap land, widely available in North America. A few even journeyed to the West Indies. Yet, the Scottish-Irish sought out other destinations. By the 1790s a “permanent labor migration” back to ...
... land producing wheat and other products, often sold abroad or to urban populations. In North American cities, craftsmen, retailers, minor jobbers and innkeepers belonged to the Middling Sort. They provided services and goods to their ...
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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