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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... population engaged in some aspect of maritime commerce. An explosion in population during the eighteenth century galvanized the developing Atlantic economy. The North American colonies saw a jump of almost two million people during the ...
... population and unproductive 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 ...
... populations. As much as the Chesapeake, the Caribbean 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 ...
... populations on both sides of the Atlantic. By the mid- and late eighteenth century human ties and interaction greatly ... population, changes in farm methods and new means of production transformed relationships between landowners and ...
... population growth and changes in production. Highlanders began to experience market-driven changes in agriculture as ... populations throughout the region as the demand for their meat accelerated in the English markets. Similarly ...
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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