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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An explosion in population during the eighteenth century galvanized the developing Atlantic economy. ... million people during the 1700s while Great Britain and Ireland both saw their own populations grow dramatically in these decades.
New England ships actually imported food from the middle colonies to makeup for their own grain deficits, created by a growing population and unproductive farms. The plantation settlements along the North American coast and in the ...
Planters knew which ethnic groups from West Africa held this knowledge and when possible they purchased men and women from Gambia and the Windward Coast where rice sustained dense human populations. As much as the Chesapeake, ...
Scottish and Scottish-Irish migration The British colonies in North America participated in a massive reordering of the populations on both sides of the Atlantic. By the mid- and late eighteenth century human ties and interaction ...
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 ...
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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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