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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The meaner sort, namely the slaves and the sailors, engaged in grueling and often dangerous labor. Sailors spent time in ports such as Boston and New York City that helped sustain the colonies along the western Atlantic shores.
These ships moved products, information and people across the oceans to all ports. As the chief and most efficient means of transportation, ships stood at the top of the list of vital economic assets. Virtually nothing could be ...
Smaller ocean-side ports such as Savannah, Georgia depended on New England ships for their supply of Africans destined for rice and indigo plantations. New England slave ships also picked up naval stores from North Carolina and shipped ...
Norfolk, Virginia also grew into a substantial port because of its proximity to the Caribbean and the port's growing hinterland that produced goods for the Caribbean islands. Merchants in Maryland and Virginia also began to build their ...
Oyo slave dealers sold Africans captured in war and raids to North American buyers through Gold Coast ports such as Lagos and Porto Novo. Scottish and Scottish-Irish migration The British colonies in North America participated in a ...
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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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