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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... production of staple economies, the development of a vigorous shipbuilding industry and the fielding of an active fleet of ocean-going ships. The North American colonists also reaped important benefits from participating in this ...
... production into their management of the rice fields. Long experience in rice production gave these Africans a keen understanding of soil, rainfall needs, the employment of immersion in farming and the mechanics of using tidal water in ...
... production transformed relationships between landowners and tenants and between artisans and the market. These changes diminished the need for rural and artisan labor. In Ireland the booming port of Belfast created an avenue of escape ...
... production. Highlanders began to experience market-driven changes in agriculture as early as the 1720s and 1730s. These accelerated after the 1770s. Large landowners consolidated their holdings and replaced small-scale leaseholders with ...
... production of other staples such as rice and tobacco accelerated the growth of the slave trade and pushed hundreds of thousands of Africans across the same ocean. In fact, the slave trade reached peaks during the 1760s and 1770s when ...
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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