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 North American colonies contributed to the health of the British commercial system through the production of staple economies, the development of a vigorous shipbuilding industry and the fielding of an active fleet of ocean-going ...
Even more important, labor from West Africa incorporated their own rich knowledge of rice production into their management of the rice fields. Long experience in rice production gave these Africans a keen understanding of soil, ...
More than just a growing population, changes in farm methods and new means of production transformed relationships between landowners and tenants and between artisans and the market. These changes diminished the need for ...
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 ...
Beginning in the early eighteenth century, the sharp rise in the demand for sugar and 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 ...
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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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