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.
Niđurstöđur 1 - 5 af 36
... relied on similar sources of inexpensive labor that fueled economic growth throughout the Western Hemisphere. United States corporations also created communities of professionals, managers and workers in states such as Mexico and Cuba ...
... distant markets, British settlers, including merchants, prospered in the decades before the revolution. Colonial merchants relied on financial networks that sustained these Atlantic 4 The Pan-British world in the eighteenth century.
... relied on credit as the chief means of transferring goods from sellers to buyers. Once on land, goods moved inland via traders to smaller urban places. Auctions enabled merchants to sell off overstocked or slow-moving goods. For more ...
... relied on European weapons and gunpowder purchased via the slave trade to conduct these wars. European flintlocks and gunpowder flowed into these coastal states. By the eighteenth century, the Oyo state, situated along the Bight of ...
... relied on deference between betters and inferiors. To insure proper behavior on the part of the Better Sort, courtesy books appeared to help the uninitiated navigate through the maze of ranks. Courtesy books demonstrated the power of ...
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
Toward the future