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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... ships. The North American colonists also reaped important benefits from participating in this commercial empire. They drew the labor for their tobacco, rice and indigo plantations from Africa and they prospered by sustaining British ...
... ships and moved the vital cargo that constituted the heart of commercial exchange. At the bottom of the social hierarchy, enslaved Africans or African Americans toiled away for white masters in the Carolinas and Chesapeake region and ...
... ships, the very heart of this vast mercantile system, to conduct this business. 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 ...
... ships, principally from Newport, Rhode Island and Boston, Massachusetts, vigorously participated in the business of trafficking human cargo. Smaller ocean-side ports such as Savannah, Georgia depended on New England ships for their ...
Edward J. Davies, II. century. Ships hauled rice to European and Caribbean markets and they brought African labor to the Carolina and Georgia coasts. The African labor provided the muscle for the rice plantations. Even more important ...
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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