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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They also depended on British laws to protect their economic interests and British warships for protection against hostile European ships. Of course the Atlantic Ocean and the rivers that flowed into it ...
... 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. They provided the muscle that sustained the ships and ...
Merchants, whether in Boston or New York, relied on 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.
In particular, New England ship owners joined the British slavers in the profitable, if inhumane, trafficking of humans from West Africa to the colonial south and the Caribbean. New England ships, principally from Newport, Rhode Island ...
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, labor from West Africa ...
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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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