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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mortality or demand called for more and more shiploads of Africans destined for the slave pens of the Caribbean or North America. Few could escape the dependency on other regions and/or human communities to survive and prosper.
Participants in these networks lent and borrowed money that sustained commercial exchanges, including the vast slave trade. Desperately short of money, British colonists relied on credit as the chief means of transferring goods from ...
New England slave ships also picked up naval stores from North Carolina and shipped them along with molasses from the Caribbean to New ... African slaves in the Caribbean produced the molasses so important for New England's economy.
Slave owners in North America were inextricably bound to the slave trade. Yet, the plantation operators simply lacked the funds to conduct long-term business operations. These funds remained in short supply in the Atlantic world.
The colonials depended on British lenders in London to support the slave trade. Financial figures in the British capital provided the resources that held together the slaving enterprise so central in the economic life of planters in 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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