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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... societies and religions – allowing comparisons of relevant similarities and differences. Each book in the series helps ... society and human life. Gender in World History Peter N. Stearns Migration in World History Patrick Manning ...
... society. The members of the middling sort shared modest living standards and knew their place in the social hierarchy of the colonial world. Their counterparts in the British Isles also lived in modest conditions distinct from the upper ...
... society. Education, a cosmopolitan view of the world and a sense of command and superiority bred into the Better Sort also distanced them from their social inferiors. The appeal of grand country houses befitting the colonial gentry soon ...
... societies.” A society built on status also 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 ...
... societies and built their own private libraries often filled with books that circulated throughout the Anglo-American world. These demonstrated a substantial psychological investment in their books and distinguished the Anglo-Irish ...
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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