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.
... industrial world and the emergence of America as a global power, The United States in World History examines: • the social and economic ... industries from the early twentieth century • the Cold War and its implications for United States ...
... economies, the development of a vigorous shipbuilding industry and the fielding of an active fleet of ocean-going ... economic interests and British warships for protection against hostile European ships. Of course the Atlantic Ocean and ...
... industry and the fashionable reading tastes of the city's upper strata. As part of a larger Atlantic world they ... economic, cultural, consumer, literary and labor connections that joined the British North American colonies to the Pan ...
... economic assets. Virtually nothing could be accomplished without them. They moved involuntary labor from the eastern ... industry sustained both this commerce and a substantial maritime construction industry. Ships also turned to ports ...
... industry lodged chiefly in Ulster. The ships needed return cargo, which the Irish emigrants readily supplied. Hard ... economies in the region's ports and towns also provided outlets for modest Scottish farmers who wanted to escape ...
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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