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.
... sugar colonies in the Caribbean. In turn, the sugar colonies sold their valuable commodity to the North American colonies and other parts of the British trading system. Migration also brought together disparate regions of the Atlantic ...
... sugar islands in the Caribbean. Few slaves lived in the British Isles yet their presence in the North American colonies and the Caribbean depended on the shipping, manufacturing and financial services provided by those in the eastern ...
... sugar islands. New England slavers also picked up bills of exchange and hard currency that later helped pay for manufactured goods imported from Great Britain. New England ships actually imported food from the middle colonies to makeup ...
... sugar. This commitment made the Caribbean sugar islands critically dependent on the North American colonies for food and white-collar services and on Great Britain for investments, plantation managers and naval protection. The islands ...
... sugar and production of other staples such as rice and tobacco accelerated the growth of the slave trade and pushed hundreds of thousands of Africans across the same ocean. In fact, the slave trade reached peaks during the 1760s and ...
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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