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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United States' foreign policy also led to the establishment of financial protectorates in the Caribbean and Central America. In some ways, the British protectorate in Egypt inspired those who administered the United States' presence in ...
They drew the labor for their tobacco, rice and indigo plantations from Africa and they prospered by sustaining British sugar colonies in the Caribbean. They also depended on British laws to protect their economic interests and British ...
Similarly, the North American colonies engaged in a series of thriving commercial exchanges with British sugar colonies in the Caribbean. In turn, the sugar colonies sold their valuable commodity to the North American colonies and other ...
At the bottom of the social hierarchy, enslaved Africans or African Americans toiled away for white masters in the Carolinas and Chesapeake region and, especially, on the British sugar islands in the Caribbean. Few slaves lived in the ...
They moved involuntary labor from the eastern Atlantic westward to plantations in North America and the Caribbean. They carried raw materials back from the Chesapeake to London, Glasgow, Liverpool and Bristol and took out finished ...
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