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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Ireland and Scotland exported textile, linen and/or food to England while purchasing manufactured goods. Ireland and Scotland also developed economic ties with the North American colonies. Similarly, the North American colonies engaged ...
... literary and labor connections that joined the British North American colonies to the PanBritish world. The chapter also compares the social dimensions of life in the North American colonies with Ireland, Scotland and England.
The North American colonies saw a jump of almost two million people during the 1700s while Great Britain and Ireland both saw their own populations grow dramatically in these decades. Drops in mortality, increased life expectancy and ...
For example, Scotland and Ireland witnessed substantial loss of people, beginning in the 1750s. These migrants usually ended in North America. They left their homes for many reasons. Significant population growth placed great pressure ...
In Ireland the booming port of Belfast created an avenue of escape for many caught in these economic and social changes. Thousands of Ulster Scots left for the British colonies in North America in the 1760s and 1770s.
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