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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The PanBritish world in the late eighteenth century Introduction By the early eighteenth century, the English had established a series of colonies along the Atlantic coast of North America. These stretched from what became Massachusetts ...
The British North American colonies joined other British holdings in this larger economic world. Ireland and Scotland exported textile, linen and/or food to England while purchasing manufactured goods. Ireland and Scotland also ...
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 Atlantic.
Boston, New York City and other colonial ports looked to London, which stood at the center of the British Atlantic world. ... The North American colonies saw a jump of almost two million people during the 1700s while Great Britain and ...
New England ships also helped sustain the growing carrying trade between the northern colonies and the Caribbean sugar ... markets of urban consumers in Europe and especially in France, the largest buyer of North American tobacco.
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