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 study argues that Exceptionalism masks patterns of human interaction that join the United States and its citizens to the world and its diverse peoples. Chapter 2 The PanBritish world in the late eighteenth century.
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 ...
Interdependency marked all dimensions of the British North American colonies and the larger PanBritish world. This chapter, then, focuses intensely on the economic, cultural, consumer, literary and labor connections that joined the ...
Courtesy books demonstrated the power of “European culture” to extend its reach to the very edges of the PanBritish world. These books originated hundreds of years earlier and grew in sophistication and appeal over the decades.
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