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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World historians have uncovered patterns of disease that proved fundamental in understanding the settlement of North and South America. Globalization, a new buzzword of the twentyfirst century, describes the.
These stretched from what became Massachusetts in the north to Georgia in the south. The English claimed land emptied by disease, war, or treaty from the indigenous and then settled in increasingly greater numbers.
Boston, Massachusetts, Newport, Rhode Island, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New York City, New York and Charleston, and South Carolina constituted the major seaports in the western Atlantic. The North American shipbuilding industry ...
In particular, New England ship owners joined the British slavers in the profitable, if inhumane, trafficking of humans from West Africa to the colonial south and the Caribbean. New England ships, principally from Newport, Rhode Island ...
Large landowners consolidated their holdings and replaced smallscale leaseholders with sheep intended for English urban markets to the south, a shift particularly acute after 1760. These changes sent many young people across the ...
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