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.
From inside the book
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... international dimensions the impact of industrialization on U.S. trade and the emergence of the 'corporation' in the nineteenth century the expansion of U.S. consumer and cultural industries from the early twentieth century the Cold ...
This chapter, then, focuses intensely on the economic, cultural, consumer, literary and labor connections that joined the British North American colonies to the PanBritish world. The chapter also compares the social dimensions of life ...
By the 1750s it enjoyed a legion of buyers in the expanding markets of urban consumers in Europe and especially in France, the largest buyer of North American tobacco. Europeans preferred the scent of tobacco in snuff.
Close ties developed between the booksellers and the agents of the colonial consumers, including “churches, colleges, and gentlemen's ... Manners and behavior, even more than the flood of consumer goods, defined the Better Sort.
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