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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Involuntary migration also created African mini worlds in the western Atlantic, constantly reinforced as mortality or demand called for more and more shiploads of Africans destined for the slave pens of the Caribbean or North America.
Scottish users, mostly men, also embraced tobacco, and by the end of the eighteenth century Scottish working women also took up the habit. As European and Scottish demand for tobacco rose so did the pressure on tobacco producers.
Philadelphia made Southeastern Pennsylvania affluent with its huge demand for local services and food as well as the profits its overseas trade generated for merchants, farmers, agents and creditors. Maryland and Virginia joined in ...
The demand for slaves also had indirect consequences for polities in West Africa. The Dahomean, Oyo and Ashanti states fought bitter wars for control of the slave trade and access to European goods. In part, they relied on European ...
At the same time, cattle and sheep began to replace the departing human populations throughout the region as the demand for their meat accelerated in the English markets. Similarly, Scottish textile artisans faced technological changes ...
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