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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They also depended on British laws to protect their economic interests and British warships for protection against hostile European ships. Of course the Atlantic Ocean and the rivers Chapter 2 ...
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.
New England ships, principally from Newport, Rhode Island and Boston, Massachusetts, vigorously participated in the business of trafficking human cargo. Smaller oceanside ports such as Savannah, Georgia depended on New England ships for ...
Rice, too, depended on water transport for its vitality. Rice emerged as a central export along the Carolina and Georgia coasts during the eighteenth century. Ships hauled rice to European and Caribbean markets and they brought African ...
The colonials depended on British lenders in London to support the slave trade. Financial figures in the British capital provided the resources that held together the slaving enterprise so central in the economic life of planters in the ...
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