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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He helped provide me with fiscal and material resources to learn world history and to develop the course, The United States in world history. He also included me in many trips to Asia that broadened my own perception of the world.
By the late twentieth century the United States had developed powerful economic and military institutions. These enabled the country to drive changes across the planet. The Cold War with the late Soviet Union signaled this new capacity, ...
Ireland and Scotland also developed economic ties with the North American colonies. Similarly, the North American colonies engaged in a series of thriving commercial exchanges with British sugar colonies in the Caribbean.
After 1750, Baltimore, Maryland developed into an important maritime stop because of the flourishing grain trade in the region and the major flour mills that appeared in the city to process the grains. These thrived for most of the ...
Ironically, the new agricultural system that developed actually demanded more labor yet the appeal of land and the economic independence in North America far outweighed the advantages of staying in the lowlands. The healthy economies in ...
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