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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Yet, the United States also exported much. Its racial code moved with it to the Philippines, its one formal colony. By the late twentieth century the United States had developed powerful economic and military institutions.
Ireland and Scotland exported textile, linen and/or food to England while purchasing manufactured goods. Ireland and Scotland also developed economic ties with the North American colonies. Similarly, the North American colonies engaged ...
They facilitated the introduction of European goods into colonial life and shipped out the exports that ultimately paid for these goods. The ports served as distributors for their large and, in some cases, dynamic hinterlands.
There molasses served as the basis for rum making, a major export of New England, while naval stores supplied shipbuilders with essential products for ship construction, the central business in New England's maritime world.
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 labor to the Carolina and Georgia coasts.
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