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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For more distant locations not served by towns or local markets, peddlers brought the goods of the Atlantic world to farmers seemingly beyond its reach. Merchants, whether in Boston or New York, relied on ships, the very heart of this ...
New England ships actually imported food from the middle colonies to makeup for their own grain deficits, created by a growing population and unproductive farms. The plantation settlements along the North American coast and ...
Long experience in rice production gave these Africans a keen understanding of soil, rainfall needs, the employment of immersion in farming and the mechanics of using tidal water in rice production. West Africans also used their ...
The export of wheat from Pennsylvania also produced cash for local farmers who sold their grains to merchant mills. These produced high quality flour, some 40,000 barrels annually, for distant markets. Philadelphia made Southeastern ...
Farmers in the lowlands and the Highlands saw their rural worlds vanish under the weight of population growth and changes in production. Highlanders began to experience marketdriven changes in agriculture as early as the 1720s and 1730s ...
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