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.
From inside the book
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At the bottom of the social hierarchy, enslaved Africans or African Americans toiled away for white masters in the Carolinas and Chesapeake region and, especially, on the British sugar islands in the Caribbean.
Boston, Massachusetts, Newport, Rhode Island, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New York City, New York and Charleston, and South Carolina constituted the major seaports in the western Atlantic. The North American shipbuilding industry ...
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 ...
New England ships also helped sustain the growing carrying trade between the northern colonies and the Caribbean sugar islands. New England slavers also picked up bills of exchange and hard currency that later helped pay for ...
The British islands in this sea embodied the singular dedication to one crop, sugar. This commitment made the Caribbean sugar islands ... The islands could have existed in no other way once they committed to sugar as their main export.
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