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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The English claimed land emptied by disease, war, or treaty from the indigenous and then settled in increasingly greater numbers. By the mid and late 1700s, North American colonies formed a critical part of the commercial empire British ...
Migration pushed streams of individuals across borders, oceans and forests to seek out land and new economic opportunities. Involuntary migration also created African mini worlds in the western Atlantic, constantly reinforced as ...
Once on land, goods moved inland via traders to smaller urban places. Auctions enabled merchants to sell off overstocked or slowmoving goods. For more distant locations not served by towns or local markets, peddlers brought the goods of ...
... Scottish working women also took up the habit. As European and Scottish demand for tobacco rose so did the pressure on tobacco producers. They faced the challenge of expanding the amount of land under cultivation and bringing more.
expanding the amount of land under cultivation and bringing more African Americans to be slave laborers on their plantations. Rice, too, depended on water transport for its vitality. Rice emerged as a central export along the Carolina ...
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