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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Colonial merchants also depended on the Royal Navy that protected their commercial cargo and passengers alike. Under the umbrella of British protection and with access to distant markets, British settlers, including merchants, ...
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 ...
... markets in North America and across the Atlantic where colonial merchants conducted so much of their business. The British North American settlements reaped tremendous benefits because of their connections with distant markets.
By the 1750s it enjoyed a legion of buyers in the expanding markets of urban consumers in Europe and especially in France, the largest buyer of North American tobacco. Europeans preferred the scent of tobacco in snuff.
Ships hauled rice to European and Caribbean markets and they brought African labor to the Carolina and Georgia coasts. The African labor provided the muscle for the rice plantations. Even more important, labor from West Africa ...
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