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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As her fleets and merchants expanded so did London, where 25 percent of its large and evergrowing population engaged in some aspect of maritime commerce. An explosion in population during the eighteenth century galvanized the developing ...
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 ...
Planters knew which ethnic groups from West Africa held this knowledge and when possible they purchased men and women from Gambia and the Windward Coast where rice sustained dense human populations. As much as the Chesapeake, ...
Scottish and ScottishIrish migration The British colonies in North America participated in a massive reordering of the populations on both sides of the Atlantic. By the mid and late eighteenth century human ties and interaction greatly ...
Significant population growth placed great pressure on resources in the countryside, which made migration the only viable choice for thousands. More than just a growing population, changes in farm methods and new means of production ...
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