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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United States corporations, including services companies such as McDonald's, appeared in every major region of the world. United States popular culture moved quickly through mass marketing, Hollywood movies and television programs.
Migration also brought together disparate regions of the Atlantic world. Migration pushed streams of individuals across borders, oceans and forests to seek out land and new economic opportunities. Involuntary migration also created ...
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.
After 1750, Baltimore, Maryland developed into an important maritime stop because of the flourishing grain trade in the region and the major flour mills that appeared in the city to process the grains. These thrived for most of the ...
The healthy economies in the region's ports and towns also provided outlets for modest Scottish farmers who wanted to escape from a deteriorating agricultural world. At the same time, cattle and sheep began to replace the departing ...
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