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 United States, then, relied on similar sources of inexpensive labor that fueled economic growth throughout the Western Hemisphere. United States corporations also created communities of professionals, managers and workers in states ...
Colonial merchants relied on financial networks that sustained these Atlantic connections. Participants in these networks lent and borrowed money that sustained commercial exchanges, including the vast slave trade.
In part, they relied on European weapons and gunpowder purchased via the slave trade to conduct these wars. European flintlocks and gunpowder flowed into these coastal states. By the eighteenth century, the Oyo state, situated along the ...
A society built on status also relied on deference between betters and inferiors. To insure proper behavior on the part of the Better Sort, courtesy books appeared to help the uninitiated navigate through the maze of ranks.
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