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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... The United States in World History examines: the social and economic systems of the British Atlantic community the American Revolution and its international dimensions the impact of industrialization on U.S. trade and the emergence ...
Few could escape the dependency on other regions and/or human communities to survive and prosper. The North American colonists also existed as part of a broader social world. The leadership in North America looked ...
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.
In Ireland the booming port of Belfast created an avenue of escape for many caught in these economic and social changes. Thousands of Ulster Scots left for the British colonies in North America in the 1760s and 1770s.
The social world of the British Atlantic The British Atlantic consisted of highly specialized economies and societies with very different histories. Inevitably these produced different social worlds. True nobilities existed in Ireland, ...
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