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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... 'corporation' in the nineteenth century the expansion of U.S. consumer and cultural industries from the early twentieth century the Cold War and its implications for United States economic and political power throughout the globe.
My mother, Mary, gave me her support and encouragement as she has throughout my academic life. Neither the book nor my career would have been possible without her. My only wish is that my late father could be here for my mother and to ...
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 ...
At the same time, cattle and sheep began to replace the departing human populations throughout the region as the demand for their meat accelerated in the English markets. Similarly, Scottish textile artisans faced technological changes ...
The gentry in Scotland also embraced the sophisticated lifestyle that marked high social status throughout the British Atlantic world. The Scottish gentry, crude at best in the early eighteenth century ...
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