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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... 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 such as Mexico and Cuba.
Straddling the River Thames, London housed extensive shipyards, numerable wet and dry docks, customs houses, and one of the largest communities of seamen and maritime workers in the world. The country's port facilities sustained fleets ...
By the 1790s a “permanent labor migration” back to western Scotland took root as Ulster Scots sought out new sources of income. This migration joined an older stream of skilled Ulster workers “recruited” for the Scottish linen industry.
Market pressures forced an emphasis on volume and speed, to the detriment of skilled workers. They sought to reestablish their skilled trades in North America. Broad economic and workplace changes precipitated a substantial stream of ...
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