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The United States in World History : Themes in World History - Edward J. Davies

The United States in World History

Themes in World History

Paperback Published: 15th June 2006
ISBN: 9780415275309
Number Of Pages: 174

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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:

  • the dynamics of the British Atlantic community

  • the American revolution

  • the impact of industrialization on the US

  • the expansion of US consumer and cultural industries

  • the Cold War, and its implications for the US.

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.

Industry Reviews

"In skillful fashion, Davies briefly examines the British North American colonies within the mercantile system, then discusses migratory patterns that altered the ethnic and racial makeup of those colonies, as well as the social world of the gentry and poorer colonists." R.C. Cottrell, California State University, in CHOICE Reviews 2007

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Pan-British world in the late eighteenth centuryp. 3
The Pan-British world in the age of revolutionp. 21
Industrialization and the remaking of the world, 1750-1900p. 41
The global rise of corporationsp. 59
Raw materials and sustaining the global economyp. 77
The United States and Atlantic migrationp. 96
The United States and Latin Americap. 111
The United States and the Pacificp. 126
The United States and the world, 1945-2005p. 136
Epiloguep. 156
Conclusionp. 158
Indexp. 163
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ISBN: 9780415275309
ISBN-10: 041527530X
Series: Themes in World History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 174
Published: 15th June 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1