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.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. The PanBritish World in the Eighteenth Century 3. The PanBritish World in the Age of Revolution 4. Revolutions Throughout the Atlantic World 5. Industrialization and the Remaking of the World 6. The Rise of Corporations and the World 7. Raw Materials and Sustaining the World Economy 8. The United States, Migration and the World 9. The United States and the World, Latin America 10. The United States and the World, The Pacific and Asia 11. Conclusion. Index
Edward J. Davies, II is an Associate Professor at the University of Utah. He has recently served on the Advisory Board for National Geographic’s world history publication focusing on North America. He has also served on the Executive Committee for the World History Association.
"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