America in the World: United States History in Global Context: United States History in Global…

Paperback | January 9, 2007

byCarl Guarneri

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This text examines how larger global processes have had a role in each stage of American development, how this country's experiences were shared by people elsewhere, and how America's growing influence ultimately changed the world. By examining American history through a global lens, Carl Guarneri creates a framework that situates specific American events within the larger realm of world history.

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This text examines how larger global processes have had a role in each stage of American development, how this country's experiences were shared by people elsewhere, and how America's growing influence ultimately changed the world. By examining American history through a global lens, Carl Guarneri creates a framework that situates spec...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:January 9, 2007Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0072541156

ISBN - 13:9780072541151

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Table of Contents

Note from the Series Editors

Preface/Acknowledgments

Introduction: American History as if the World Mattered (and Vice Versa)

American History in Global Perspective

World History with America Included

The Debate over American Exceptionalism

Beyond Exceptionalism: Settler Societies, Global Economic Systems, and Geopolitics

Chapter 1: The New World Frontier in North America

Worlds Collide: Native American and European Societies in the Age of Exploration

Comparative Perspectives on British Colonialism

Ecological Imperialism and the Post-Columbian Exchange

Chapter 2: The British Colonies in the Atlantic World

The Atlantic System, the Slave Trade, and Colonial Society

The Great Frontier and the Great Divergence: America's Impact on Europe

The "Shot Heard 'Round the (Atlantic) World": The American Revolution

Chapter 3: Making A Nation

The United States as a New Nation

National Survival on Europe's Periphery

Frontier Expansion in Global Context

Comparative Views of Slavery, Civil War, and Emancipation

Chapter 4: Industrializing the Nation

The American Industrial Revolution

A Nation of Immigrants in a World of Migrants

The Debate over Socialism in the United States

The Rise of the Welfare State

Chapter 5: The Course of American Empire

The Course of American Empire

America's Overseas Empire in Comparative Perspective

Toward an American Century: World Wars and Global Engagement

Chapter 6: Challenges of Empire

The Cold War as Global Rivalry

Postwar American Trends in Global Setting

Globalization and American Empire