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America and the World

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781421402963
Author(s): Lawrence A. Peskin
Format: Paperback
Year: 2011
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Dimensions: 152 x 19 x 229 (w x l x h)
Pages: 320
Pages: 13

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While the twenty-first century may well be the age of globalization, this book demonstrates that America has actually been at the cutting edge of globalization since Columbus landed here five centuries ago. Lawrence A. Peskin and Edmund F. Wehrle explore America's evolving connections with Europe, Africa, and Asia in the three areas that historically have been the indicators of global interaction: trade and industry, diplomacy and war, and the 'soft' power of ideas and culture. Framed in four chronological eras that mark phases in the long history of globalization, this book considers the impact of international events and trends on the American story as well as the influence America has exerted on world developments. Peskin and Wehrle discuss how the nature of this influence-whether economic, cultural, or military-fluctuated in each period. They demonstrate how technology and disease enabled Europeans to subjugate the New World as well as how colonial-American products transformed Europe and Africa and how post-revolutionary American ideas helped foment revolutions in Europe and elsewhere.
Next, the authors explore the American rise to global economic and military superpower-and how the accumulated might of the United States alienated many people around the world and bred dissent at home. During the civil rights movement, America borrowed much from the world as it sought to address the crippling 'social quest Please click here to ask a question
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