By Larry Schweikart, Dave Dougherty
The bestselling historians flip their concentration to America’s position on this planet because the finish of worldwide struggle II
Schweikart, writer of the number 1 New York Times bestseller A Patriot’s background of the United States, and Dougherty take a serious examine the US, from the postwar increase to her look for id within the twenty-first century.
The moment quantity of A Patriot’s heritage of the fashionable World selections up in 1945 with a global irrevocably altered by way of global struggle II and a strong, successful usa. yet new foes and demanding situations quickly arose: the growing to be sphere of Communist impression, adversarial dictatorships and unreliable socialist allies, the emergence of China as an fiscal contender, and the specter of global Islamification.
The booklet reestablishes the argument of yank exceptionalism and the interaction of our democratic pillars—Judeo-Christian non secular ideals, loose industry capitalism, land possession, and customary law—around the world.
Schweikart and Dougherty supply a desirable conservative background of the final six many years.
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Extra info for A Patriot's History of the Modern World, Vol. II: From the Cold War to the Age of Entitlement, 1945-2012
To investigate work and labor in early America, then, to understand what was free and what was not, and when and why, and how the whole intricate structure was maintained, one must pull apart a putatively familiar phenomenon. For the most part the variegated legal culture of work and labor that empirical research exposes does not correspond to consistent conceptual polarities of free and unfree. As we pursue the exercise, however, we will find that certain broad distinctions resist reconstruction.
Curtin, The Atlantic Slave Trade: A Census (Madison, 1969), 136–46; Aaron Fogleman, “Migration to the Thirteen British North American Colonies,” Journal of Interdisciplinary History , 22, 4 (Spring 1992), 697–8, 700; Aaron S. Fogleman, “From Slaves, Convicts and Servants to Free Passengers: The Transformation of Immigration in the Era of the American Revolution,” Journal of American History , 85, 1 (June 1998), 44, 69–70, 73; O’Malley, “Beyond the Middle Passage,” 166. For a summary of overall migration, offering distinct but compatible numbers (520,000 European, 263,000 African), see James Horn and Philip D.
The trends are the same; the variation comes down to assessment of precisely how rapidly the population is growing at particular intervals. Morgan,Slave Counterpoint , 58–62 (incl. tables 9 and 10); O’Malley, “Beyond the Middle Passage,” 140, 142 (table 2), 143. Manning: “Setteynge many on Worke” 27 The Lower South’s reliance on slave importation for labor meant that for most of the century the region’s white population formed a smaller proportion of total population than in the Chesapeake. Blacks comprised 20 percent of the region’s introduced population in 1700, 37 percent by 1720, and peaked at 47 percent in 1740.
A Patriot's History of the Modern World, Vol. II: From the Cold War to the Age of Entitlement, 1945-2012 by Larry Schweikart, Dave Dougherty