American beginnings, 1500-1900 Trading freedom : how trade with China defined early America

Type
Book
Authors
ISBN 13
9780226815589 
Category
CBHistory  [ Browse Items ]
Publication Year
2022 
Abstract
 
Description
"Dael Norwood reveals that much of America's early growth and self-definition was shaped by its multifarious relations with China. Correspondingly, he shows that America was not solely the product of its Atlantic engagements; the Pacific always played a critical role in economic, social, and cultural development. Norwood weaves together arguments about commerce, foreign policy, and immigration, connecting the growing US presence in the "China trade" with domestic developments, including Federalist-era debates over political economy and trade policy, the building of the transcontinental railroad, and the looming sectional struggle over slavery"-- Provided by publisher. 
Biblio Notes
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: America's Business with China -- Founding a Free, Trading Republic -- The Paradox of a Pacific Policy -- Troubled Waters -- Sovereign Rights, or America's First Opium Problem -- The Empire's New Roads -- This Slave Trade of the Nineteenth Century -- A Propped-Open Door -- Death of a Trade, Birth of a Market.  
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