America's China trade : a framework for linking the history profession with social studies curriculum

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Elizabeth Bateman Bond (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Lois V. Edinger

Abstract: The United States' trade with China began in 1784 with a single ship's voyage from New York City. From this modest beginning, an on-going, special relationship with China has grown. The history of Sino-American relations is more than economics; it is a history of cross-cultural transfers, affecting both of the trading partners. The first sixty years of this relationship is presented in this dissertation. The products and profits of this trade are examined in the ways in which they changed the economic development of the young republic, as well as the face of the young republic through the importation of architectural motifs, horticultural transplants, and other items of popular culture. A foundation is laid for an understanding of the second half of the nineteenth century when the relationship expanded to include increased merchant contacts, missionaries, and the military.

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Language: English
Date: 1987
United States $x Foreign economic relations $z China
China $x Foreign economic relations $z United States
United States $x Commerce $x History
China $x Commerce $x History

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