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Hardly ever has a ebook so filled with actual and good researched authentic details been so generally learn and popularly acclaimed. This moment variation of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language has been absolutely revised for a brand new iteration of language-lovers. The booklet is longer and contains broad new fabric on international English and web English, as well as thoroughly up-to-date facts, extra examining feedback and different references. First variation Hb (1995): 0-521-40179-8 First variation Pb (1997): 0-521-59655-6 David Crystal is a number one authority on language, and writer of many books, together with so much lately Shakespeare's phrases (Penguin, 2002), Language and the web (Cambridge, 2001) and Language loss of life (Cambridge, 2000). An the world over popular author, magazine editor, lecturer and broadcaster, he acquired an Order of the British Empire in 1995 for his companies to the English language.

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The doctrine made an even more impressive appearance in 1895 when Secretary of State Richard Olney restrained Britain in a boundary dispute with Venezuela. ” London gulped, stepped back, and came to definitive terms with the Monroe Doctrine. S. continental drive came to a successful conclusion in the second half of the nineteenth century. The United States passed through its moment of maximum danger as a sectional dispute over slavery in new territories degenerated into political paralysis by the 1850s and thence into civil war.

The burgeoning nation was 22 N I N E T E E N T H- C E N T U R Y F O U N D AT IO N S increasingly integrated administratively and tied together by transport and communications. A European outpost was turning into a formidable territorial giant. THE PREMIER ECONOMY Conquering and securing a continent was an essential but hardly in itself sufficient condition to moving toward ascendancy. Americans needed to develop wealth if they were to cut a larger figure on the world stage. This they did with astonishing success over the course of the nineteenth century.

In 1860 they stood behind the leaders, Britain and France. S. ¹⁹ This stunning material leap forward was the product of an economic expansion the likes of which had never before been seen anywhere in the North Atlantic world. Long-term growth rates in Europe between 1000 and 1820 averaged below half a percent a year, and even in the lands that would become the United States the rates in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries were higher but still below 1 percent during this early settlement phase.

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