The Twentieth Century and Beyond: A Global History

The Twentieth Century and Beyond: A Global History

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By (author) Richard Goff, By (author) Walter G. Moss, By (author) Janice Terry, By (author) Jiu-Hwa Upshur, By (author) Michael Schroeder

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  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Higher Education
  • Format: Paperback | 640 pages
  • Dimensions: 201mm x 231mm x 28mm | 998g
  • Publication date: 12 January 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 007320692X
  • ISBN 13: 9780073206929
  • Edition: 7, Revised
  • Edition statement: 7th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 899,432

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Written by a diverse group of scholars who bring their regional expertise together, this best-selling text offers a balanced treatment of global events and developments in the twentieth century and beyond. By integrating key themes of science and technology, economics, political and social developments, international relationships, and cultural trends throughout its chronological chapters, the book uses its organization as a key tool to help students appreciate this important period in global history. Its clear prose weaves basic factual information and analysis together to create a student-friendly text, while still allowing for professors' personal interpretations. This seventh edition incorporates the latest scholarship on twentieth century history, including the work of a new co-author, Michael Schroeder, and addresses key issues of twenty-first century concern, including terrorism, the environment, and more.

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Richard Goff is Professor of History at Eastern Michigan University. He received his A.B. from Duke University and was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Cornell and a James B. Duke Fellow at Duke, where he received his Ph.D. He has taught twentieth-century world history since 1975. He is the author of Confederate Supply and of articles in the Encyclopedia of Southern History and the Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. He is the editor and co-author of two other college textbooks, A Survey of Western Civilization and World History. Walter Moss is Professor of History at Eastern Michigan University, where he has taught history since 1970. He attended Xavier University in Cincinnati and received his Ph.D. from Georgetown University. He is the author of A History of Russia, 2 vols. (McGraw-Hill, 1997). He also co-authored Growing Old and edited Humanistic Perspectives on Aging. He has written numerous book reviews and several articles on Russian history, literature, and philosophy and has traveled on many occasions to Russia, the former Soviet Union, and other parts of Europe. He is the author of Alexander II and His Times: A Narrative History of Russia in the Age of Alexander II, Tolstoy, and Dostoevsky (http://www.emich.edu/public/history/moss), to be published by Anthem Press (Wimbledon Publishing Company) in 2001. He is co-editor along with Terry and Upshur of The Twentieth Century: Readings in Global History. Janice Terry is Professor of History at Eastern Michigan University with a specialty in the modern Middle East. She received her Ph.D. history from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She is the author of The Wafd, 1919-1952: Cornerstone of Egyptian Political Power and Mistaken Identity: Arab Stereotypes in Popular Writing and has contributed to numerous anthologies and journals. She is also the co-editor of The Arab Studies Quarterly and has lived and traveled extensively throughout the Middle East and Africa. She is another a co-author, along with Goff and Upshur, of the textbook World History and co-editor, along with Moss and Upshur, of The Twentieth Century: Readings in Global History. Jiu-Hwa Upshur is Professor of History at Eastern Michigan University. She received her B.A. from the University of Sydney and Ph.D. in Chinese history from the University of Michigan, where she was a Rackham Prize Fellow. She is the author of book reviews and numerous articles on Chinese history and two catalogs on Chinese art. She is coauthor, along with Goff and Terry, of World History, and coeditor of Lives and Times: Readings in World History and (with Moss and Terry) of The Twentieth Century: Readings in Global History. She chaired the World History Committee of the College Board between 1996-1999 and is currently a member of the Praxis II Social Studies National Advisory Committee of the Educational Testing Service and of the Review Board of "Establishing a New Teaching Field: World History for the Twenty-first Century," funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the College Board. She has lived and traveled extensively in East Asia, India, and Australia.

Table of contents

1. 1900: A Preview of the Twentieth Century PART I: THE ERA OF IMPERIALISM 2. General Trends before World War I 3. The Great Powers of Europe 4. The European Conquest of Africa 5. The Americas 6. Imperialism in Asia and the Pacific 7. The Origins of World War I 8. World War I PART II: THE ERA OF REVOLUTION AND WAR 9. General Trends in the Interwar Years 10. Russia's Three Revolutions, 1917-1932 11. Postwar Settlements and Europe in the 1920s 12. Economic and Social Upheaval in the Americas 13. East Asia between the World Wars 14. Nationalist Struggles in India and Southeast Asia 15. Anticolonialism in the Middle East and Africa 16. Dictatorship and Democracy in Europe during the 1930s 17. Aggression in the 1930s 18. World War II PART III: THE ERA OF THE COLD WAR AND THE COLLAPSE OF EMPIRES 19. General Trends in the Era of the Cold War and the Collapse ofEmpires 20. Postwar Settlements, Europe, and the Early Cold War 21. The Americas after World War II 22. Asia in the Aftermath of World War II 23. African Struggles for Independence 24. Economic and Political Developments in the Middle East 25. The Israeli-Palestinian-Arab Conflict 26. Detente and Europe, 1963-1984 27. The Americas in the Late Cold War Era 28. South and Southeast Asia in the Late Cold War Era 29. Competing Systems in East Asia in the Late Cold War Era 30. Africa in the Later Years of the Cold War 31. Gorbachev, Europe, and the End of the Cold War, 1985-1991 PART IV: THE POST-COLD WAR PERIOD 32. The Post-Cold War World 33. Europe and the Americas in a New Era 34. Asia, The Middle East, and Africa in a New Era APPENDIXES A. World Geography B. Wealthy Nations, Poor Nations, and Military Spending in the 1980s and 1990s C. Glossary INDEX