Aspects of World Civilization

Aspects of World Civilization : Problems and Sources in History, Volume 2

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This compilation of primary sources in world civilization is based around eight major themes to provide direction and cohesion to the text. Designed to involve students with important historical questions and controversies, the text promotes thoughtful comparisons between world societies that are linked to common problems, events or themes within the same time period and across chronological divisions. Broad in scope, the text incorporates a wide variety of political, social, economic, religious, intellectual and scientific issues, and is designed to help students consider historical questions and concerns.
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  • Paperback | 419 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130808334
  • 9780130808332

Table of contents

I. FOUNDATIONS OF THE MODERN WORLD (1600-1850). 1. "A Wealth of Riches, A Sea of Sorrows": The Linking of Transatlantic Economies. 2. Enlightenment and Revolution: "Man Is Born Free and Everywhere He Is in Chains!" 3. TimeLink: The Varieties of Freedom: Revolution in Latin America. 4. "A World to Win!": The Industrial Revolution. II. THE AGE OF IMPERIALISM (1840-1900). 5. "Mark Them with Your Dead": The Scramble for Global Empire. 6. TimeLink: Japan and China: The Rising Sun and the Falling Star. III. THE AGE OF ANXIETY (1900-1945). 7. Democracy and Dictatorship: The Western World in Crisis (1914-1939). 8. The "Good War": World War II (1939-1945). IV. NEW DEPARTURES AND THE EMERGING WORLD OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY (1945-2000). 9. The Era of the Superpowers: Confrontation and the Dynamics of Change. 10. Timelink: "Cry Freedom": Independence Movements in India, Africa, and the Middle East. 11. The Chinese Revolution.
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