The Global Experience

The Global Experience : Readings in World History Since 1550, Volume II

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For courses in World History.Broad in scope and integrative in perspective, this two-volume anthology offers a brief, balanced collection of challenging, but accessible, primary materials in World History. Organized chronologically, drawn from a variety of genres, and focused on global themes, the selections are genuinely representative of diverse civilizations at different points of their development. Careful editing of selections ensures that the meaning and flavor of each are retained, and that students are not overwhelmed by unfamiliar styles and language. Clear, concise introductions-to each selection and to groups of selections-put each reading into context and relate it to other readings.show more

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  • Paperback | 382 pages
  • 172.7 x 226.1 x 22.9mm | 657.72g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0130195693
  • 9780130195692

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I. GLOBAL CONTACTS. Early Modern Exploration and Expansion. 1. Cheng Ho [Zheng He]: Ming Maritime Expeditions. 2. Vasco da Gama, Journey to India. 3. An Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico.West Comes East: China and Japan. 4. Fernao Mendes Pinto, The Travels of Mendes Pinto. 5. Matteo Ricci, Journals. 6. Seclusion Edict of 1636.The African Slave Trade. 7. Olaudah Equiano, The Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, The African. 8. Commerce, Slavery and Religion in North Africa. 9. Thomas Nelson, Slavery and the Slave Trade with Brazil. II. GLOBAL PATTERNS OF POLITICS AND CULTURE. Degrees of Religious Toleration.10. The Maryland Toleration Act.11. Thomas Paine, The Rights of Man.12. Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Nathan the Wise Man. Early Modern Political Economy.13. James Harrington, "The Commonwealth of Oceans."14. Sir William Petty, Political Arithmetic.15. John Locke, The Second Treatise of Civil Government.16. Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations. Women's Rights and Democracy in the Enlightenment.17. Sophia, Woman Not Inferior to Man.18. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Sophie or The Woman.19. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract. The Enlightenment in Russia.20. Catherine II (The Great), The Instruction to the Commissioners for Composing a New Code of Laws.21. A.N. Radishchev, A Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow.22. Catherine the Great, "Instructions to Captain Joseph Billings."China's Sino-Centric World.23. Ceremonial for Visitors: Court Tribute.24. Taisuke Mitamuri, The Palace Eunuchs of Imperial China.25. Emperor Chien-Lung [Qianlong], Letter to King George III.III. REVOLUTIONS AND REBELLIONS. Men and Women in Revolution.26. The Declaration of Independence.27. Olympe de Gouges, Declaration of the Rights of Woman and of the Female Citizen.28. James Madison, The Federalist, Number 10.29. Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France.30. Simon Bolivar's Political Ideas.America Asserts Itself.31. The Monroe Doctrine.32. Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America. Global Revolutionary Ferment.33. Women Miners in the English Coal Pits.34. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto.35. The Taiping Rebellion.Nationalism and Romanticism.36. Robert Southey, "The Battle of Blenheim."37. Friedrich List, National System of Political Economy.38. Program of the Serb Society of National Defense [Narodna Odbrana].39. Irish National Identity and Destiny: Three Views.40. Fustel de Coulanges, "What Is a Nation?" A Reply to Mr. Mommsen, Professor in Berlin.Racism.41. Heinrich von Treitschke, A Word About the Jews Among Us.42. Enfumades in French Algeria: Three Reports.43. Arthur de Gobineau, "The Inequality of the Human Races."44. Chinese Exclusion Acts, 1882, 1892.IV. EMPIRES AND UPHEAVALS. England's Imperial March.45. Lord William Bentinck, Comments on Ritual Murder and Limits of Religious Toleration.46. Lin Tse-hsu [Lin Zexu], Letter of Moral Admonition to Queen Victoria.47. Rudyard Kipling, The White Man's Burden.Japan: Tradition and Transformation.48. Geisha, Glimpse of Unfamiliar Japan.49. President Millard Fillmore, "Letter to the Emperor of Japan."50. Ito Hirobumi, Reminiscences on the Drafting of the New Constitution.51. Russo-Japanese War, 1904-5, Declaration of War, Imperial Rescript.United States Expansion: Two Perspectives.52. The Roosevelt Corollary.53. Francisco Garcia Calderon, The North American Peril.V. AN ERA OF GLOBAL VIOLENCE World War I.54. Slaughter on the Somme.55. "World War I: A Frenchman's Recollections."56. Sir Henry McMahon, "Letter to Ali Ibn Husain."57. The Balfour Declaration.58. President Wilson, "Speech on the Fourteen Points."Bolshevik Utopian Dreams and Stalin's Revolution.59. Nadezhda K. Krupskaya, "What a Communist Ought to Be Like."60. John Scott, Behind the Urals.61. Nadezhda Mandelstam, Hope Against Hope. Fascism: Three Faces.62. Kita Ikki, Outline for the Reconstruction of Japan.63. Benito Mussolini, "The Political and Social Doctrine of Fascism."64. Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf. World War II: Asia and Europe.65. John Rabe, The Diaries of the Nanking Massacre.66. Adolf Hitler, "The Obersalzberg Speech."67. The Atlantic Charter.68. "Tojo Makes Plea of Self Defense."Patterns of Genocide.69. Roupen of Sassoun, Eyewitness to Armenia's Genocide.70. Marie Calude Valliant-Couturier, Testimony on the Gassing of Auschwitz.71. Ethnic Cleansing in Northwestern Bosnia: Three Witnesses.72. Alain Destexhe, Rwanda and Genocide in the Twentieth Century. VI. THE LATER TWENTIETH CENTURY. The Cold War.73. The Truman Doctrine.74. Korea: The Thirty-Eighth Parallel.75. Chong K. Yoon, The Korean War, a Personal Account.76. Henry A. Myers, East Berliners Rise Up Against Soviet Oppression, A Personal Account.77. Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Report to Congress, "Old Soldiers Never Die."China and Soviet Russia Go Separate Ways.78. Nikita S. Khrushchev, "Address to the Twentieth Party Congress."79. Mao Tse-tung [Mao Zedong], The People's Democratic Dictatorship. Decolonization: Africa, Latin America, and India.80. Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth.81. Desmond Tutu, The Question of South Africa.82. Fidel Castro, Second Declaration of Havana. The Middle East: Politics and Upheaval.83. Israel's Proclamation of Independence.84. Palestinian Declaration of Independence.America and the Second Indochina War.85. Views of a Viet Cong Official.86. An American Prisoner of War.87. Teeda Butt Mam, Worms from Our Skin.Africa in the Later Twentieth Century.88. Kwame Nkrumah, I Speak of Freedom: A Statement of African Ideology.89. Theresa Andrews, Letters from a 1990 Bush Doctor.90. Keith B. Richburg, A Black Man Confronts Africa.VII. THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY. From Perestroika to a New Russia.91. M. Gorbachev, Perestroika. Human Rights and International Relations.92. The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.93. Carolyn Forche, "The Colonel."94. Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso), Nobel Peace Prize Lecture.Enduring Problems.95. Deng Xiaoping, A Market Economy for Socialist Goals.96. Pope John Paul II, Centesimus Annus.97. Japan, The Postwar Generation.98. Henry A. Myers, Now, in the Twenty-First Century.show more

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