The Twentieth Century and Beyond: A Global History

The Twentieth Century and Beyond: A Global History

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 200.7 x 231.1 x 27.9mm | 997.91g
  • McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
  • MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • 7th edition
  • 007320692X
  • 9780073206929
  • 511,667

Table of contents

1. 1900: A Preview of the Twentieth Century
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

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

19. General Trends in the Era of the Cold War and the Collapse of
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

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

A. World Geography
B. Wealthy Nations, Poor Nations, and Military Spending in the 1980s and 1990s
C. Glossary

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About Richard Goff

Richard Goff is Professor Emeritus 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 taught twentieth-century world history for more than a quarter of a century beginning in 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. (2nd ed.: 2002-2005) and Russia in the Age of Alexander II, Tolstoy, and Dostoevsky. He is co-editor along with Terry and Upshur of The Twentieth Century: Readings in Global History. He also co-authored Growing Old and edited Humanistic Perspectives on Aging. He has written over 100 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 currently working on a book on the major global changes of the twentieth century. Janice Terry is Professor of History at Eastern Michigan University with a specialty in the modern Middle East. She received her Ph.D. in 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; Mistaken Identity: Arab Stereotypes in Popular Writing; and U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East: The Role of Lobbies and Special Interest Groups. She has also contributed to numerous anthologies and journals. She is the co-editor of The Arab Studies Quarterly and has lived and traveled extensively throughout the Middle East and Africa. She is co-author, along with Goff and Upshur, of the textbook World History; co-editor, along with Moss and Upshur, of The Twentieth Century: Readings in Global History; and co-editor, along with Upshur and Schroeder, of the seven-volume Encyclopedia of World History. Jiu-Hwa Upshur is Professor of History at Eastern Michigan University. She received her B.A. from the University of Sydney and her 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 co-author, along with Goff and Terry, of World History, and co-editor of Lives and Times: Readings in World History and (with Moss and Terry) The Twentieth Century: Readings in Global History. She is also co-editor of the Encyclopedia of World History to be published by Facts on File. She has chaired the College Board World History Committee and served on the Social Studies National Advisory Committee. She has lived and traveled extensively in East Asia, India and Australia. Michael J. Schroeder is an independent scholar who has taught U.S. and Latin American History at Eastern Michigan University and the University of Michigan-Flint. He received B.A.s in History and Economics at the University of Minnesota and his Ph.D. in History at the University of Michigan. He is the author of numerous articles and chapters on Nicaraguan history, including pieces on death squads, children and war, the question of aerial terrorism in the air war of the 1920s and 1930s, and his award-winning 1996 article in the Journal of Latin American Studies, "Horse Thieves to Rebels to Dogs," on Nicaraguan political violence. He is currently completing his book manuscript, The Sandino Rebellion: Tragedy and Redemption in the Mountains of Northern Nicaragua. He has also authored a middle school text on Mexican-American history and immigration and is co-editor of Encyclopedia of World History.
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