Uncertain Order

Uncertain Order : The World in the Twentieth Century

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For courses in 20th Century World History.This text offers a narrative, chronological, and regionally organized approach to twentieth century world history. Throughout the presentation, three themes emphasize the importance of ideology, conflict, and technology to the century's events. Its broad and inclusive focus also pays attention to necessary detail and specifics, and incorporates relevant material into the body of the text to offer students an uninterrupted historical narrative.show more

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  • Paperback | 545 pages
  • 177.8 x 233.7 x 22.9mm | 775.66g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130287032
  • 9780130287038

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"Uncertain Order" offers a chronological and regionally-organized approach to twentieth-century world history, emphasizing the roles of individuals in the shaping of the century's events. This approach is supported by three major themes: ideology, conflict, and technology. With full coverage of Southeast Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and full chapters devoted to the First and Second World Wars, "Uncertain Order" provides readers with a compelling perspective on the twentieth century. Key Features Include: Biographical essays emphasize the roles of individuals in shaping the century's events Balanced coverage of major world regions including Southeast Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the non-western world in general Focus on both the First and Second World Wars Three-part organization covering: The Decline of European Hegemony, 1900-1945; The Age of the Superpowers, 19451989; and The World Order in Transition, 1989-Present Straightforward and accessible format with a lively, narrative writing styleshow more

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Introduction. I. THE DECLINE OF EUROPEAN HEGEMONY, 1900-1945. 1. The Global Order in 1900: A World of Empires. 2. A Burnt Path Across History: The First World War and Its Consequences, 1914-1920. 3. The Americas between the World Wars, 1919-1939. 4. The Challenge to Western Hegemony: Asia and the Colonial World in the Interwar Years, 1920-1940. 5. The Approaching Storm: Europe, 1919-1939. 6. Into the Maelstrom: Global War, 1939-1945. II: THE AGE OF THE SUPERPOWERS, 1945-1989. 7. Recovery and Transformation: Europe, 1945-1989. 8. Asia Reordered: India, Japan, and China, 1945-1989. 9. From the Ashes of Empire: Post-Colonial Indochina, 1945-1989. 10. The Challenges of Independence: Africa since 1945. 11. The Middle Eastern Crucible of Conflict, 1945-1989. 12. A Superpower in War and Peace: the United States since 1945. 13. Latin America during the Cold War, 1945-1989. III. THE WORLD ORDER IN TRANSITION, 1989-PRESENT. 14. The End of the Soviet Empire, 1989-1991. 15. The Search for a New World Order: Issues and Challenges, 1989-Present.show more

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