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A comprehensive and balanced history of the world in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, William Duiker's book not only chronicles the key events in the revolutionary twentieth century, but also examines the underlying issues that have shaped the times. CONTEMPORARY WORLD HISTORY, 5e, takes a global approach to the subject while doing justice to the distinct character of individual civilizations and regions. Duiker integrates political, economic, social, and cultural history, creating a chronologically ordered synthesis that gives students the true flavor of the most decisive moments in recent world history.
Table of Contents
|New World In The Making|
|The Rise of Industrial Society in the West|
|The High Tide of Imperialism: Africa and Asia in an Era of Western Dominance|
|Shadows over the Pacific: East Asia under Challenge|
|Cultures In Collision|
|War and Revolution: World War I and Its Aftermath|
|Nationalism, Revolution, and Dictatorship: Africa, Asia, and Latin America from 1919 to 1939|
|The Crisis Deepens: The Outbreak of World War II|
|Across The Ideological Divide|
|East and West in the Grip of the Cold War|
|The United States, Canada, and Latin America|
|Brave New World: The Rise and Fall of Communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe|
|Postwar Europe: on the Path to Unity?|
|Toward the Pacific Century?|
|Japan and the Little Tigers|
|Third World Rising|
|The East Is Red: China under Communism|
|Nationalism Triumphant: The Emergence of Independent States in South and Southeast Asia|
|Ferment in the Middle East|
|The New Millennium|
|Constructing a New World Order|
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