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This narrative text takes a balanced, global approach to the world since 1900, examining all regions without over-emphasizing Western Europe or the United States. Comparative chapters allow students to see regional interaction around the world. The environmental and technological innovations theme explores developments worldwide. "The World in 1900" highlights the major issues of the 20th century, using the Paris World\'s Fair as a case study. Each chapter contains vignettes and summary sections. New themes connect the 20th century with the 21st--including globalization, the environmental impacts of political and economic changes, and Islam and the Middle East. "Global Technologies" now appears in every chapter, and explains the development of specific technologies and examines their effect on history. New topics include horseless carriages, tanks, radio, motion pictures, titanium, and genetic engineering.
Table of Contents
|Oldand New Empires, 1900-1919|
|The World in 1900 Nation-States and Their Resources Technology and Power Global Technologies|
|Horseless Carriages Colonialism and the British Empire Struggles for Recognition|
|Imperialism Encompasses the Pacific, 1900-1914|
|Twilight of the Land-based Empires|
|Traditional Wealth and Modern Trade|
|Long-Distance Communications Abandonment of the Land-based Empires|
|Great War, Little Peace, 1914-1919|
|Origins of the War Military History of the Conflict, 1914-1917|
|Global Technologies: The Tank Home Fronts Stalemates Broken, 1917-1918|
|Finding a New Equilibrium|
|Struggles for Supremacy, 1919-1945|
|Internationalism, Empire, and Autarchy, 1919-1929|
|Internationalism Global Technologies|
|Radio Old Empires and New Nationalisms Raj and Swaraj|
|The Struggle for Indian Independence|
|The Quiescent Colonies Dependency and Development|
|Knowing and Doing|
|Science and Technology, 1919-1939|
|The Convergence of Science and Technology Global Technologies|
|Ammonia Synthesis High Science in a Mass Culture Science, Technology, and Economic Development|
|The Economic Consequences of War and Peace, 1919-1938|
|Markets and Money Global Technologies|
|The Gold Standard Depression Around the Globe National Solutions Domestic Life in Hard Times|
|The Murderous Politics of the 1930s|
|Alternative Designs for the Future Several Forms of Authoritarianism|
|The Media Send Strong Messages Global Technologies|
|Motion Pictures Citizenship, Gender, and Ethnicity Welfare Programs|
|A Response to Domestic Problems|
|From Regional Wars to Global Conflict, 1936-1946|
|The War of the Northern Hemisphere War Years Outside the Battlefields Endgame Global Technologies|
|Rise and Fall of the Bipolar Order, 1946-1981|
|From the United Nations to a Bipolar World, 1945-1953|
|The World in Motion Global Technologies|
|Antibiotics Memories of Versailles and Planning for a Postwar World From Allies to Adversaries Asia in the Aftermath of World War II|
|Occupations and Nationalisms Asian Communism The Globalization of the Cold War|
|Two Poles and Perpetual Crisis, 1950-1964|
|Crisis and Compromise in the Management of the Postwar World Global Technologies|
|Mammals in Space The Road to Confrontation Resource Anxieties and the Challenge of Secular Nationalism|
|The Middle East and North Africa|
|Border Crossings, 1946-1975|
|A New Order of Things People on the Move International Styles Global Technologies|
|Television Earthly Concerns and Alternative Faiths|
|The Many Dialects of Rebellion, 1960-1975|
|Personalizing Resistance and Independence|
|National Independence in the Weakening|
|Bipolar System New Forms of International Awareness|
|Global Technologies: Titanium Flexing of the American Pole|
|D?tente to Disarray: The Breakdown of the Bipolar World, 1969-1981|
|The 1970s: An Overview Regional Rivalries and the Decay of D?tente|
|The Yom Kippur War, 1973|
|Oil Embargo and Economic Change Global Technologies|
|The Transistor The Hollowing Out of the Soviet Empire The Turn to the Right|
|Emergence of New Global Systems from 1981|
|Reconfigurations of Power, 1981-1991|
|The Collapse of Communism Problems of One-Party Rule|
|Economic Restructuring Global Technologies: The Internet Identities and the Nation-State|
|Global Society in the New Millennium|
|Two Worlds on One Earth Organizing|
|Global Finance Management of Energy and the Environment Class|
|Stratification in the Global Society Global Technologies: Genetic Engineering|
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