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  • Global Society The World Since 1900
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  • Global Society The World Since 1900
    Global Society The World Since 1900


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
Pacific Imperialists
Global Technologies
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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