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Table of Contents
Chapter 14. A New World of Reason and Reform: The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment, 1600-1800
Questioning Truth and Authority
Developing a Modern Scientific View
Supporting and Spreading Science
Laying the Foundations for the Enlightenment
The Enlightenment in Full Stride
Chapter 15. Competing for Power and Wealth: The Old Regime, 1715-1789
Statebuilding and War
The Twilight of Monarchies? The Question of Enlightened Absolutism
Changes in Country and City Life
The Culture of the Elite: Combining the Old and the New
Culture for the Lower Classes
Foreshadowing Upheaval: The American Revolution
Global Context Essay, III: Moving into the Modern World
Chapter 16. Overturning the Political and Social Order: The French Revolution and Napoleon, 1789-1815
"A Great Ferment": Trouble Brewing in France
The Constitutional Monarchy: Establishing a New Order
To the Radical Republic and Back
Chapter 17. Factories, Cities, and Families in the Industrial Age: The Industrial Revolution, 1780-1850
The Industrial Revolution Begins
New Markets, Machines, and Power
Industrialization Spreads to the Continent
Balancing the Benefits and Burdens of Industrialization
Life in the Growing Cities
Public Health and Medicine in the Industrial Age
Family Ideals and Realities
Chapter 18. Coping with Change: Ideology, Politics, and Revolution, 1815-1850
The Congress of Vienna: A Gathering of Victors
Ideologies: How the World Should Be
Restoration and Repression
A Wave of Revolution and Reform
The Dam Bursts: 1848
Chapter 19. Nationalism and Statebuilding: Unifying Nations, 1850-1870
Building Unified Nation-States
The Drive for Italian Unification
Germany "By Blood and Iron"
The Fight for National Unity in North America
Divided Authority in the Austrian and Ottoman Empires
Using Nationalism in France and Russia
Chapter 20. Mass Politics and Imperial Domination: Democracy and the New Imperialism, 1870-1914
Demands for Democracy
Insiders and Outsiders: Politics of the Extremes
Emigration: Overseas and Across Continents
The New Imperialism: The Race for Africa and Asia
Chapter 21. Modern Life and the Culture of Progress: Western Society, 1850-1914
The Second Industrial Revolution
The New Urban Landscape
Sports and Leisure in the Cities
Private Life: Together and Alone at Home
Science in an Age of Optimism
Culture: Accepting the Modern World
From Optimism to Uncertainty
Chapter 22. Descending Into the Twentieth Century: World War and Revolution, 1914-1920
On the Path to Total War
The Front Lines
War on the Home Front
To the Bitter End
Assessing the Losses
The Peace Settlement
Revolutions in Russia
Chapter 23. Darkening Decades: Recovery, Dictators, and Depression, 1920-1939 00
Trying to Recover from the Great War, 1919-1929
Turning Away From Democracy: Dictatorships and Fascism, 1919-1929
Transforming the Soviet Union: 1920-1939
The Great Depression: 1929-1939
Nazism in Germany
Chapter 24. Into the Fire Again: World War II, 1939-1945
The Road to War: 1931-1939
Axis Victories, 1939-1942
Struggle and Horror Behind the Front Lines
Turning the Tide of War, 1942-1945
Peace and the Legacy of War
Global Context Essay, IV: Forming the Present
Chapter 25. Superpower Struggles and Global Transformations: The Cold War,1945-1980s
Origins of the Cold War
East and West: Two Paths to Recovery in Europe
The Twilight of Colonialism
A Sense of Relativity in Thought and Culture
Protests, Problems, and New Politics: The 1960s to the 1980s
Breakthroughs in Science
Chapter 26. Into the Twenty-First Century: The Present in Perspective
The Collapse of Communism
Repercussion and Realignments in the West
The World and the West from a Global Perspective