9781439085349

Societies, Networks, and Transitions, Volume C

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 1/1/2010
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing

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Summary

SOCIETIES, NETWORKS, AND TRANSITIONS connects the different regions of the world between chapters, and explores broader global themes in part-ending essays. This innovative structure combines the accessibility of a regional approach with the rigor of comparative scholarship to show users world history in a truly global framework. The "tree, tree, tree, forest" organization assures that users stay engaged and sure of when and where they are in their study of world history. The book also features a strong focus on culture and religion.

Table of Contents

Introducing World History
Geography Overview
Global Imbalances: Industry, Empire, and the Making of the Modern World, 1750-1945
Modern Transitions: Revolutions, Industries, Ideologies, Empires, 1750-1914
The Age of Revolution
The Industrial Revolution and Economic Growth
Nationalism, Liberalism, and Socialism
The Resurgence of Western Imperialism
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
Profile: Tommy Armstrong, Bard of the English Coal Mines
Witness to the Past: The Communist View of Past, Present, and Future
Changing Societies in Europe, the Americas, and Oceania, 1750-1914
The Reshaping of European Societies
The Rise of the United States
Latin America and the Caribbean in the Global System
New Societies in Canada and the Pacific Basin
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
Profile: Euclides da Cunha, Brazilian Writer
Witness to the Past: Protesting Sexism and Slavery
Africa, the Middle East, and Imperialism, 1750-1914
The Colonization of Sub-Saharan Africa
The Colonial Reshaping of Sub-Saharan Africa
Imperialism, Reform, and the Middle Eastern Societies
Middle Eastern Thought and Culture
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
Profile: Samory Toure, Mandinka King and Resistance Leader
Witness to the Past: Egyptian Women and Their Rights
South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Colonization, 1750-1914
Forming British India
The Reshaping of Indian Society
Southeast Asia and Colonization
The Reshaping of Southeast Asia
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
Profile: Kartini, Indonesian Feminist and Teacher
Witness to the Past: Challenging British Imperialism with Spiritual Virtues
East Asia and the Russian Empire Face New Challenges, 1750-1914
The Zenith and Decline of Qing China
From Imperial to Republican China
The Remaking of Japan and Korea
Russia's Eurasian Empire
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
Profile: Ando Hiroshige, Japanese Artist
Witness to the Past: Planning a Revolutionary New China
World Wars, European Revolutions, and Global Depression, 1914-1945
The Roots and Course of World War I
The Revolutionary Path to Soviet Communism
The Interwar Years and the Great Depression
The Rise of Fascism and the Renewal of Conflict
World War II: A Global Transition
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
Profile: Yoshiya Nobuko, Japanese Writer and Gender Rebel
Witness to the Past: The Doctrine of Fascism
Imperialism and Nationalism in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, 1914-1945
Western Imperialism and Its Challengers
Nationalism and Communism in China
British Colonialism and the Indian Response
Nationalist Stirrings in Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa
Remaking the Middle East and Latin America
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
Profile: Mohandas Gandhi, Indian Nationalist
Witness to the Past: Sukarno Indicts Dutch Colonialism
Societies, Networks, Transitions: Global Imbalances in the Modern World, 1750-1945
Historical Controversy: Modernization or World-System?
Suggested Reading
Global System: Interdependence and Conflict in the Contemporary World Since 1945
The Remaking of the Global System, Since 1945
Decolonization, New States, and the Global System
Cold Wars, Hot Wars, and World Politics
Globalizing Economies, Underdevelopment, and Environmental Change
New Global Networks and Their Consequences
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
Profile: Wangari Maathai, Kenyan Environmental Activist
Witness to the Past: An Agenda for the New Millennium
East Asian Resurgence, Since 1945
Mao's Revolutionary China
Chinese Modernization
The Remaking of Japan
The Little Dragons in the Asian Resurgence
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
Profile: Xue Xinran, a Chinese Voice for Women
Witness to the Past: A Japanese Generation Gap
Rebuilding Europe and Russia, Since 1945
Western Europe: Revival and Unity
Western European Societies and Cultures
Communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe
Communist Collapse: A New Russia and Europe
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Suggested Reading
Profile: Simone de Beauvoir, French Feminist and Philosopher
Witness to the Past: Restructuring Soviet Society
The Americas and the Pacific Basin: New Roles in the Contemporary World, Since 1945
The United States as a Superpower
The Changing Societies of North America and the Pacific Basin
Political Change in Latin America and the Caribbean
Changing Latin American and Caribbean Societies
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources.
Suggested Reading
Profile: Violeta Parra, Chilean New Song Pioneer
Witness to the Past: Justifying Preemptive Strikes
The Middle East, Africa, and New Conflicts in the Contemporary World, Since 1945
The Middle East: New Nations and Old Societies
Change and Conflict in the Middle East
Political Change in Sub-Saharan Africa
Changing African Economies, Societies, and Cultures
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
Profile: Nelson and Winnie Mandela, South African Freedom Fighters
Witness to the Past: Assessing Arab Development
South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Global Connections, Since 1945
The Reshaping of South Asia
South Asian Politics and Societies
Revolution, Decolonization, and New Nations in Southeast Asia
Tigers, Politics, and Changing Southeast Asian Societies
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
Profile: Raj Kapoor, Bollywood Film Star
Witness to the Past: A Thai Poet's Plea for the Environment
Societies, Networks, Transitions: The Contemporary World, Since 1945
Historical Controversy: Globalization: For and Against
Suggested Reading
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