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Taking Sides : Clashing Views in World History, Volume 2,9780073514925

Taking Sides : Clashing Views in World History, Volume 2

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Pub. Date:
10/21/2005
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McGraw-Hill/Dushkin
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Summary

This second edition of TAKING SIDES: CLASHING VIEWS ON CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES IN WORLD HISTORY, VOLUME 2 presents current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript. An instructor's manual with testing material is available for each volume. USING TAKING SIDES IN THE CLASSROOM is also an excellent instructor resource with practical suggestions on incorporating this effective approach in the classroom. Each TAKING SIDES reader features an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites and is supported by our student website, www.dushkin.com/online.

Table of Contents

Preface v
Introduction xiv
PART 1: THE MODERN WORLD
1(122)
Issue 1. Did the Industrial Revolution Lead to a Sexual Revolution?
2(18)
Yes: Edward Shorter, from ``Female Emancipation, Birth Control, and Fertility in European History,'' American Historical Review (June, 1973)
4(7)
No: Louise A. Tilley, Joan W. Scott, and Miriam Cohen, from ``Women's Work and European Fertility Patterns,'' Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (Winter 1976)
11(9)
Issue 2. Was the French Revolution Worth Its Human Costs?
20(19)
Yes: Peter Kropotkin, from The Great French Revolution, 1789-1793, trans. N.F. Dryhurst (Shocken Books, 1971)
22(7)
No: The Economist Staff Writer, from ``The French Revolution: Bliss Was It In That Dawn?'' The Economist (December 24, 1988)
29(10)
Issue 3. Did British Policy Decisions Cause the Mass Emigration and Land Reforms That Followed the Irish Potato Famine?
39(20)
Yes: Christine Kinealy, from This Great Calamity: The Irish Famine, 1845-52 (Roberts Rinehart, 1995)
41(9)
No: Hasia R. Diner, from Erin's Daughters in America: Irish Immigrant Women in the Nineteenth Century (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983)
50(9)
Issue 4. Did the Meiji Restoration Constitute a Revolution in Nineteenth-Century Japan?
59(23)
Yes: Andrew Gordon, from A Modern History of Japan: From Tokugawa Times to the Present (Oxford University Press, 2003)
61(11)
No: W.G. Beasley, from The Meiji Restoration (Stanford University Press, 1972)
72(10)
Issue 5. Were Economic Factors Primarily Responsible for British Imperialism?
82(22)
Yes: Lance E. Davis and Robert A, Huttenback, from Mammon and the Pursuit of Empire: The Economics of British Imperialism, abridged ed. (Cambridge University Press, 1988)
84(9)
No: John M. MacKenzie, from The Partition of Africa, 1880-1900: And European Imperialism in the Nineteenth Century (Methuen & Co., 1983)
93(11)
Issue 6. Was China's Boxer Rebellion Caused by Environmental Factors?
104(19)
Yes: Paul A. Cohen, From History in Three Keys: The Boxers in Event, Experience, and Myth (Columbia University Press, 1997)
106(8)
No: Henrietta Harrison, from ``Justice on Behalf of Heaven,'' History Today (September 2000)
114(9)
PART 2: THE EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY
123(124)
Issue 7. Were German Militarism and Diplomacy Responsible for World War I?
124(21)
Yes: V.R. Berghahn, from Imperial Germany, 1871-1914: Economic, Society, Culture, and Politics (Berghahn Books, 1994)
126(9)
No: Samuel R. Williamson, Jr., from ``The Origins of the War,'' in Hew Strachan, ed., The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War (Oxford University Press, 1998)
135(10)
Issue 8. Was the Treaty of Versailles Responsible for World War II?
145(18)
Yes: Derek Aldcroft, from ``The Versailles Legacy,'' History Review (December 1997)
147(8)
No: Mark Mazower, from ``Two Cheers for Versailles,'' History Today (July 1997)
155(8)
Issue 9. Did the Bolshevik Revolution Improve the Lives of Soviet Women?
163(18)
Yes: Richard Stites, from ``Women and the Revolutionary Process in Russia,'' in Renate Bridenthal, Claudia Koontz, and Susan M. Stuard, eds., Becoming Visible: Women in European History, 2nd.ed. (Houghton Mifflin, 1987)
165(8)
No: Lesley A. Rimmel, from ``The Baba and the Comrade: Gender and Politics in Soviet Russia,'' The Women's Review of Books (September 1998)
173(8)
Issue 10. Was German ``Eliminationist Antisemitism'' Responsible for the Holocaust?
181(21)
Yes: Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, from ``The Paradigm Challenged,'' Tikkun (May-June 1988)
183(10)
No: Christopher R. Browning, from ``Ordinary Germans or Ordinary Men? A Reply to the Critics,'' in Michael Berenbaum and Abraham J. Peck, eds., The Holocaust and History: The Known, the Unknown, the Disputed, and the Reexamined (Indiana University Press, 1998)
193(9)
Issue 11. Should Japanese Emperor Hirohito Have Been Held Responsible for Japan's World War II Actions?
202(23)
Yes: Herbert Bix, from ``Emperor Hirohito's War,'' History Today (December 1999)
204(9)
No: Stephen S. Large, from Emperor Hirohito and Showa Japan: A Political Biography (Routledge, 1992)
213(12)
Issue 12. Was Stalin Responsible for the Cold War?
225(22)
Yes: John Lewis Gaddis, from We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War History (Clarendon Press, 1997)
227(7)
No: Martin Sherwin, from ``The Atomic Bomb and the Origins of the Cold War,'' in Melvyn P. Leffler and David S. Painter, eds., Origins of the Cold War: An International History (Routledge, 1994)
234(13)
PART 3: THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD
247(110)
Issue 13. Are Chinese Confucianism and Western Capitalism Compatible?
248(23)
Yes: A.T. Nuyen, from ``Chinese Philosophy and Western Capitalism,'' Asian Philosophy (March 1999)
250(10)
No: Jack Scarborough, from ``Comparing Chinese and Western Cultural Roots: Why `East is East and...','' Business Horizons (November 1998)
260(11)
Issue 14. Does Islamic Revivalism Challenge a Stable World Order?
271(17)
Yes: John I. Esposito, from The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality? 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press, 1995)
273(7)
No: Sharif Shuja, from ``Islam and the West: From Discord to Understanding,'' Contemporary Review (May 2001)
280(8)
Issue 15. Was Ethnic Hatred Responsible for the Rwandan Genocide of 1994?
288(17)
Yes: Alison Des Forges, from ``The Ideology of Genocide,'' Issue: A Journal of Opinion (1995)
290(7)
No: Rene Lemarchand, from ``Rwanda: The Rationality of Genocide,'' Issue: A Journal of Opinion (1995)
297(8)
Issue 16. Were Ethnic Leaders Responsible for the Disintegration of Yugoslavia?
305(19)
Yes: Warren Zimmerman, from Origins of a Catastrophe (Times Books, 1996)
307(7)
No: Steven Majstorovic, from ``Ancient Hatreds or Elite Manipulation? Memory and Politics in the Former Yugoslavia,'' World Affairs (Spring 1997)
314(10)
Issue 17. Do the Roots of Modern Terrorism Lie in Political Powerlessness, Economic Hopelessness, and Social Alienation?
324(18)
Yes: Anatol Lieven, from ``Strategy for Terror,'' Prospect (October 2001)
326(7)
No: Mark Juergensmeyer, from ``Terror in the Name of God,'' Current History (November 2001)
333(9)
Issue 18. Have Afghan Women Been Liberated From Oppression?
342(15)
Yes: Sima Wali, from ``Afghan Women: Recovering, Rebuilding,'' Carnegie Council on Ethics & International Affairs (October 2002)
344(4)
No: Noy Thrupkaew, from ``What Do Afghan Women Want?'' The American Prospect (August 26, 2002)
348(9)
Contributors 357(4)
Index 361


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