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Turbulent Passage : A Global History of the Twentieth Century

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780321338907

ISBN10:
0321338901
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
Publisher(s):
Longman

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Summary

With a strong emphasis on social and cultural history, this book focuses on the major international themes and historical processes that shaped the 20th century.

Table of Contents

List of Maps
vii
Preface viii
Prologue 1(5)
PART I The Birth of the 20th Century
6(96)
Accelerating Change and the Transition to the 20th Century
7(1)
Redrawing the Global Map
8(1)
Social Transformations and the Coming of the 20th Century
9(1)
Intellectual Foundations for a New Century
10(1)
Part Overview
11(3)
Western Industrialization and the Foundations of the 20th Century
14(20)
Introduction
15(1)
The Industrial Revolution in Europe
15(3)
Document: Feminism
18(2)
The Consolidation of the Industrial Order, 1850--1914
20(7)
Diplomatic Tensions Among the Western Powers
27(1)
Analysis: The United States in World History
28(2)
Conclusion: Diplomacy and Society
30(4)
Extending the Industrial Core: The Emergence of Russia and Japan as 20th--Century Powers
34(18)
Introduction
35(1)
Reforms in Russia, 1861--1914
36(2)
Protest and Revolution
38(2)
Document: Conditions Under Russian Industrialization
40(1)
Japan: Reform, Industrialization, and Rise to Global Power
41(4)
Analysis: The Separate Paths of Japan and China
45(3)
Conclusion: Responses to the West and the Question of Autonomy
48(4)
Industrialization and Imperialism: The Making of a Global Colonial Order
52(20)
Introduction
53(1)
Industrial Rivalries and the Partition of the World, 1870--1914
54(5)
Colonial Regimes and African and Asian Peoples
59(1)
Analysis: Western Education and the Rise of an African and Asian Middle Class
59(4)
Document: Contrary Images: The Colonizer Versus the Colonized on the ``Civilizing Mission''
63(1)
White Dominions and Mixed Settler Colonies
64(5)
Conclusion: The Pattern of the Age of Imperialism
69(3)
Precarious Sovereignty: Western Informal Empire and Constricted Development in Latin America, the Middle East, and China
72(30)
Introduction
73(1)
National Consolidation in Latin America
74(5)
Analysis: Explaining Underdevelopment
79(2)
The Great Boom, 1880-1920
81(3)
From Empire to Nation: Ottoman Retreat and the Birth of Turkey
84(3)
Western Intrusions and the Crisis in the Arab Islamic Heartlands
87(4)
The Last Dynasty: The Slow Death of the Qing Empire in China
91(5)
Document: Revolutionary Impulses and the Breakdown of the Confucian Order
96(2)
Conclusion: Islamic and Chinese Responses to the Challenge of the West
98(4)
PART II A Half-Century of Crisis, 1914--1945
102(120)
Decades of Turmoil
103(1)
Foundations of an Era of Revolutions and Totalitarian States
104(3)
Part Overview
107(1)
Descent into the Abyss: World War I and the Crisis of the European Global Order
108(28)
Introduction
109(1)
The Coming of the Great War
110(3)
A World at War
113(5)
Failed Peace
118(2)
World War I and the Nationalist Assault on the European Colonial Order
120(2)
Document: Lessons for the Colonized from the Slaughter in the Trenches
122(7)
Analysis: Women in Asian and African Nationalist Movements
129(3)
Conclusion: After Catastrophe
132(4)
The Postware World: The Unfolding of Revolutionary Challenges
136(32)
Introduction
137(1)
The Disarray of Western Europe, 1918-1929
138(5)
The West Outside Europe: The British Commonwealth and the United States
143(6)
Revolution: The First Waves
149(5)
Document: Socialist Realism
154(9)
Analysis: A Century of Revolutions
163(1)
Conclusion: The Enduring Impact of a Catastrophic Global War
164(4)
Global Depression and the Challenge of Totalitarianism
168(26)
Introduction
169(1)
The Global Great Depression
170(4)
Analysis: Learning from the 1930s
174(4)
The 1930s in Latin America
178(5)
The Militarization of Japan
183(2)
Stalinism in the Soviet Union
185(1)
Document: The Leader of the Soviet Union Evaluates the Depression
186(3)
Conclusion: Economic Autarky and the Coming of Another World War
189(5)
A Second Global Conflict and the End of the European World Order
194(28)
Introduction
195(1)
Old and New Causes of a Second World War
196(2)
Analysis: From Mechanized to High-Tech War and the Rise of Resistance to Both
198(2)
Unchecked Aggression and the Coming of the War in Europe and the Pacific
200(1)
The Conduct of a Second Global War
201(5)
Document: Japan and the Defeat in World War II
206(2)
War's End and the Emergence of the Superpower Standoff
208(2)
Nationalism and Decolonization
210(7)
Conclusion: The Limits of Decolonization
217(5)
PART III After the Deluge: World History in the Era of the Cold War
222(126)
Cold War Transformations and the Transition to a New Era
223(1)
The Cold War and Shifts in the Balance of Global Power
224(1)
Global Adjustments: Postcolonial Options and the Persistence of Revolution
225(1)
The New Position of East Asia
226(1)
Portents of the Future of the Global Community
226(2)
The West and the World During the Cold War: Changing Definitions and Changing Roles
228(26)
Introduction
229(1)
After World War II: International Setting for the West
230(2)
The Resurgence of Western Europe
232(6)
Document: Youth Culture in the 1960s
238(3)
Cold War Allies: The United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand
241(3)
Analysis: The United States and Western Europe: Convergence and Complexity
244(1)
Culture and Society in the West
245(6)
Conclusion: Adjusting to Advanced Industrial Society
251(3)
The Eastern Bloc, the Cold War, and Global Repercussions
254(16)
Introduction
255(1)
Themes in Eastern European History Since 1945
256(3)
Soviet Culture: Promoting New Beliefs and Institutions
259(3)
Document: 1986: A New Wave of Reform
262(3)
Analysis: The Nature of Totalitarianism
265(3)
Conclusion: Before the Fall
268(2)
The Postcolonial Era in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia
270(26)
Introduction
271(1)
The Challenges of Independence
272(2)
Analysis: Artificial Nations and the Rising Tide of Communal Strife
274(9)
Paths to Economic Growth and Social Justice
283(1)
Document: Between Africa and the West---the Emerging Elites of the Developing World
284(9)
Conclusion: The Postcolonial Experience in Historical Perspective
293(3)
Cold War Confrontations and the Resurgence of Revolution
296(32)
Introduction
297(2)
Mao's China and Beyond
299(6)
The Vietnam Wars for National Liberation
305(2)
Revolutions and Superpower Interventions in Latin America
307(7)
Document: The People Speak
314(3)
Analysis: Human Rights in the 20th Century
317(5)
Conclusion: Mixed Returns from Revolution in a Turbulent Century
322(6)
Up from the Ashes: Japan and the Pacific Rim in New Global Roles
328(20)
Introduction
329(1)
The Aftermath of World War II in Eastern Asia
330(3)
Japan, Incorporated
333(3)
Document: Wariness of the West and Defense of Japanese Traditions
336(3)
The Pacific Rim: New Japans?
339(2)
Common Themes in the Pacific Rim
341(1)
Analysis: The Pacific Rim as a U.S. Policy Issue
342(3)
Conclusion: The Pacific Rim as Exception or as Model
345(3)
PART IV After the Fall: Toward a New Millennium
348
Toward Globalization: Promise and Perils
352(1)
Troubling Contours of a New World Order
353(1)
The End of the Cold War and the Shape of a New Era
354(16)
Introduction
355(1)
The Spread of Democracy
355(1)
The End of the Cold War
356(6)
Document: Democratic Protest and Repression in China
362(1)
The Great Powers
363(3)
Analysis: How Much Historical Change?
366(1)
Conclusion: New Trends in the Post-Cold War Era
366(4)
Globalization and Its Enemies: The Challenges of Fashioning a 21st-Century World Order
370(28)
Introduction
371(1)
The Resurgence of Globalization
372(4)
Document: Protests Against Globalization
376(3)
Globalization and the Environment: Global Warming and a Planet in Peril
379(3)
Regional, Ethnic, and Religious Conflicts
382(4)
Analysis: Terrorism, Then and Now
386(3)
The United States and the New Pattern of Conflict
389(5)
Conclusion: Back to the Future?
394(4)
Epilogue: Global History Yet to Come
398
Introduction
399(1)
Trends
399(1)
New Directions
400(2)
Optimists and Pessimists
402(1)
Regions, Civilizations, and World Forces
402(3)
Conclusion: Asking Questions
405
Credits 1(1)
Index 1


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