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The Twentieth Century: A Brief History,9780072348538

The Twentieth Century: A Brief History

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9780072348538

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0072348534
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Pub. Date:
7/17/2001
Publisher(s):
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

Written by a diverse group of scholars who bring their regional expertise together, this unique and comprehensive text uses organization as a key tool to help students appreciate this important period in global history. Its clear prose weaves basic factual information and analysis to create a 'student-friendly' text while still allowing for professors' personal interpretation. An introductory chapter introduces five key topics or themes whose influence on the various developments and events in the twentieth century are chronologically discussed throughout the text. More analysis, less detail and refined prose combine with new and retained features to make the 6th edition of 'The Twentieth Century: A Brief Global History' a best selling text for the 20th Century World course.

Table of Contents

Special Features x
Preface xiv
1900: A Preview of the Twentieth Century
1(9)
PART I THE ERA OF IMPERIALISM
General Trends Before World War I
10(22)
The Great Powers of Europe
32(10)
The European Conquest of Africa
42(13)
The United States and Latin America
55(13)
Imperialism in Asia and the Pacific
68(26)
The Origins of World War I
94(8)
World War I
102(18)
PART II THE ERA OF REVOLUTION AND WAR
General Trends in the Interwar Years
120(14)
Russia's Three Revolutions, 1917-1932
134(15)
Postwar Settlements and Europe in the 1920s
149(18)
Economic and Social Upheaval in the United States and Latin America
167(15)
East Asia Between the World Wars
182(13)
Nationalist Struggles in India and Southeast Asia
195(9)
Anticolonialism in the Middle East and Africa
204(14)
Dictatorship and Democracy in Europe During The 1930s
218(12)
Aggression in the 1930s
230(13)
World War II
243(27)
PART III THE ERA OF THE COLD WAR AND THE COLLAPSE OF EMPIRES
General Trends in the Era of the Cold War and the Collapse of Empires
270(21)
Postwar Settlements, Europe, and the Early Cold War
291(22)
The United States and Latin America after World War II
313(16)
Asia in the Aftermath of World War II
329(25)
African Struggles for Independence
354(14)
Development and Crisis in the Middle East
368(13)
The Israeli-Palestinian Arab Conflict
381(12)
Detente and Europe, 1963-1984
393(17)
The United States and Latin America in the Late Cold War Era
410(16)
South and Southeast Asia in the Late Cold War Era
426(18)
Competing Systems in East Asia in the Late Cold War Era
444(18)
Africa in the Later Years of the Cold War
462(14)
Gorbachev, Europe, and the End of the Cold War, 1985-1991
476(25)
PART IV THE POST-COLD WAR PERIOD
The Post-Cold War World
501(31)
Postscript to a Changing Century
532(33)
APPENDICES
A. World Geography
543(14)
B. Wealthy Nations, Poor Nations, and Military Spending in the 1980s and 1990s
557(4)
C. Glossary
561(4)
Index 565


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