9780618115327

Twentieth Century World

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  • ISBN13:

    9780618115327

  • ISBN10:

    0618115323

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/24/2001
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

The best-sellingTwentieth-Century Worldtext covers recent world history by focusing on themes of global interrelatedness, identity and difference, the rise of mass society, and technology versus nature. The text presents balanced coverage of political, economic, social, scientific, artistic, and military history, allowing for a fully rounded understanding of the contemporary world. A comparative timeline examines major historical events from around the globe.

Table of Contents

Preface
List of Maps
The Twentieth-Century: A Time Chart
Introduction
The Twentieth Century in World History Four Themes Global Interrelatedness Identity and Difference Rise of the Mass Society Technology Versus Nature Conclusion: Values for Survival
Origins of the New Century A ""Short"" Twentieth-Century? Progress and Optimism, 18711914 Social Darwinism and Racist Nationalism The ""Second Industrial Revolution"" and The Rise of the Mass Society The Challenge of Democracy The Outburs
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