9780618522637

Twentieth-century World

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  • ISBN13:

    9780618522637

  • ISBN10:

    0618522638

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/20/2006
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

The market leader,Twentieth-Century Worldcovers recent world history by focusing on themes of global interrelatedness, identity and difference, the rise of mass society, and technology versus nature. These themes, which are outlined in the book's Introduction, help place historical events in a larger context. New!The overall reorganization of the text promotes cross-cultural analysis. New!Reorganized post-World War II coverage supports current teaching trends. New!For this edition, Chapters 11 through 13 have been condensed into two chapters. New!New Chapter 17 examines the problems and opportunities presented by globalization and addresses the threat of terrorism.

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Twentieth Century in World History Four Themes Global Interrelatedness Identity and Difference Rise of 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 Outburst of Imperialism Two Poles of Experience in the E
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