The West in the World, Volume II: From 1600

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 12/6/2007
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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The West in the Worldrelates the story of how the west has transformed - and been transformed by - the rest of the world. The authors examine the West's contributions to the world and how the west has changed and embraced new ideas through contact with the people outside its center. Using a political / cultural framework the text weaves a strong thread of social history into the narrative by showing how civilizations grow and are shaped through the decisions and actions of real people. The authors bring history to life by using art and maps as a central feature of learning. They build discussions of art into the narrative to help students interpret artwork, and provide analytical map guides that reveal the connections between geography, politics, and other developments. This strong, rich narrative is short enough to allow instructors the flexibility of introducing other sources and books as supplement, while giving students a solid understanding of Western Civilization without overwhelming them.

Table of Contents

The Struggle for Survival and Sovereignty: Europe's Social and Political Order, 1600-1715
Stresses in Traditional Society Royal Absolutism in France
The Struggle for Sovereignty in Eastern Europe
The Triumph of Constitutionalism
A New World of Reason and Reform: The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment, 1600-1800
Questioning Truth and Authority Developing a Modern Scientific View
Supporting and Spreading Science
Laying the Foundations for the Enlightenment
The Enlightenment in Full Stride
Competing for Power and Wealth: The Old Regime, 1715-1789
Statebuilding and War The Twilight of Monarchies?
The Question of Enlightened Absolutism Changes in Country and City Life
The Culture of the Elite: Combining the Old and the New Culture for the Lower Classes
Foreshadowing Upheaval: The American Revolution
Moving into the Modern World
Overturning the Political and Social Order: The French Revolution and Napoleon, 1789-1815
"A Great Ferment": Trouble Brewing in France
The Constitutional Monarchy: Establishing a New Order To the Radical Republic and Back Napoleon Bonaparte
Factories, Cities, and Families in the Industrial Age: The Industrial Revolution, 1780-1850
The Industrial Revolution Begins New Markets, Machines, and Power Industrialization Spreads to the Continent Balancing the Benefits and Burdens of Industrialization Life in the Growing Cities
Public Health and Medicine in the Industrial Age Family Ideals and Realities
Coping with Change: Ideology, Politics, and Revolution, 1815-1850
The Congress of Vienna: A Gathering of Victors Ideologies: How the World Should Be Restoration and Repression A Wave of Revolution and Reform
The Dam Bursts: 1848
Nationalism and Statebuilding: Unifying Nations, 1850-1870
Building Unified Nation-States
The Drive for Italian Unification Germany "By Blood and Iron"
The Fight for National Unity in North America Divided Authority in the Austrian and Ottoman Empires
Using Nationalism in France and Russia
Mass Politics and Imperial Domination: Democracy and the New Imperialism, 1870-1914
Demands for Democracy Insiders and Outsiders: Politics of the Extremes Emigration: Overseas and Across Continents
The New Imperialism: The Race for Africa and Asia
Modern Life and the Culture of Progress: Western Society, 1850-1914
The Second Industrial Revolution
The New Urban Landscape City People Sports and Leisure in the Cities
Private Life: Together and Alone at Home Science in an Age of Optimism Culture: Accepting the Modern World From Optimism to Uncertainty
Descending Into the Twentieth Century: World War and Revolution, 1914-1920
On the Path to Total War The Front Lines War on the Home Front To the Bitter End Assessing the Losses
The Peace Settlement Revolutions in Russia
Darkening Decades: Recovery, Dictators, and Depression, 1920-1939 00
Trying to Recover from the Great War, 1919-1929
Turning Away From Democracy: Dictatorships and Fascism, 1919-1929
Transforming the Soviet Union: 1920-1939
The Great Depression: 1929-1939 Nazism in Germany
Into the Fire Again: World War II, 1939-1945
The Road to War: 1931-1939
Axis Victories, 1939-1942
Struggle and Horror Behind the Front Lines Turning the Tide of War, 1942-1945
Peace and the Legacy of War
Forming the Present
Superpower Struggles and Global Transformations: The Cold War,1945-1980s
Origins of the Cold War East and West: Two Paths to Recovery in Europe
The Twilight of Colonialism A Sense of Relativity in Thought and Culture Protests, Problems, and New Politics: The 1960s to the 1980s
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