Contemporary World History

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 2009-08-31
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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A comprehensive and balanced history of the world in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, William Duiker's book not only chronicles the key events in the revolutionary twentieth century, but also examines the underlying issues that have shaped the times. CONTEMPORARY WORLD HISTORY, 5e, takes a global approach to the subject while doing justice to the distinct character of individual civilizations and regions. Duiker integrates political, economic, social, and cultural history, creating a chronologically ordered synthesis that gives students the true flavor of the most decisive moments in recent world history.

Table of Contents

New World In The Making
The Rise of Industrial Society in the West
The High Tide of Imperialism: Africa and Asia in an Era of Western Dominance
Shadows over the Pacific: East Asia under Challenge
Cultures In Collision
War and Revolution: World War I and Its Aftermath
Nationalism, Revolution, and Dictatorship: Africa, Asia, and Latin America from 1919 to 1939
The Crisis Deepens: The Outbreak of World War II
Across The Ideological Divide
East and West in the Grip of the Cold War
The United States, Canada, and Latin America
Brave New World: The Rise and Fall of Communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe
Postwar Europe: on the Path to Unity?
Toward the Pacific Century?
Japan and the Little Tigers
Third World Rising
The East Is Red: China under Communism
Nationalism Triumphant: The Emergence of Independent States in South and Southeast Asia
Emerging Africa
Ferment in the Middle East
The New Millennium
Constructing a New World Order
Suggested Reading
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