The Earth and Its Peoples A Global History, Brief Edition, Volume II: Since 1500

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  • Copyright: 2008-06-18
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Two-thirds the length of the complete Fourth Edition, this Brief version of The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History retains its major themes and its truly global perspective on world history. This text focuses on the interaction of human beings and their environment, using this central theme to compare different times, places, and societies. Special emphasis is given to technology and how technological development underlies all human activity.Ideal for one-semester survey courses or courses using several primary sources, this text has been carefully abbreviated to maintain the essential narrative of world history. Key pedagogical elements have been retained and further emphasized.

Table of Contents

The Maritime Revolution, to 1550
Global Maritime Expansion
Before Iberian Expansion, 1400-1550
Encounters with Europe, 1450-1550
Comparative Perspectives Environment and Technology
Vasco da Gama's Fleet Issues in World History
Climate and Population, to 1500
TheGlobe Encompassed, 1500-1800
Transformations in Europe, 1500-1750
Culture and Ideas Social and Economic Life
Political Innovations
Comparative Perspectives Diversity and Dominance
Political Craft and Craftiness
The Americas, The Atlantic, and Africa, 1530-1770
Spanish America and Brazil English and French Colonies in North America Plantations in the West Indies
Creating the Atlantic Economy
Colonial Expansion and Conflict Africa and the Atlantic
The Columbian Exchange
Comparative Perspectives Diversity and Dominance
Race and Ethnicity in the Spanish Colonies: Negotiating Hierarchy
Southwest Asia and the Indian Ocean, 1500-1750
The Ottoman Empire
The Safavid Empire
The Mughal Empire
The Maritime Worlds of Islam, 1500-1750
Environment and Technology: Tobacco and Waterpipes
Northern Eurasia, 1500-1800
Japanese Reunification
The Later Ming and Early Qing Empires
The Russian Empire
Comparative Perspectives Diversity and Dominance
Gendered Violence: The Yangzhou Massacre Issues in World History
The Little Ice Age
Revolutions Reshape the World, 1750-1870
Revolutionary Changes in the Atlantic World, 1750-1850
Prelude to Revolution: War and the Enlightenment
The American Revolution
The French Revolution Revolution in Haiti and Latin America
Economic and Social Liberation Movements
Comparative Perspectives Environment and Technology
The Guillotine
The Early Industrial Revolution, 1760-1851
Causes of the Industrial Revolution
The Technological Revolution
The Impact of the Industrial Revolution
New Economic and Political Ideas
The Limits of Industrialization
Outside the West Environment and Technology: Gas Lighting
Land Empires in the Age of Imperialism, 1800-1870
The Ottoman Empire
The Russian Empire
The Qing Empire
Comparative Perspectives Diversity and Dominance
Chinese Responses to Imperialism Issues in World History
State Power, the Census, and the Question of Identity
Africa, India, and the New British Empire, 1750-1870
Changes and Exchanges in Africa
India Under British Rule Britain's Eastern Empire
Comparative Perspectives Diversity and Dominance
Ceremonials of Imperial Dominance
Global Dominance and Diversity, 1850-1949
The New Power Balance, 1850-1900
New Technologies and the World Economy Social Changes
Socialism and Labor Movements
Nationalism and the Rise of Italy, Germany, and Japan
The Great Powers of Europe, 1871-1900
China, Japan, and the Western Powers
Environment and Technology: Railroads and Immigration
Material Culture: Cotton Clothing
The New Imperialism, 1869-1914
The New Imperialism: Motives and Methods
The Scramble for Africa Imperialism in Asia and the Pacific Imperialism in Latin America
The World Economy and the Global Environment
Environment and Technology: Imperialism and Tropical Ecology
The Crisis of the Imperial Order, 1900-1929
Origins of the Crisis in Europe and the Middle East
The "Great War" and the Russian Revolutions
Peace and Dislocation in Europe
China and Japan: Contrasting Destinies
The New Middle East Society, Culture, and Technology in the Industrialized World
Comparative Perspectives Diversity and Dominance
The Middle East After World War I
The Collapse of the Old Order, 1929-1949
Stalin's Revolution
The Depression
The Rise of Fascism East Asia, 1931-1945
The Second World War
The Character of Warfare Environment and Technology: The Enigma Machine
Striving for Independence: India, Africa, and Latin America, 1900-1949
The Indian Independence Movement, 1905-1947
Sub-Saharan Africa, 1900-1945
Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil, 1900-1949
Comparative Perspectives Diversity and Dominance
A Vietnamese Nationalist Denounces
French Colonialism Issues in World History: Famines and Politics
The Perils and Promises of a Global Community, 1945 to the Present
The Cold War and Decolonization, 1945-1975
The Cold War Decolonization and Nation
Building Beyond a Bipolar World
Comparative Perspectives Environment and Technology
The Green Revolution
Crisis, Realignment, and the Dawn of the Post-Cold War World, 1975-1991
Postcolonial Crises and Asian Economic Expansion, 1975-1991
The End of the Bipolar World, 1989-1991
The Challenge of Population Growth
Unequal Development and the Movement of Peoples
Technological and Environmental Change
Diversity and Dominance: The Struggle for Women's Rights in an Era of Global Political and Economic Change
Globalization in the New Millennium
Global Economic and Political Currents
Trends and Visions Global Culture
Environment and Technology
Global Warming Material Culture: Fast Food
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