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Patterns of World History, Volume Two: From 1400

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2020-10-20
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Presented in two volumes for maximum flexibility, Patterns of World History, Brief Fourth Edition, offers a distinct framework for understanding the global past through the study of origins, interactions, and adaptations. The authors examine the full range of human ingenuity over time and space in a comprehensive, evenhanded, and critical fashion. They offer a distinct intellectual framework for the role of innovation and historical change through patterns of origins, interactions, and adaptations. The Brief Edition offers a streamlined narrative and the lowest price points of any full-color world history textbook currently available.

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Author Biography

Peter von Sivers is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Utah.

Charles A. Desnoyers is Professor of History at La Salle University.

George B. Stow is Professor of History and Director of the Graduate Program in History at La Salle University.

Table of Contents


Chapter 19. African Kingdoms, the Atlantic Slave Trade, and the Origins of Black America,1450-1800
African States and the Slave Trade
The End of Empires in the North and the Rise of States in the Center
Portugal's Explorations along the African Coast and Contacts with Ethiopia
Coastal Africa and the Atlantic Slave Trade
American Plantation Slavery and Atlantic Mercantilism
The Special Case of Plantation Slavery in the Americas
Slavery in British North America
The Fatal Triangle: The Economic Patterns of the Atlantic Slave Trade
Culture and Identity in the African Diaspora
A New Society: Creolization of the Early Atlantic World
Putting It All Together

Chapter 20. The Mughal Empire: Muslim Rulers and Hindu Subjects,1400-1750
History and Political Life of the Mughals
From Samarkand to Hindustan
The Summer and Autumn of Empire
Administration, Society, and Economy
Mansabdars and Bureaucracy
The Mughals and Early Modern Economy
Society, Family, and Gender
Science, Religion, and the Arts
Science and Technology
Religion: In Search of Balance
Literature and Art
Putting It All Together

Chapter 21. Regulating the "Inner" and "Outer" Domains: China and Japan, 1500-1800
Late Ming and Qing China to 1750
From Expansion to Exclusion
The Spring and Summer of Power: The Qing to 1750
Village and Family Life
Science, Culture, and Intellectual Life
The Long War and Longer Peace: Japan, 1450-1750
The Struggle for Unification
The Tokugawa Bakufu to 1750
Growth and Stagnation: Economy and Society
Hothousing "Japaneseness": Culture, Science, and Intellectual Life
Putting It All Together

Chapter 22. Patterns of Nation-States and Culture in the Atlantic World, 1750-1871
Origins of the Nation-State, 1750-1815
The American, French, and Haitian Revolutions
Enlightenment Culture: Radicalism and Moderation
The Enlightenment and Its Many Expressions
The Other Enlightenment: The Ideology of Ethnic Nationalism
The Growth of the Nation-State, 1815-1871
Restoration Monarchies, 1815-1848
Nation-State Building in Anglo-America, 1783-1900
Romanticism and Realism: Philosophical and Artistic Expression to 1850
Putting It All Together

Chapter 23. Creoles and Caudillos: Latin America in the Nineteenth Century, 1790-1917
Independence, Constitutionalism, and Landed Elites
Independence in the Southern Cone: State Formation in Argentina
Brazil: From Kingdom to Republic
Independence and State Formation in Western and Northern South America
Independence and Political Development in the North: Mexico
Latin American Society and Economy in the Nineteenth Century
Rebuilding Societies and Economies
Export-Led Growth
Culture, Family, and the Status of Women
Putting It All Together

Chapter 24. The Challenge of Modernity: East Asia, 1750-1910
China and Japan in the Age of Imperialism
China and Maritime Trade, 1750-1839
The Opium Wars and the Treaty Port Era
Toward Revolution: Reform and Reaction to 1900
In Search of Security through Empire: Japan in the Meiji Era
Economy and Society in Late Qing China
The Seeds of Modernity and the New Economic Order
Culture, Arts, and Science
Zaibatsu and Political Parties: Economy and Society in Meiji Japan
Commerce and Cartels
"Civilization and Enlightenment": Science, Culture, and the Arts
Putting It All Together

Chapter 25. Adaptation and Resistance: The Ottoman and Russian Empires, 1683-1908
Decentralization and Reforms in the Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Imperialism in the 1600s and 1700s
The Western Challenge and Ottoman Responses
Iran's Effort to Cope with the Western Challenge
Westernization, Reforms, and Industrialization in Russia
Russia and Westernization
Russia in the Early Nineteenth Century
The Great Reforms
Russian Industrialization
The Abortive Russian Revolution of 1905
Putting It All Together

Chapter 26. Industrialization and Its Discontents, 1750-1914
Origins and Growth of Industrialism, 1750-1914
Early Industrialism, 1750-1870
The Spread of Early Industrialism
Later Industrialism, 1871-1914
The Social and Economic Impact of Industrialism, 1750-1914
Demographic Changes
Industrial Society
Critics of Industrialism
Improved Standards of Living
Improved Urban Living
Big Business
Intellectual and Cultural Responses to Industrialism
Scientific and Intellectual Developments
Toward Modernity in Philosophy and Religion
Toward Modernity in Literature and the Arts
Putting It All Together

Chapter 27. The New Imperialism in the Nineteenth Century, 1750-1914
The British Colonies of India and Australia
The British East India Company
Direct British Rule
British Settler Colonies: Australia
European Imperialism in the Middle East and Africa
The Rising Appeal of Imperialism in the West
The Scramble for Africa
Western Imperialism and Colonialism in Southeast Asia
The Dutch in Indonesia
Spain in the Philippines
The French in Vietnam
Putting It All Together

Chapter 28. World Wars and Competing Visions of Modernity, 1900-1945
The Great War and Its Aftermath
A Savage War and a Flawed Peace
America First: The Beginnings of a Consumer Culture and the Great Depression
Great Britain and France: Slow Recovery and Troubled Empires
Latin America: Independent Democracies and Authoritarian Regimes
New Variations on Modernity: The Soviet Union and Communism
The Communist Party and Regime in the Soviet Union
The Collectivization of Agriculture and Industrialization
New Variations on Modernity: Supremacist Nationalism in Italy, Germany, and Japan
From Fascism in Italy to Nazism in the Third Reich
Japan's "Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere" and China's Struggle for Unity
Putting It All Together

Chapter 29. Reconstruction, Cold War, and Decolonization,1945-1962
Superpower Confrontation: Capitalist Democracy and Communism
The Cold War Era, 1945-1962
Society and Culture in Postwar North America, Europe, and Japan
Populism and Industrialization in Latin America
Slow Social Change
Populist-Guided Democracy
The End of Colonialism and the Rise of New Nations
"China Has Stood Up"
Decolonization, Israel, and Arab Nationalism in the Middle East
Decolonization and Cold War in Asia
Decolonization and Cold War in Africa
Putting It All Together

Chapter 30. The End of the Cold War, Western Social Transformation, and the Developing World, 1963-1991
The Climax of the Cold War
The Soviet Superpower in Slow Decline
Transforming the West
Civil Rights Movements
From "Underdeveloped" to "Developing" World, 1963-1991
China: Cultural Revolution to Four Modernizations
Vietnam and Cambodia: War and Communist Rule
The Middle East
Africa: From Independence to Development
Latin America: Proxy Wars
Putting It All Together

Chapter 31. A Fragile Capitalist-Democratic World Order, 1991-2017
Capitalist Democracy: The Dominant Pattern of Modernity
A Decade of Global Expansion: The United States and the World in the 1990s
Two Communist Holdouts: China and Vietnam
Pluralist Democracy under Strain
The Environmental Limits of Modernity
Putting It All Together


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