Taking Sides: Clashing Views in World History, Volume 2: The Modern Era to the Present, Expanded

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This Expanded Edition of TAKING SIDES: CLASHING VIEWS IN WORLD HISTORY, VOLUME 2 presents current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript. An instructor's manual with testing material is available for each volume. USING TAKING SIDES IN THE CLASSROOM is also an excellent instructor resource with practical suggestions on incorporating this effective approach in the classroom. Each TAKING SIDES reader features an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites and is supported by our student website, www.mhcls.com/online.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
Introductionp. xv
The Modern Worldp. 1
Did the Industrial Revolution Lead to a Sexual Revolution?p. 2
Yes: Edward Shorter, from "Female Emancipation, Birth Control, and Fertility in European History," American Historical Review (June 1973)p. 4
No: Louise A. Tilley, Joan W. Scott, and Miriam Cohen, from "Women's Work and European Fertility Patterns," Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (Winter 1976)p. 11
Was the French Revolution Worth Its Human Costs?p. 20
Yes: Peter Kropotkin, from The Great French Revolution, 1789-1793, trans. N.F. Dryhurst (Shocken Books, 1971)p. 22
No: The Economist Staff Writer, from "The French Revolution: Bliss Was It In That Dawn?" The Economist (December 24, 1988)p. 29
Did British Policy Decisions Cause the Mass Emigration and Land Reforms That Followed the Irish Potato Famine?p. 39
Yes: Christine Kinealy, from This Great Calamity: The Irish Famine, 1845-52 (Roberts Rinehart, 1995)p. 41
No: Hasia R. Diner, from Erin's Daughters in America: Irish Immigrant Women in the Nineteenth Century (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983)p. 50
Did the Meiji Restoration Constitute a Revolution in Nineteenth-Century Japan?p. 59
Yes: Andrew Gordon, from A Modern History of Japan: From Tokugawa Times to the Present (Oxford University Press, 2003)p. 61
No: W.G. Beasley, from The Meiji Restoration (Stanford University Press, 1972)p. 72
Were Economic Factors Primarily Responsible for British Imperialism?p. 82
Yes: Lance E. Davis and Robert A, Huttenback, from Mammon and the Pursuit of Empire: The Economics of British Imperialism, abridged ed. (Cambridge University Press, 1988)p. 84
No: John M. MacKenzie, from The Partition of Africa, 1880-1900: And European Imperialism in the Nineteenth Century (Methuen & Co., 1983)p. 93
Was China's Boxer Rebellion Caused by Environmental Factors?p. 104
Yes: Paul A. Cohen, From History in Three Keys: The Boxers in Event, Experience, and Myth (Columbia University Press, 1997)p. 106
No: Henrietta Harrison, from "Justice on Behalf of Heaven," History Today (September 2000)p. 114
The Early Twentieth Centuryp. 123
Were German Militarism and Diplomacy Responsible for World War I?p. 124
Yes: V.R. Berghahn, from Imperial Germany, 1871-1914: Economic, Society, Culture, and Politics (Berghahn Books, 1994)p. 126
No: Samuel R. Williamson, Jr., from "The Origins of the War," in Hew Strachan, ed., The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War (Oxford University Press, 1998)p. 135
Was the Treaty of Versailles Responsible for World War II?p. 145
Yes: Derek Aldcroft, from "The Versailles Legacy," History Review (December 1997)p. 147
No: Mark Mazower, from "Two Cheers for Versailles," History Today Only 1997)p. 155
Did the Bolshevik Revolution Improve the Lives of Soviet Women?p. 163
Yes: Richard Stites, from "Women and the Revolutionary Process in Russia," in Renate Bridenthal, Claudia Koontz, and Susan M. Stuard, eds., Becoming Visible: Women in European History, 2nd. ed. (Houghton Mifflin, 1987)p. 165
No: Lesley A. Rimmel, from "The Baba and the Comrade: Gender and Politics in Soviet Russia," The Women's Review of Books (September 1998)p. 173
Was German "Eliminationist Antisemitism" Responsible for the Holocaust?p. 181
Yes: Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, from "The Paradigm Challenged," Tikkun (May-June 1988)p. 183
No: Christopher R. Browning, from "Ordinary Germans or Ordinary Men? A Reply to the Critics," in Michael Berenbaum and Abraham J. Peck, eds., The Holocaust and History: The Known, the Unknown, the Disputed, and the Reexamined (Indiana University Press, 1998)p. 193
Should Japanese Emperor Hirohito Have Been Held Responsible for Japan's World War II Actions?p. 202
Yes: Herbert Bix, from "Emperor Hirohito's War," History Today (December 1999)p. 204
No: Stephen S. Large, from Emperor Hirohito and Showa Japan: A Political Biography (Routledge, 1992)p. 213
Was Stalin Responsible for the Cold War?p. 225
Yes: John Lewis Gaddis, from We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War History (Clarendon Press, 1997)p. 227
No: Martin Sherwin, from "The Atomic Bomb and the Origins of the Cold War," in Melvyn P. Leffler and David S. Painter, eds., Origins of the Cold War: An International History (Routledge, 1994)p. 234
The Contemporary Worldp. 247
Are Chinese Confucianism and Western Capitalism Compatible?p. 248
Yes: A.T. Nuyen, from "Chinese Philosophy and Western Capitalism," Asian Philosophy (March 1999)p. 250
No: Jack Scarborough, from "Comparing Chinese and Western Cultural Roots: Why 'East is East and...'," Business Horizons (November 1998)p. 260
Does Islamic Revivalism Challenge a Stable World Order?p. 271
Yes: John I. Esposito, from The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality? 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press, 1995)p. 273
No: Sharif Shuja, from "Islam and the West: From Discord to Understanding," Contemporary Review (May 2001)p. 280
Was Ethnic Hatred Responsible for the Rwandan Genocide of 1994?p. 288
Yes: Alison Des Forges, from "The Ideology of Genocide," Issue: A Journal of Opinion (1995)p. 290
No: Rene Lemarchand, from "Rwanda: The Rationality of Genocide," Issue: A Journal of Opinion (1995)p. 297
Were Ethnic Leaders Responsible for the Disintegration of Yugoslavia?p. 305
Yes: Warren Zimmerman, from Origins of a Catastrophe (Times Books, 1996)p. 307
No: Steven Majstorovic, from "Ancient Hatreds or Elite Manipulation? Memory and Politics in the Former Yugoslavia," World Affairs (Spring 1997)p. 314
Do the Roots of Modern Terrorism Lie in Political Powerlessness, Economic Hopelessness, and Social Alienation?p. 324
Yes: Anatol Lieven, from "Strategy for Terror," Prospect (October 2001)p. 326
No: Mark Juergensmeyer, from "Terror in the Name of God," Current History (November 2001)p. 333
Have Afghan Women Been Liberated From Oppression?p. 342
Yes: Sima Wali, from "Afghan Women: Recovering, Rebuilding," Carnegie Council on Ethics & International Affairs (October 2002)p. 344
No: Noy Thrupkaew, from "What Do Afghan Women Want?" The American Prospect (August 26, 2002)p. 348
Is the Influence of the European Union in World Affairs Increasing?p. 357
Yes: Mitchell P. Smith, from "Soft Power Rising," World Literature Today (January/February 2006)p. 359
No: Efstathios T. Fakiolas, from "The European Union's Problems of Cohesion," New Zealand International Review (March/April 2007)p. 365
Should the United States Pursue a Policy of Liberal Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century?p. 374
Yes: Max Boot, from "Liberal Imperialism," American Heritage (June/July 2002)p. 376
No: Immanuel Wallerstein, from "The Eagle Has Crash Landed," Foreign Policy (July/August 2002)p. 384
Contributorsp. 394
Indexp. 398
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