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

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-09-10
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin
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Taking Sidesvolumes present 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 or challenge questions.Taking Sidesreaders feature an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites. An online Instructor's Resource Guide with testing material is available for each volume.Using Taking Sides in the Classroomis also an excellent instructor resource. Visit www.mhhe.com/takingsides for more details.

Table of Contents

The Modern World
Did the Industrial Revolution Lead to a Sexual Revolution?
Was the French Revolution Worth Its Human Costs?
Does Napoleon Bonaparte Deserve His Historical Reputation as a Great General?
Did British Policy Decisions Cause the Mass Emigration and Land Reforms That Followed the Irish Potato Famine?
Did the Meiji Restoration Constitute a Revolution in Nineteenth-Century Japan?
Were Economic Factors Primarily Responsible for British Imperialism?
The Early Twentieth Century
Was China's Boxer Rebellion Caused by Environmental Factors?
Were German Militarism and Diplomacy Responsible for World War I?
Was the Treaty of Versailles Responsible for World War II?
Did the Bolshevik Revolution Improve the Lives of Soviet Women?
Was German "Eliminationist Anti-Semitism" Responsible for the Holocaust?
Was Stalin Responsible for the Korean War?
The Contemporary World
Are Chinese Confucianism and Western Capitalism Compatible?
Were Ethnic Leaders Responsible for the Disintegration of Yugoslavia?
Was Ethnic Hatred Primarily Responsible for the Rwandan Genocide of 1994?
Does Islamic Revivalism Challenge a Stable World Order?
Is the Influence of the European Union in World Affairs Increasing?
Have Afghan Women Been Liberated from Oppression?
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