World Civilizations: The Global Experience, Volume II - 1450 To Present (Chapters 21-40)

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  • Copyright: 2004-01-01
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Examines all the world's civilizations, including those in the Western tradition but also those civilizations sometimes neglected in world history texts. Maintaining a focus on social history explores gender, class, economic, and intellectual issues, while examining patterns of inequality and human agency throughout world history. Instructors of World Civilization surveys that prefer a global account of history.

Table of Contents

Each chapter begins with an introduction
The World Shrinks, 1450-1750
The World Economy
The West's First Outreach: Maritime Power
In Depth: Causation and the West's Expansion
Toward the World Economy
Visualizing the Past: West Indian Slaveholding
Colonial Expansion
Document: Western Conquerors: Tactics and Motives
Global Connections: The Impact of a New World Order
The Transformation of the West, 1450-1750
The First Big Changes: Culture and Commerce
Science and Politics: The Next Phase of Change
Visualizing the Past: Versailles
In Depth: Elites and Masses
The West by 1750 Document: Controversies About Women
Global Connections: Europe and the World
The Rise of Russia
Russia's Expansionist Politics
Under the Tsars
Russia's First Westernization, 1690-1790
Document: The Nature of Westernization
Themes in Early Modern Russian History
Visualizing the Past: Oppressed Peasants
In Depth: Multinational Empires
Global Connections: Russia and the World
Early Latin America
Spaniards and Portuguese: From Reconquest to Conquest
Document: A Vision from the Vanquished
The Destruction and Transformation of Indian Societies
In Depth: The Great Exchange
Colonial Economies and Governments
Brazil: The First Plantation Colony
Multiracial Societies
Visualizing the Past: Race or Culture? A Changing Society
The 18th-Century Reforms
Global Connections: Latin America and the World
Africa and the Africans in the Age of the Atlantic Slave Trade
The Atlantic Slave Trade
African Societies, Slavery, and the Slave Trade
Visualizing the Past: Symbols of African Kinship
White Settlers and Africans in Southern Africa
In Depth: Slavery and Human Society
The African Diaspora
Document: An African's Description of the Middle Passage
Global Connections: Africa and the World
The Muslim Empires
The Ottomans: From Frontier Warriors to Empire Builders
The Shi'ite Challenge of the Safavids
Document: An Islamic Traveler Laments the Muslims' Indifference to Europe
In Depth: The Gunpowder Empires and the Shifting Balance of Global Power
The Mughals and the Apex of Muslim Civilization in India Visualizing the Past: The Basis of Imperial Power in the Rival Muslim Empires
Global Connections: The Muslim Empires and the World
Asian Transitions in an Age of Global Change
The Asian Trading World and the Coming of the Europeans
Visualizing the Past: Intruders: The Pattern of Early European Expansion in Asia
Ming China: A Global Mission Refused
Document: Exam Questions as a Mirror of Chinese Values
In Depth: Means and Motives for Overseas Expansion: Europe and China Compared
Fending Off the West: Japan's Reunification and the First Challenge
Global Connections: Asia and the World
Industrialization and Western Global Hegemony, 1750-1914
The Emergence of Industrial Society in the West, 1750-1914
Diplomacy and Society
Forces of Change
Visualizing the Past: The French Revolution in Cartoon
The Consolidation of the Industrial Order, 1850-1914
Document: Women in the Industrial Revolution
Cultural Transformations
Western Settler Societies
In Depth: The United States in World History
Diplomatic Tensions and World War I
Global Connections: Industrial Europe and the World
Industrialization and Imperialism: The Making of the European Global Order
The Shift to Land Empires in Asia In Depth: Western Education and the Rise of an African and Asian Middle Class
Industrial Rivalries and the Partition of the World, 1870-1914
Patterns of Dominance: Continuity and Change
Visualizing the Past: Capitalism and Colonialism
Document: Contrary Images: The Colonizer Versus the Colonized on the "Civilizing Mission." Global Connections
The Consolidation of Latin America, 1830-1920
From Colonies to Nations
New Nations Confront Old and New Problems
Document: Confronting the Hispanic Heritage: From Independence to Consolidation
Latin American Economies and World Markets, 1820-1870
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