A World Connecting: 1870-1945

A World Connecting: 1870-1945

by Emily S. Rosenberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674047214

ISBN-13: 9780674047211

Pub. Date: 10/31/2012

Publisher: Harvard

Between 1870 and 1945, advances in communication and transportation simultaneously expanded and shrank the world. New technologies erased distance and accelerated the global exchange of people, products, and ideas on an unprecedented scale. A World Connecting focuses on an era when growing global interconnectedness inspired new ambitions but also stoked

Overview

Between 1870 and 1945, advances in communication and transportation simultaneously expanded and shrank the world. New technologies erased distance and accelerated the global exchange of people, products, and ideas on an unprecedented scale. A World Connecting focuses on an era when growing global interconnectedness inspired new ambitions but also stoked anxieties and rivalries that would erupt in two world wars—the most destructive conflicts in human history.

In five interpretive essays, distinguished historians Emily S. Rosenberg, Charles S. Maier, Tony Ballantyne, Antoinette Burton, Dirk Hoerder, Steven C. Topik, and Allen Wells illuminate the tensions that emerged from intensifying interconnectedness and attempts to control and shape the effects of sweeping change. Each essay provides an overview of a particular theme: modern state-building; imperial encounters; migration; commodity chains; and transnational social and cultural networks. With the emergence of modern statehood and the fluctuating fate of empires came efforts to define and police territorial borders. As people, products, capital, technologies, and affiliations flowed across uneasily bounded spaces, the world both came together and fell apart in unexpected, often horrifying, and sometimes liberating ways.

A World Connecting goes beyond nations, empires, and world wars to capture the era’s defining feature: the profound and disruptive shift toward an ever more rapidly integrating world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674047211
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
10/31/2012
Series:
A History of the World, #5
Pages:
1168
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 2.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Emily S. Rosenberg 3

1 Leviathan 2.0: Inventing Modern Statehood Charles S. Maier

Introduction 29

1 The World Is "Weary of the Past 40

2 Reconstruction on a World Scale 93

3 The Human Zoo 153

4 States of Exception 196

2 Empires and the Reach of the Global Tony Ballantyne and Antoinette Burton

Introduction 285

1 Reterritorializing Empires 306

2 Remaking the World 348

3 Global Empires, Transnational Connections 390

3 Migrations and Belongings Dirk Hoerder

Introduction 435

1 A Longue-Durée Perspective 444

2 The Global and the Local 468

3 Migrations, Free and Bound 491

4 Migrations during War and Depression 548

5 The Aftermath of War and Decolonization 579

4 Commodity Chains in a Global Economy Steven C. Topik Allen Wells

Introduction 593

1 Transformations 600

2 The Sinews of Trade 628

3 Commodity Chains 685

5 Transnational Currents in a Shrinking World Emily S. Rosenberg

Introduction 815

1 Currents of Internationalism 823

2 Social Networking and Entangled Attachments 849

3 Exhibitionary Nodes 886

4 Circuits of Expertise 919

5 Spectacular Flows 960

Notes 999

Selected Bibliography 1097

Contributors 1137

Index 1139

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