Contemporary World History / Edition 5

Contemporary World History / Edition 5

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by William J. Duiker
     
 


Duiker's comprehensive, balanced history of the world in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries provides you with context for interpreting the events that you hear about in the news each day. You'll view history from the broader global perspective, while at the same time gaining insight into the distinct character of individual civilizations and regions. To… See more details below

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Duiker's comprehensive, balanced history of the world in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries provides you with context for interpreting the events that you hear about in the news each day. You'll view history from the broader global perspective, while at the same time gaining insight into the distinct character of individual civilizations and regions. To ensure that you have a well-rounded understanding of the most decisive moments in recent times, Duiker integrates political, economic, social, and cultural history into a smoothly written narrative. Discussions are illuminated by timelines that highlight and contrast different cultures and nations-giving you an "at-a-glance" perspective on eras and their defining events; photos from the author's own collection for a closer, more personal look at the world we live in; and primary-source documents that offer an in-depth way to understand the past.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495572718
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
08/31/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
516,416
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


Part I: NEW WORLD IN THE MAKING.?? 1. The Rise of Industrial Society in the West.?? 2. The High Tide of Imperialism: Africa and Asia in an Era of Western Dominance.? 3. Shadows over the Pacific: East Asia Under Challenge.? Part II: CULTURES IN COLLISION.? 4. War and Revolution: World War I and Its Aftermath.? 5. Nationalism, Revolution, and Dictatorship: Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America from 1919 to 1939.? 6. The Crisis Deepens: The Outbreak of World War II. Part III: ACROSS THE IDEOLOGICAL DIVIDE.?? 7. East and West in the Grip of the Cold War.?? 8. The United States, Canada, and Latin America.?? 9. Brave New World: The Rise and Fall of Communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.?? 10. Postwar Europe: On the Path to Unity?? 11. Toward the Pacific Century? Japan and the Little Tigers.? Part IV: THIRD WORLD RISING.?? 12. The East Is Red: China Under Communism.?? 13. Nationalism Triumphant: The Emergence of Independent States in South and Southeast Asia. 14. Emerging Africa.?? 15. Ferment in the Middle East.?? Part V: THE NEW MILLENNIUM. 16. Constructing a New World Order.

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