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THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES presents world history in a balanced, global framework, shifting the focus away from political centers of power. This truly global text for the world history survey course employs a fundamental theme—the interaction of human beings and the environment—to compare different times, places, and societies. Special emphasis is given to technology (in its broadest sense) and how technological development underlies all human activity. Highly acclaimed in their fields of study, the authors bring a wide array of expertise to the program. A combination of strong scholarship and detailed pedagogy gives the book its reputation for rigor and student accessibility. The Fifth Edition features new pedagogy and a beautiful new design.
16. The Maritime Revolution, to 1550. Global Maritime Expansion Before 1450. European Expansion, 1400-1550. Encounters with Europe, 1450-1550. Conclusion. Environment and Technology: Vasco da Gama's Fleet. Diversity and Dominance: Kongo's Christian King. Issues in World History: Climate and Population to 1500. PART V: THE GLOBE ENCOMPASSED, 1500-1750. 17. Transformations in Europe, 1500-1750. Culture and Ideas. Social and Economic Life. Political Innovations. Environment and Technology: Mapping the World. Diversity and Dominance: Political Craft and Craftiness. 18. The Diversity of American Colonial Societies, 1530-1770. The Columbian Exchange. Spanish America and Brazil. English and French Colonies in North America. Colonial Expansion and Conflict. Environment and Technology: A Silver Refinery at Potosi, Bolivia, 1700. Diversity and Dominance: Race and Ethnicity in the Spanish Colonies: Negotiating Hierarchy. 19. The Atlantic System and Africa, 1550-1800. Plantations in the West Indies. Plantation Life in the Eighteenth Century. Creating the Atlantic Economy. Africa, the Atlantic, and Islam. Environment and Technology: Amerindian Foods in Africa. Diversity and Dominance: Slavery in West Africa and the Americas. 20. Southwest Asia and the Indian Ocean, 1500-1750. The Ottoman Empire, to 1750. The Safavid Empire, 1502-1722. The Mughal Empire, 1526-1761. The Maritime Worlds of Islam, 1500-1750. Diversity and Dominance: Islamic Law and Ottoman Rule. Environment and Technology: Tobacco and Waterpipes. 21. Northern Eurasia, 1500-1800. Japanese Reunification. The Later Ming and Early Qing Empires. The Russian Empire. Environment and Technology: East Asian Porcelain. Diversity and Dominance: Gendered Violence: The Yangzhou Massacre. Issues in World History: The Little Ice Age. PART VI: REVOLUTIONS RESHAPE THE WORLD, 1750-1870. 22. Revolutionary Changes in the Atlantic World, 1750-1850 Prelude to Revolution: The Eighteenth-Century Crisis. The American Revolution, 1775-1800. The French Revolution, 1789-1815. Revolution Spreads, Conservatives Respond, 1789-1850. Environment and Technology: The Guillotine. Diversity and Dominance: Robespierre and Wollstonecraft Defend and Explain the Terror. 23. The Early Industrial Revolution, 1760-1851. Causes of the Industrial Revolution. The Technological Revolution. The Impact of the Early Industrial Revolution. New Economic and Political Ideas. Diversity and Dominance: Adam Smith and the Division of Labor. Environment and Technology: Gas Lighting. 24. Nation Building and Economic Transformation in the Americas, 1800-1890. Independence in Latin America, 1800-1830. The Problem of Order, 1825-1890. The Challenge of Social and Economic Change. Diversity and Dominance: The Afro-Brazilian Experience, 1828. Environment and Technology: Constructing the Port of Buenos Aires, Argentina. 25 Land Empires in the Age of Imperialism, 1800-1870. The Ottoman Empire. The Russian Empire. The Qing Empire. Environment and Technology: The Web of War. Diversity and Dominance: Chinese Responses to Imperialism. 26. Africa, India, and the New British Empire, 1750-1870. Changes and Exchanges in Africa. India Under British Rule. Britain's Eastern Empire. Diversity and Dominance: Ceremonials of Imperial Domination. Environment and Technology: Whaling. Issues in World History: State Power, the Census, and the Question of Identity. PART VII: GLOBAL DIVERSITY AND DOMINANCE, 1850-1945. 27. The New Power Balance, 1850-1900. New Technologies and the World Economy. Social Changes. Socialism and Labor Movements. Nationalism and the Rise of Italy, Germany, and Japan. The Great Powers of Europe, 1871-1900. China, Japan, and the Western Powers. Environment and Technology: Railroads and Immigration. Diversity and Dominance: Marx and Engels on Global Trade and the Bourgeoisie. Material Culture: Cotton Clothing. 28. The New Imperialism, 1869-1914. The New Imperialism: Motives and Methods. The Scramble for Africa. Imperialism in Asia and the Pacific. Imperialism in Latin America. The World Economy and the Global Environment. Diversity and Dominance: Two Africans Recall the Arrival of the Europeans. Environment and Technology: Imperialism and Tropical Ecology. 29. The Crisis of the Imperial Order, 1900-1929. Origins of the Crisis in Europe and the Middle East. The "Great War" and the Russian Revolutions, 1914-1918. Peace and Dislocation in Europe, 1919-1929. China and Japan: Contrasting Destinies. The New Middle East. Society, Culture, and Technology in the Industrialized World. Diversity and Dominance: The Middle East After World War I. Environment and Technology: The Birth of Civil Aviation. 30. The Collapse of the Old Order, 1929-1949. The Stalin Revolution. The Depression. The Rise of Fascism. East Asia, 1931-1945. The Second World War. The Character of Warfare. Diversity and Dominance: Women, Family Values, and the Russian Revolution. Environment and Technology: The Enigma Machine. 31. Striving for Independence: India, Africa, and Latin America, 1900-1949. The Indian Independence Movement, 1905-1947. Sub-Saharan Africa, 1900-1945. Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil, 1900-1949. Environment and Technology: Gandhi and Technology. Diversity and Dominance: A Vietnamese Nationalist Denounces French Colonialism. Issues in World History: Famines and Politics. PART VIII: PERILS AND PROMISES OF A GLOBAL COMMUNITY, 1945 TO THE PRESENT. 32. The Cold War and Decolonization, 1945-1975. The Cold War. Decolonization and Nation Building. Beyond a Bipolar World. Environment and Technology: The Green Revolution. Diversity and Dominance: Race and the Struggle for Justice in South Africa 33. The End of the Cold War and the Challenge of Economic Development and Immigration, 1975-2000. Postcolonial Crises and Asian Economic Expansion. The End of the Bipolar World. The Challenge of Population Growth. Unequal Development and the Movement of Peoples. Technological and Environmental Change. Diversity and Dominance: The Struggle for Women's Rights in an Era of Global Political and Economic Change. Environment and Technology: The Computer Gets Personal. Material Culture: Fast Food. 34. New Challenges in a New Millennium. Globalization and Economic Crisis. The Question of Values. Global Culture. Diversity and Dominance: Conflict and Civilization. Environment and Technology: Global Warming.
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