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Two-thirds the length of the complete Fourth Edition, this Brief version of The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History retains its major themes and its truly global perspective on world history. This text focuses on the interaction of human beings and their environment, using this central theme to compare different times, places, and societies. Special emphasis is given to technology and how technological development underlies all human activity.Ideal for one-semester survey courses or courses using several primary sources, this text has been carefully abbreviated to maintain the essential narrative of world history. Key pedagogical elements have been retained and further emphasized.
14. The Maritime Revolution, to 1550 Global Maritime Expansion Before Iberian Expansion, 1400-1550 Encounters with Europe, 1450-1550 Comparative Perspectives Environment and Technology: Vasco da Gama's Fleet Issues in World History: Climate and Population, to 1500 V. The Globe Encompassed, 1500-1800 15. Transformations in Europe, 1500-1750 Culture and Ideas Social and Economic Life Political Innovations Comparative Perspectives Diversity and Dominance: Political Craft and Craftiness 16. The Americas, The Atlantic, and Africa, 1530-1770 Spanish America and Brazil English and French Colonies in North America Plantations in the West Indies Creating the Atlantic Economy Colonial Expansion and Conflict Africa and the Atlantic The Columbian Exchange Comparative Perspectives Diversity and Dominance: Race and Ethnicity in the Spanish Colonies: Negotiating Hierarchy 17. Southwest Asia and the Indian Ocean, 1500-1750 The Ottoman Empire The Safavid Empire The Mughal Empire The Maritime Worlds of Islam, 1500-1750 Environment and Technology: Tobacco and Waterpipes 18. Northern Eurasia, 1500-1800 Japanese Reunification The Later Ming and Early Qing Empires The Russian Empire Comparative Perspectives Diversity and Dominance: Gendered Violence: The Yangzhou Massacre Issues in World History: The Little Ice Age VI. Revolutions Reshape the World, 1750-1870 19. Revolutionary Changes in the Atlantic World, 1750-1850 Prelude to Revolution: War and the Enlightenment The American Revolution The French Revolution Revolution in Haiti and Latin America Economic and Social Liberation Movements Comparative Perspectives Environment and Technology: The Guillotine 20. The Early Industrial Revolution, 1760-1851 Causes of the Industrial Revolution The Technological Revolution The Impact of the Industrial Revolution New Economic and Political Ideas The Limits of Industrialization Outside the West Environment and Technology: Gas Lighting 21. Land Empires in the Age of Imperialism, 1800-1870 The Ottoman Empire The Russian Empire The Qing Empire Comparative Perspectives Diversity and Dominance: Chinese Responses to Imperialism Issues in World History: State Power, the Census, and the Question of Identity 22. Africa, India, and the New British Empire, 1750-1870 Changes and Exchanges in Africa India Under British Rule Britain's Eastern Empire Comparative Perspectives Diversity and Dominance: Ceremonials of Imperial Dominance VII. Global Dominance and Diversity, 1850-1949 23. 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 Material Culture: Cotton Clothing 24. 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 Environment and Technology: Imperialism and Tropical Ecology 25. 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 Peace and Dislocation in Europe China and Japan: Contrasting Destinies The New Middle East Society, Culture, and Technology in the Industrialized World Comparative Perspectives Diversity and Dominance: The Middle East After World War I 26. The Collapse of the Old Order, 1929-1949 Stalin's Revolution The Depression The Rise of Fascism East Asia, 1931-1945 The Second World War The Character of Warfare Environment and Technology: The Enigma Machine 27. 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 Comparative Perspectives Diversity and Dominance: A Vietnamese Nationalist Denounces French Colonialism Issues in World History: Famines and Politics VIII. The Perils and Promises of a Global Community, 1945 to the Present 28. The Cold War and Decolonization, 1945-1975 The Cold War Decolonization and Nation Building Beyond a Bipolar World Comparative Perspectives Environment and Technology: The Green Revolution 29. Crisis, Realignment, and the Dawn of the Post-Cold War World, 1975-1991 Postcolonial Crises and Asian Economic Expansion, 1975-1991 The End of the Bipolar World, 1989-1991 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 30. Globalization in the New Millennium Global Economic and Political Currents Trends and Visions Global Culture Environment and Technology: Global Warming Material Culture: Fast Food
Posted September 7, 2010
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