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Overview

GLOBAL SOCIETY: THE WORLD SINCE 1900 is a globally-oriented narrative in its chronology, geographical integration, and thematic priorities. By focusing on the themes of technology and environment, the Third Edition keeps itself grounded in the material forces affecting global life and includes dynamic pedagogical tools such as maps, tech boxes, and illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Generally the chapters in Global Society are superior, because they do a better job of integrating the social and political history."

"The work is very well done and especially so for those who wish to impart to their students a sense of how a knowledge of the past helps bring about a stronger understanding of the present. It is far and away better than its competitors."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618018505
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/4/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 558
  • Product dimensions: 6.54 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Pamela Kyle Crossley received her Ph.D. in Modern Chinese History from Yale University. She is currently the Robert and Barbara Black Professor of History at Dartmouth College. Her books include THE WOBBLING PIVOT: AN INTERPRETIVE HISTORY OF CHINA SINCE 1800; WHAT IS GLOBAL HISTORY?; A TRANSLUCENT MIRROR: HISTORY AND IDENTITY IN QING IMPERIAL IDEOLOGY; THE MANCHUS; ORPHAN WARRIORS: THREE MANCHU GENERATIONS AND THE END OF THE QING WORLD; and (with Lynn Hollen Lees and John W. Servos) GLOBAL SOCIETY: THE WORLD SINCE 1900.

Lynn Hollen Lees received her Ph.D. from Harvard University. She is professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania and currently serves as co-director of the Wharton-Penn Lauder Program in International Studies. Her books include The Solidarities of Strangers: The English Poor Laws and the People, 1700-1948 (Cambridge University Press, 1998), The Making of Urban Europe, 1000-1994 (Harvard University Press, 1995), and Exiles of Erin: Irish Migrants in Victorian London (Manchester University Press, 1979), which won the John Ben Snow Prize of the North American Conference on British Studies. She has been president of the Urban History Association and has held Fellowships from the National Endowment of the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Her current research is on the British Empire in Southeast Asia.

John W. Servos received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. He teaches the history of science and medicine at Amherst College, where he is the Anson D. Morse Professor of History. His book, Physical Chemistry from Ostwald to Pauling: The Making of a Science in America (Princeton University Press, 1990), was awarded the Pfizer Prize of the History of Science Society in 1991. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and currently serves as president of the History of Science Society.

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Table of Contents

PART I: OLD AND NEW EMPIRES, 1900-1919. 1. The World in 1900. 2. Imperialism Encompasses the Pacific, 1900-1914. 3. Great War, Little Peace, 1914-1919. PART II: STRUGGLES FOR SUPREMACY, 1919-1945. 4. Internationalism, Empire, and Autarchy, 1919-1929. 5. Knowing and Doing: Science and Technology, 1919-1939. 6. The Economic Consequences of War and Peace, 1919-1938. 7. The Murderous Politics of the 1930s. 8. From Regional Wars to Global Conflict, 1936-1946. PART III: RISE AND FALL OF THE BIPOLAR ORDER, 1946-1981. 9. From the United Nations to a Bipolar World, 1945-1953. 10. Two Poles and Perpetual Crisis, 1950-1964. 11. Border Crossings, 1946-1975. 12. The Many Dialects of Rebellion, 1960-1975. 13. Detente to Disarray: The Breakdown of the Bipolar World, 1969-1981. PART IV: EMERGENCE OF NEW GLOBAL SYSTEMS FROM 1981. 14. Reconfigurations of Power, 1981-1991. 15. Global Society in the New Millennium.

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