One World Divisible: A Global History since 1945 / Edition 1

One World Divisible: A Global History since 1945 / Edition 1

by David Reynolds
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393321088

ISBN-13: 9780393321081

Pub. Date: 02/28/2001

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

"A magisterial account of our time by a distinguished historian."—Walter LaFeber, prize-winning author of The Clash
Global change has accelerated at an unprecedented pace in the last half-century. The trajectory of change points in different directions, with the world growing at once more interconnected and more fragmented. Commerce and migrations, television…  See more details below

Overview

"A magisterial account of our time by a distinguished historian."—Walter LaFeber, prize-winning author of The Clash
Global change has accelerated at an unprecedented pace in the last half-century. The trajectory of change points in different directions, with the world growing at once more interconnected and more fragmented. Commerce and migrations, television and the World Wide Web suggest a story of growing interconnection, while at the same time the proliferation of nation-states and the divisions rooted in religion, race, and material inequality tell of separation and conflict. David Reynolds’s brilliant history captures both themes and grounds them vividly in the people and events of the last fifty years. Reynolds captures the great political events: the Cold War, the Chinese revolution, independence movements, Vietnam, and the fall of the Soviet Union, and broader developments: economic and population growth, the spread of cities, vast technological change, genetic manipulation, and the creation of a digital world. Carefully avoiding an encyclopedic approach, Reynolds integrates these themes into a narrative with authority, vision, and style. A volume in the Global Century series, books by outstanding scholars on the history of the world in the twentieth century—general editor, Paul Kennedy.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393321081
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Series:
The Global Century Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
920
Sales rank:
429,548
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Mapsxiv
List of Illustrationsxv
Forewordxvii
Acknowledgmentsxix
Introduction1
1The Mushroom Cloud and the Iron Curtain9
The Cover Story That Never Was9
The War and the Superpowers12
From Cold Peace to Cold War21
Two Blocs, Two Germanies, Two Bombs30
2Communist Revolutions. Asian Style37
Japan Under U.S. Occupation39
China and the Endgame of Civil War42
Korea: The Cold War Turns Hot46
Consolidating Unity and Revolution in China54
Nationalism and Communism in Southeast Asia58
The Limits of "Independence"65
3Legacies of Empire67
The Partition of India68
Palestine: One Land, Two Peoples76
The Middle East after Britain and France80
Africa and the Persistence of Imperialism88
The "White Commonwealth" Between Britain and America98
Latin America: "Our" Hemisphere and "Their" Island102
4Two Europes, Two Germanies108
The Socialist Transformation of Eastern Europe109
Germany: East and West117
Western Europe: Captealism, Welfare, and Integration122
The Bomb and the Wall131
5Cities and Consumers136
Births and Deaths137
Cities and Buildings144
Suburbs and Automobiles154
The Culture of Consumption157
6Eyeball to Eyeball, Shoulder to Shoulder166
Eisenhower, Khrushchev, and the Space Race167
Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Cuba175
De Gaulle and the Travails of Western Europe182
Dubcek and the Taming of Eastern Europe194
7Color, Creed, and Coups200
The Politics of Race in Black and White201
Ethnicity and Conflict in Black Africa213
Development and the Military in Latin America219
Christianity Between Church and State226
Holy War in the Middle East234
Politics, Religion, and Nationalism in South Asia242
8East Wind, West Wind249
The Great Leap and the Cultural Revolution250
Southeast Asia and Indonesia's Turning Point261
America's Anguish, Vietnam's Tragedy271
The Vietnam War and America's Allies286
9Cultures and Families289
The Consumption of Culture290
Educational Revolutions301
Women on the Move308
10Superpower Detente. Communist Confrontation322
A New Strategic Triangle: America, Russia, China323
West Germany Looks East333
Western Europe Looks North and South338
America in Retreat, Detente in Decline347
New Indochina Wars--Communist Against Communist356
Afghanistan, the Olympics, and the Demise of Detente362
11Israel, Oil, and Islam369
October 1973: Arab Gamble, Superpower Crisis370
Partial Peace: Israel, Egypt, and the Palestinians376
The Gulf States and the Oil Boom382
The Iranian Revolution and Islamic Resurgence390
12Capitalist Revolutions, Asian Style403
The West and Stagflation404
The Japanese "Miracle"411
The Asian Tigers420
The Tiger Cubs427
The Chinese Dragon435
The Indian Elephant441
13Challenges for the West452
Thatcherism, Reaganomics, and the Crisis of Capitalism453
Latin America: Debt, Democracy, and Revolution459
Sub-Saharan Africa: The Collapse of the Stave471
The "New Cold War" and Transatlantic Turmoil481
14Chips and Genes494
Science, Business, and Government495
Telecommunications and the Satellite Revolution498
Computers and the Electronics Revolution506
The "Information Society" and International Rivalbies515
Molecular Biology and the Revolution in Genetics519
Nuclear Power and the Environmental Counterrevolution527
15The Crisis of Communism539
Gorbachev and the "New Thinking"540
The European Revolutions of 1989550
German Unification and European Union561
Soviet Dis-Union569
The Chinese Exception576
16States, Wealth, and Order after the Cold War586
Iraq, Israel, and the Search for Peace in the Middle East587
Poverty and Despotism in Sub-Saharan Africa598
Latin America: Opening Up Economies, States, and Region609
Postcommunism and the Redefinition of Europe617
The Crisis of "Asian Values"?630
17Goods and Values644
Solitary Superpower, Anxious Americans645
"Globalization" and Its Discontents650
Faith and Doubt657
Creating Life?666
Sustaining Life672
Social Life679
Epilogue693
Further Reading703
Notes711
Illustration Credits821
Index823

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >