A Retrospective On The Twentieth Century World / Edition 1

A Retrospective On The Twentieth Century World / Edition 1

by Choi Chatterjee, Jeffrey Gould, Phyllis Martin, James Riley
     
 


Three grand themes characterized the twentieth century: crises on a scale that outstripped any in human history, revolutionary ideology and action that brought social and political transformation on a global scale, and new technologies breathtaking in their pace and innovation. Through a discussion of overarching ideas and through case studies, this book… See more details below

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Three grand themes characterized the twentieth century: crises on a scale that outstripped any in human history, revolutionary ideology and action that brought social and political transformation on a global scale, and new technologies breathtaking in their pace and innovation. Through a discussion of overarching ideas and through case studies, this book explores the contradictions, commonalties, and varieties of human experience. Thematic chapters deal with issues such as modernization, imperialism, social revolutions, fascism, feminism, fundamentalism, war and peace, science, population, and economic inequality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813326917
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
03/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
452
Product dimensions:
0.91(w) x 7.00(h) x 10.00(d)

Table of Contents

Pictures and Illustrations
Maps
Tables
Figures
Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. 1The Early Century
1The Paradoxes of Modernization1
2Imperialism and Colonial Rule27
3Materialism and the Crisis of Capitalism53
4Revolutions Before Bolshevism77
5Bolshevism Reshapes Revolution99
6Fascism and the Holocaust125
Pt. 2The Later Century
7Independence: Achievement and Continuing Struggle153
8Peasants and Peasant Revolts181
91968 and New Radical Visions209
10Islamic Fundamentalism in Critical Perspective233
Pt. 3Century-Long Themes
11Feminism in the Modern World261
12War and Peace285
13Science: Giant Leaps for Humankind, with Misgivings311
14Population Growth335
15Nations at Risk359
Conclusion: Century's End381
Suggested Readings and Other Resources387
Index403

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