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Turbulent Passage, Fourth Edition, is a truly global text with a strong emphasis on social and cultural history. Focusing on the major international themes and historical processes that shaped the twentieth century, this text looks at the historical antecedents of current issues and challenges students to compare and draw parallels between historical and contemporary events and trends. Written in a flowing narrative style, Turbulent Passage guides students through the vital and fundamental movements, trends, and patterns of the last 100 years.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205645718
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 8/29/2008
  • Series: MySearchLab Series 15% off Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 405
  • Sales rank: 417,230
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps



Part I: The Birth of the 20th Century

Accelerating Change and the Transition to the 20th Century

Redrawing the Global Map

Social Transformations and the Coming of the 20th Century

Intellectual Foundations for a New Century

Part Overview

Chapter 1
Western Industrialization and the Foundations of the 20th Century


The Industrial Revolution in Europe

document: Feminism

The Consolidation of the Industrial Order, 1850—1914

Diplomatic Tensions Among the Western Powers

analysis: The United States in World History

Conclusion: Diplomacy and Society

Chapter 2
Extending the Industrial Core: The Emergence of Russia and Japan as 20th-Century Powers


Reforms in Russia, 1861—1914

Protest and Revolution

document: Conditions Under Russian Industrialization

Japan: Reform, Industrialization, and Rise to Global Power

analysis: The Separate Paths of Japan and China

Conclusion: Responses to the West and the Question of Autonomy

Chapter 3
Industrialization and Imperialism: The Making of a Global Colonial Order


Industrial Rivalries and the Partition of the World, 1870—1914

Colonial Regimes and African and Asian Peoples

analysis: Western Education and the Rise of an African and Asian Middle Class

document: Contrary Images: The Colonizer Versus the Colonized on the “Civilizing Mission”

White Dominions and Mixed Settler Colonies

Conclusion: The Pattern of the Age of Imperialism

Chapter 4
Precarious Sovereignty: Western Informal Empire and Constricted Development

in Latin America, the Middle East, and China


National Consolidation in Latin America

analysis: Explaining Underdevelopment

The Great Boom, 1880—1920

From Empire to Nation: Ottoman Retreat and the Birth of Turkey

Western Intrusions and the Crisis in the Arab Islamic Heartlands

The Last Dynasty: The Slow Death of the Qing Empire in China

document: Revolutionary Impulses and the Breakdown of the Confucian Order

Conclusion: Islamic and Chinese Responses to the Challenge of the West

Part II: A Half-Century of Crisis, 1914—1945

Decades of Turmoil

Foundations of an Era of Revolutions and Totalitarian States

Part Overview

Chapter 5
Descent into the Abyss: World War I and the Crisis of the European Global Order


The Coming of the Great War

A World at War

Failed Peace

World War I and the Nationalist Assault on the European Colonial Order

document: Lessons for the Colonized from the Slaughter in the Trenches

analysis: Women in Asian and African Nationalist Movements

Conclusion: After Catastrophe

Chapter 6
The Postwar World: The Unfolding of Revolutionary Challenges


The Disarray of Western Europe, 1918—1929

The West Outside Europe: The British Commonwealth and the United States

Revolution: The First Waves

document: Socialist Realism

analysis: A Century of Revolutions

Conclusion: The Enduring Impact of a Catastrophic Global War

Chapter 7
Global Depression and the Challenge of Totalitarianism


The Global Great Depression

analysis: Learning from the 1930s

The 1930s in Latin America

The Militarization of Japan

Stalinism in the Soviet Union

document: The Leader of the Soviet Union Evaluates the Depression

Conclusion: Economic Autarky and the Coming of Another World War

Chapter 8
A Second Global Conflict and the End of the European World Order


Old and New Causes of a Second World War

analysis: From Mechanized to High-Tech War and the Rise of Resistance to Both

Unchecked Aggression and the Coming of the War in Europe and the Pacific

The Conduct of a Second Global War

document: Japan and the Defeat in World War II

War’s End and the Emergence of the Superpower Standoff

Nationalism and Decolonization

Conclusion: The Limits of Decolonization

Part III: After the Deluge: World History in the Era of the Cold War

Cold War Transformations and the Transition to a New Era

The Cold War and Shifts in the Balance of Global Power

Global Adjustments: Postcolonial Options and the Persistence of Revolution

The New Position of East Asia

Portents of the Future of the Global Community

Chapter 9
The West and the World During the Cold War: Changing Definitions and Changing Roles


After World War II: International Setting for the West

The Resurgence of Western Europe

document: Youth Culture in the 1960s

Cold War Allies: The United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

analysis: The United States and Western Europe: Convergence and Complexity

Culture and Society in the West

Conclusion: Adjusting to Advanced Industrial Society

Chapter 10
The Eastern Bloc, the Cold War, and Global Repercussions


Themes in Eastern European History Since 1945

Soviet Culture: Promoting New Beliefs and Institutions

document: 1986: A New Wave of Reform

analysis: The Nature of Totalitarianism

Conclusion: Before the Fall

Chapter 11
The Postcolonial Era in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia


The Challenges of Independence

analysis: Artificial Nations and the Rising Tide of Communal Strife

Paths to Economic Growth and Social Justice

document: Between Africa and the West–the Emerging Elites of the Developing World

Conclusion: The Postcolonial Experience in Historical Perspective

Chapter 12
Cold War Confrontations and the Resurgence of Revolution


Mao’s China and Beyond

The Vietnam Wars for National Liberation

Revolutions and Superpower Interventions in Latin America

document: The People Speak

analysis: Human Rights in the 20th Century

Conclusion: Mixed Returns from Revolution in a Turbulent Century

Chapter 13
Up from the Ashes: Japan and the Pacific Rim in New Global Roles


The Aftermath of World War II in Eastern Asia

Japan, Incorporated

document: Wariness of the West and Defense of Japanese Traditions

The Pacific Rim: New Japans?

Common Themes in the Pacific Rim

analysis: The Pacific Rim as a U.S. Policy Issue

Conclusion: The Pacific Rim as Exception or as Model

Part IV: After the Fall: Toward a New Millennium

Toward Globalization: Promise and Perils

Troubling Contours of a New World Order

Chapter 14
The End of the Cold War and the Shape of a New Era


The Spread of Democracy

The End of the Cold War

document: Democratic Protest and Repression in China

The Great Powers

analysis: How Much Historical Change?

Conclusion: New Trends in the Post—Cold War Era

Chapter 15
Globalization and Its Enemies: The Challenges of Fashioning a 21st-Century World Order


The Resurgence of Globalization

document: Protests Against Globalization

Globalization and the Environment: Global Warming and a Planet in Peril

Regional, Ethnic, and Religious Conflicts

analysis: Terrorism, Then and Now

The United States and the New Pattern of Conflict

Conclusion: Back to the Future?

Chapter 16
Epilogue: Global History Yet to Come



New Directions

Optimists and Pessimists

Regions, Civilizations, and World Forces

Conclusion: Asking Questions



Note: Each chapter ends with Further Reading and On the Web sections

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