Twentieth-Century World History (with InfoTrac) / Edition 3

Twentieth-Century World History (with InfoTrac) / Edition 3

by William J. Duiker
     
 


A comprehensive and balanced history of the world in the twentieth century, William Duiker's text not only chronicles the key events in this revolutionary century, but also examines the underlying issues that have shaped the times. TWENTIETH-CENTURY WORLD HISTORY takes a global approach to the subject while doing justice to the distinctive character of individual… See more details below

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A comprehensive and balanced history of the world in the twentieth century, William Duiker's text not only chronicles the key events in this revolutionary century, but also examines the underlying issues that have shaped the times. TWENTIETH-CENTURY WORLD HISTORY takes a global approach to the subject while doing justice to the distinctive character of individual civilizations and regions. Duiker integrates political, economic, social, and cultural history, creating a chronologically ordered synthesis that gives students the true flavor of the most decisive moments in recent world history. In addition, Duiker's own photographs and selection of primary source documents, which illustrate much of the book, are especially effective in illustrating key points in the narrative. TWENTIETH-CENTURY WORLD HISTORY is available in the following volume options: TWENTIETH-CENTURY WORLD HISTORY, Third Edition ISBN: 0-534-62811-7 THE WORLD SINCE WORLD WAR II ISBN: 0-534-62812-5

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534628116
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
06/08/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


Part I: NEW WORLD IN THE MAKING. 1. The Rise of Industrial Society in the West. 2. High Tide of Imperialism: Africa and Asia in an Era of Western Dominance. 3. Shadows over the Pacific: East Asia Under Challenge. Part II: CULTURES IN COLLISION. 4. War and Revolution: World War I and Its Aftermath. 5. Nationalism, Revolution, and Dictatorship: Africa, Asia, and Latin America from 1919 to 1939. 6. The Crisis Deepens: The Outbreak of World War II. Part III: ACROSS THE IDEOLOGICAL DIVIDE 7. In the Grip of the Cold War: The Breakdown of the Yalta System. 8. Brave New World: The Rise and Fall of Communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. 9. Postwar Europe: On the Path to Unity? 10. The United States, Canada, and Latin America. 11. The East Is Red: China Under Communism. Part IV: THIRD WORLD RISING. 12. Emerging Africa. 13. Ferment in the Middle East. 14. Nationalism Triumphant: The Emergence of Independent States in South and Southeast Asia. 15. Toward the Pacific Century? Part V: BEGINNING A NEW MILLENNIUM. 16. Constructing a New World Order. Suggested Readings. Photo Credits. Index.

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