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A History of Western Society, Volume 2: From the Age of Exploration to the Present / Edition 11

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ISBN-13: 9781457642197
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 09/20/2013
Edition description: Eleventh Edition
Pages: 688
Sales rank: 350,657
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

John P. McKay (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley) is professor emeritus at the University of Illinois. He has written or edited numerous works, including the Herbert Baxter Adams Prize-winning book Pioneers for Profit: Foreign Entrepreneurship and Russian Industrialization, 1885-1913.
Clare Haru Crowston (Ph.D., Cornell University) teaches at the University of Illinois, where she is currently associate professor of history. She is the author of Fabricating Women: The Seamstresses of Old Regime France, 1675-1791, which won the Berkshire and Hagley Prizes. She edited two special issues of the Journal of Women's History, has published numerous journal articles and reviews, and is a past president of the Society for French Historical Studies.


Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison) taught first at Augustana College in Illinois, and since 1985 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she is currently UWM Distinguished Professor in the department of history. She is the coeditor of the Sixteenth Century Journal and the author or editor of more than twenty books, most recently The Marvelous Hairy Girls: The Gonzales Sisters and Their Worlds and Gender in History. She is the former Chief Reader for Advanced Placement World History.Joe Perry (Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is Associate Professor of modern German and European history at Georgia State University. He has published numerous articles and is author of Christmas in Germany: A Cultural History (2010). His current research interests focus on issues of consumption, gender, and popular culture in West Germany and Western Europe after World War II.

Table of Contents

Chapter 14: European Exploration and Conquest, 1450–1650

World Contacts Before Columbus

  The Trade World of the Indian Ocean

  The Trading States of Africa

  The Ottoman and Persian Empires

  Genoese and Venetian Middlemen

The European Voyages of Discovery

  Causes of European Expansion

  Technology and the Rise of Exploration

  The Portuguese Overseas Empire

  The Problem of Christopher Columbus

  Later Explorers

  Spanish Conquest in the New World

  Early French and English Settlement in the New World

  Primary Source 14.1: A Portuguese Traveler Describes Swahili City-States of East Africa

  Primary Source 14.2: Columbus Describes His First Voyage

  Primary Source 14.3: Doña Marina Translating for Hernando Cortés During His Meeting with Montezuma

  Primary Source 14.4: Interpreting the Spread of Disease Among Natives

The Impact of Conquest

  Colonial Administration

  Impact of European

  Settlement on Indigenous Peoples

  Life in the Colonies

  The Columbian Exchange

  Primary Source 14.5: Tenochtitlán Leaders Respond to Spanish Missionaries

Europe and the World After Columbus

  Sugar and Slavery

  Spanish Silver and Its Economic Effects

  The Birth of the Global Economy

Changing Attitudes and Beliefs

  New Ideas About Race

  Michel de Montaigne and Cultural Curiosity

  William Shakespeare and His Influence

Review and Explore — LearningCurve

Juan de Pareja

Mapping the Past: Overseas Exploration and Conquest in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

Living in the Past: Foods of the Columbian Exchange

Chapter 15: Absolutism and Constitutionalism, ca. 1589–1725

Seventeenth-Century Crisis and Rebuilding

  The Social Order and Peasant Life

  Famine and Economic Crisis

  The Thirty Years’ War

  Achievements in State-Building

  Warfare and the Growth of Army Size

  Popular Political Action

Absolutism in France and Spain

  The Foundations of Absolutism

  Louis XIV and Absolutism

  Life at Versailles

  French Financial Management Under Colbert

  Louis XIV’s Wars

  The Decline of Absolutist Spain in the Seventeenth Century

  Primary Source 15.1: Louis XIV, King of France and Navarre, 1701

  Primary Source 15.2: Letter from Versailles

Absolutism in Austria and Prussia

  The Return of Serfdom in the East

  The Austrian Habsburgs

  Prussia in the Seventeenth Century

  The Consolidation of Prussian Absolutism

The Development of Russia and the Ottoman Empire

  The Mongol Yoke and the Rise of Moscow

  The Tsar and His People

  The Reforms of Peter the Great

  The Growth of the Ottoman Empire

  Primary Source 15.3: A German Account of Russian Life

Alternatives to Absolutism in England and the Dutch Republic

  Absolutist Claims in England

  Religious Divides and the English Civil War

  Cromwell and Puritanical Absolutism in England

  The Restoration of the English Monarchy

  Constitutional Monarchy and Cabinet Government

  The Dutch Republic in the Seventeenth Century

  Primary Source 15.4: Diary of an English Villager

  Primary Source 15.5: John Locke, Two Treatises of Government

Baroque Art and Music

Review and Explore — LearningCurve


Living in the Past: The Absolutist Palace

Mapping the Past: Europe After the Peace of Utrecht, 1715

Chapter 16: Toward a New Worldview, 1540–1789

Major Breakthroughs of the Scientific Revolution

  Scientific Thought in 1500

  Origins of the Scientific Revolution

  The Copernican Hypothesis

  Brahe, Kepler, and Galileo: Proving Copernicus Right

  Newton’s Synthesis

  Primary Source 16.1: Galileo Galilei, The Sidereal Messenger

Important Changes in Scientific Thinking

  Bacon, Descartes, and the Scientific Method

  Medicine, the Body, and Chemistry

  Empire and Natural History

  Science and Society

  Primary Source 16.2: "An Account of a Particular Species of Cocoon"

The Enlightenment

  The Emergence of the Enlightenment

  The Influence of the Philosophes

  Jean-Jacques Rousseau

  The International Enlightenment

  Urban Culture and Life in the Public Sphere

  Race and the Enlightenment

  Primary Source 16.3: Du Châtelet, Foundations of Physics

  Primary Source 16.4: Enlightenment Culture

  Primary Source 16.5: Denis Diderot, "Supplement to Bougainville’s Voyage"

Enlightened Absolutism

  Frederick the Great of Prussia

  Catherine the Great of Russia

  The Austrian Habsburgs

  Jewish Life and the Limits of Enlightened Absolutism

Review and Explore — LearningCurve

Moses Mendelssohn and the Jewish Enlightenment

Living in the Past: Coffeehouse Culture

Mapping the Past: The Partition of Poland, 1772–1795

Chapter 17: The Expansion of Europe, 1650–1800

Working the Land

  The Legacy of the Open-Field System

  New Methods of Agriculture

  The Leadership of the Low Countries and England

  Primary Source 17.1: Arthur Young on the Benefits of Enclosure

The Beginning of the Population Explosion

  Long-Standing Obstacles to Population Growth

  The New Pattern of the Eighteenth Century

The Growth of Rural Industry

  The Putting-Out System

  The Lives of Rural Textile Workers

  The Industrious Revolution

  Primary Source 17.2: Contrasting Views on the Effects of Rural Industry

The Debate over Urban Guilds

  Urban Guilds

  Adam Smith and Economic Liberalism

  Primary Source 17.3: Adam Smith on the Division of Labor

The Atlantic World and Global Trade

  Mercantilism and Colonial Competition

  The Atlantic Economy

  The Atlantic Slave Trade

  Identities and Communities of the Atlantic World

  The Colonial Enlightenment

  Trade and Empire in Asia and the Pacific

  Primary Source 17.4: Olaudah Equiano’s Economic Arguments for Ending Slavery

  Primary Source 17.5: Mulatto Painting

Review and Explore — LearningCurve

Rebecca Protten

Mapping the Past: Industry and Population in Eighteenth-Century Europe

Living in the Past: The Remaking of London

Chapter 18: Life in the Era of Expansion, 1650–1800

Marriage and the Family

  Late Marriage and Nuclear Families

  Work Away from Home

  Premarital Sex and Community Controls

  New Patterns of Marriage and Illegitimacy

  Sex on the Margins of Society

Children and Education

  Child Care and Nursing

  Foundlings and Infanticide

  Attitudes Toward Children

  The Spread of Elementary Schools

  Primary Source 18.1: Parisian Boyhood

  Primary Source 18.2: The Catechism of Health

Popular Culture and Consumerism

  Popular Literature

  Leisure and Recreation

  New Foods and Appetites

  Toward a Consumer Society

  Primary Source 18.3: A Day in the Life of Paris

  Primary Source 18.4: The Fashion Merchant

Religious Authority and Beliefs

  Church Hierarchy

  Protestant Revival

  Catholic Piety

  Marginal Beliefs and Practices

  Primary Source 18.5: Advice to Methodists

Medical Practice

  Faith Healing and General Practice

  Improvements in Surgery


  The Conquest of Smallpox

Review and Explore — LearningCurve

ONLINE DOCUMENT ASSIGNMENT The Inner Life of the Individual

Mapping the Past: Literacy in France, ca. 1789

The Past Living Now: The Commercialization of Sports

Individuals in Society: Rose Bertin, "Minister of Fashion"

Living in the Past: Improvements in Childbirth

Chapter 19: Revolutions in Politics, 1775–1815

Background to Revolution

  Social Change

  Growing Demands for Liberty and Equality

  The Seven Years’ War

The American Revolutionary Era, 1775–1789

  The Origins of the Revolution

  Independence from Britain

  Framing the Constitution

  Limitations of Liberty and Equality

  Primary Source 19.1: Abigail Adams, "Remember the Ladies"

Revolution in France, 1789–1791

  Breakdown of the Old Order

  The Formation of the National Assembly

  Popular Uprising and the Rights of Man

  A Constitutional Monarchy and Its Challenges

  Primary Source 19.2: Abbé Sieyès, What Is the Third Estate?

  Primary Source 19.3: Petition of the French Jews

World War and Republican France, 1791–1799

  The International Response

  The Second Revolution and the New Republic

  Total War and the Terror

  The Thermidorian Reaction and the Directory

  Primary Source 19.4: Contrasting Visions of the Sans‑Culottes

The Napoleonic Era, 1799–1815

  Napoleon’s Rule of France

  Napoleon’s Expansion in Europe

  The Grand Empire and Its End

  Primary Source 19.5: Napoleon’s Proclamation to the French People

The Haitian Revolution, 1791–1804

  Revolutionary Aspirations in Saint-Domingue

  The Outbreak of Revolt

  The War of Haitian Independence

Review and Explore — LearningCurve

Toussaint L’Ouverture

Living in the Past: A Revolution of Culture and Daily Life

Mapping the Past: Napoleonic Europe in 1812

Chapter 20: The Revolution in Energy and Industry, ca. 1780–1850

The Industrial Revolution in Britain

  Origins of the British Industrial Revolution

  Technological Innovations and Early Factories

  The Steam Engine Breakthrough

  The Coming of the Railroads

  Industry and Population

Industrialization Beyond Britain

  National and International Variations

  Industrialization in Continental Europe

  Agents of Industrialization

  Government Support and Corporate Banking

  The Situation Outside of Europe

New Patterns of Working and Living

  Work in Early Factories

  Working Families and Children

  The New Sexual Division of Labor

  Primary Source 20.1: Debate over Child Labor Laws

  Primary Source 20.2: Living Conditions of the Working Classes

  Primary Source 20.3: The Testimony of Young Mine Workers

Relations Between Capital and Labor

  The New Class of Factory Owners

  Debates over Industrialization

  The Early British Labor Movement

  The Impact of Slavery

  Primary Source 20.4: Ford Maddox Brown, Work

  Primary Source 20.5: Advice for Middle-Class Women

Review and Explore — LearningCurve

Josiah Wedgwood

Living in the Past: The Steam Age

Mapping the Past: Continental Industrialization, ca. 1850

Chapter 21: Ideologies and Upheavals, 1815–1850

The Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars

  The European Balance of Power

  Metternich and Conservatism

  Repressing the Revolutionary Spirit

  Limits to Conservative Power and Revolution in South America

  Primary Source 21.1: Metternich: Conservative Reaction in the German Confederation

The Spread of Radical Ideas

  Liberalism and the Middle Class

  The Growing Appeal of Nationalism

  The Foundations of Modern Socialism

  The Birth of Marxist Socialism

The Romantic Movement

  The Tenets of Romanticism


  Art and Music

  Primary Source 21.2: English Romantic Poets

  Primary Source 21.3: Adam Mickiewicz and Romantic Nationalism in Poland

Reforms and Revolutions Before 1848

  National Liberation in Greece

  Liberal Reform in Great Britain

  Ireland and the Great Famine

  The Revolution of 1830 in France

The Revolutions of 1848

  A Democratic Republic in France

  Revolution and Reaction in the Austrian Empire

  Prussia, the German Confederation, and the Frankfurt National Parliament

  Primary Source 21.4: The Republican Spirit in Paris, 1848

  Primary Source 21.5: The Triumph of Democratic Republics

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Germaine de Staël

Mapping the Past: Europe in 1815

Living in the Past: Revolutionary Experiences in 1848

Chapter 22: Life in the Emerging Urban Society, 1840–1914

Taming the City

  Industry and the Growth of Cities

  The Advent of the Public Health Movement

  The Bacterial Revolution

  Improvements in Urban Planning

  Public Transportation

  Primary Source 22.1: First Impressions of the World’s Biggest City

Rich and Poor and Those in Between

  Middle-Class Culture and Values

  The Distribution of Income

  The People and Occupations of the Middle Classes

  The People and Occupations of the Working Classes

  Working-Class Leisure and Religion

  Primary Source 22.2: Apartment Living in Paris

Changing Family Lifestyles

  Middle-Class Marriage and Courtship Rituals

  Middle and Working-Class Sexuality


  Separate Spheres and the Importance of Homemaking

  Child Rearing

  The Feminist Movement

  Primary Source 22.3: Stephan Zweig on Middle-Class Youth and Sexuality

Science and Thought

  The Triumph of Science in Industry

  Darwin and Natural Selection

  The Modern University and the Social Sciences

  Realism in Art and Literature

  Primary Source 22.4: Max Weber Critiques Industrial Capitalism

  Primary Source 22.5: Émile Zola and Realism in Literature

Review and Explore — LearningCurve

Life in the Modern City on Film

Mapping the Past: European Cities of 100,000 or More, 1800–1900

The Past Living Now: Modern Sewage Systems

Living in the Past: Nineteenth-Century Women’s Fashion

Individuals in Society: Franziska Tiburtius

Chapter 23: The Age of Nationalism, 1850–1914

Napoleon III in France

  France’s Second Republic

  Napoleon III’s Second Empire

Nation Building in Italy, Germany, and the United States

  Italy to 1850

  Cavour and Garibaldi in Italy

  Growing Austro-Prussian Rivalry

  Bismarck and the Austro-Prussian War

  Taming the German Parliament

  The Franco-Prussian War

  Slavery and Nation Building in the United States

  Primary Source 23.1: The Struggle for the Italian Nation

The Modernization of Russia and the Ottoman Empire

  The "Great Reforms" in Russia

  The Russian Revolution of 1905

  Reform and Readjustment in the Ottoman Empire

  Primary Source 23.2: Eyewitness Accounts of Bloody Sunday

The Responsive National State, 1871–1914

  The German Empire

  Republican France

  Great Britain and Ireland

  The Austro-Hungarian Empire

The Nation and the People

  Making National Citizens

  Nationalism and Racism

  Jewish Emancipation and Modern Anti-Semitism

  Primary Source 23.3: Ernest Renan on National Identity

  Primary Source 23.4: Building Nationalism

Marxism and the Socialist Movement

  The Socialist International

  Unions and Revisionism

  Primary Source 23.5: Adelheid Popp, the Making of a Socialist

Review and Explore — LearningCurve

Theodor Herzl

Mapping the Past: The Unification of Germany, 1864–1871

Living in the Past: Peasant Life in Post-Reform Russia

Chapter 24: The West and the World, 1815–1914

Industrialization and the World Economy

  The Rise of Global Inequality

  The World Market

  The Opening of China

  Japan and the United States

  Western Penetration of Egypt

  Primary Source 24.1: Lin Zexu and Yamagata Aritomo on Western Imperialism

Global Migration Around 1900

  The Pressure of Population

  European Emigration

  Asian Emigration

  Primary Source 24.2: Nativism in the United States

Western Imperialism, 1880–1914

  The European Presence in Africa Before 1880

  The Scramble for Africa After 1880

  Imperialism in Asia

  Causes of the New Imperialism

  A "Civilizing Mission"


  Critics of Imperialism

  Primary Source 24.3: The White Man’s Burden

  Primary Source 24.4: Orientalism in Art and Everyday Life

  Primary Source 24.5: The Brown Man’s Burden

Responding to Western Imperialism

  The Pattern of Response

  Empire in India

  The Example of Japan

  Toward Revolution in China

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Cecil Rhodes

Living in the Past: The Immigrant Experience

Mapping the Past: The Partition of Africa

Chapter 25: War and Revolution, 1914–1919

The Road to War

  Growing International Conflict

  The Mood of 1914

  The Outbreak of War

  Primary Source 25.1: German Diplomacy and the Road to War

Waging Total War

  Stalemate and Slaughter on the Western Front

  The Widening War

  Primary Source 25.2: Poetry in the Trenches

The Home Front

  Mobilizing for Total War

  The Social Impact

  Growing Political Tensions

  Primary Source 25.3: Wartime Propaganda Posters

The Russian Revolution

  The Fall of Imperial Russia

  The Provisional Government

  Lenin and the Bolshevik Revolution

  Trotsky and the Seizure of Power

  Dictatorship and Civil War

  Primary Source 25.4: Peace, Land, and Bread for the Russian People

The Peace Settlement

  The End of the War

  Revolution in Austria-Hungary and Germany

  The Treaty of Versailles

  The Peace Settlement in the Middle East

  The Human Costs of the War

  Primary Source 25.5: Resolution of the General Syrian Congress at Damascus

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Vera Brittain

Living in the Past: Life and Death on the Western Front

Mapping the Past: Territorial Changes After World War I

Chapter 26: The Age of Anxiety, 1880–1940

Uncertainty in Modern Thought

  Modern Philosophy

  The Revival of Christianity

  The New Physics

  Freudian Psychology

  Primary Source 26.1: Friedrich Nietzsche Pronounces the Death of God

Modernism in Architecture, Art, Literature, and Music

  Architecture and Design

  New Artistic Movements

  Twentieth-Century Literature

  Modern Music

  Primary Source 26.2: The Futurist Manifesto

An Emerging Consumer Society

  Mass Culture

  The Appeal of Cinema

  The Arrival of Radio

  Primary Source 26.3: The Modern Girl: Image or Reality?

The Search for Peace and Political Stability

  Germany and the Western Powers

  Hope in Foreign Affairs

  Hope in Democratic Government

  Primary Source 26.4: Keynes on German Reparations After World War I

The Great Depression, 1929–1939

  The Economic Crisis

  Mass Unemployment

  The New Deal in the United States

  The Scandinavian Response to the Depression

  Recovery and Reform in Britain and France

  Primary Source 26.5: George Orwell on Life on the Dole

Review and Explore — LearningCurve

ONLINE DOCUMENT ASSIGNMENT Individuals in Society: Gustav Stresemann

Living in the Past: Modern Design for Everyday Use

Mapping the Past: The Great Depression in the United States and Europe, 1929–1939

Chapter 27: Dictatorships and the Second World War, 1919–1945

Authoritarian States

  Conservative Authoritarianism and Radical Totalitarian


  Communism and Fascism

  Primary Source 27.1: The Appeal of Propaganda

Stalin’s Soviet Union

  From Lenin to Stalin

  The Five-Year Plans

  Life and Culture in Soviet Society

  Stalinist Terror and the Great Purges

  Primary Source 27.2: Stalin Justifies the Five-Year Plan

  Primary Source 27.3: Famine and Recovery on a Soviet Collective Farm

Mussolini and Fascism in Italy

  The Seizure of Power

  The Regime in Action

Hitler and Nazism in Germany

  The Roots of National Socialism

  Hitler’s Road to Power

  State and Society in Nazi Germany

  Popular Support for National Socialism

  Aggression and Appeasement

  Primary Source 27.4: The "Reich Citizenship Law" and the Nazi Volk

The Second World War

  German Victories in Europe

  Europe Under Nazi Occupation

  The Holocaust

  Japanese Empire and the War in the Pacific

  The "Hinge of Fate"

  Allied Victory

  Primary Source 27.5: Everyday Life in the London Blitz

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Primo Levi

Living in the Past: Nazi Propaganda and Consumer Goods

Mapping the Past: World War II in Europe and Africa, 1939–1945

Chapter 28: Cold War Conflict and Consensus, 1945–1965

Postwar Europe and the Origins of the Cold War

  The Legacies of the Second World War

  The Peace Settlement and Cold War Origins

  West Versus East

  Big Science in the Nuclear Age

  Primary Source 28.1: A Soviet View of the Arms Race

The Western Renaissance/Recovery in Western Europe

  The Search for Political and Social Consensus

  Toward European Unity

  The Consumer Revolution

  Primary Source 28.2: Western European Recovery and the Promise of Prosperity

  Primary Source 28.3: The Nixon-Khrushchev "Kitchen Debate"

Developments in the Soviet Union and the East Bloc

  Postwar Life in the East Bloc

  Reform and De‑Stalinization

  Foreign Policy and Domestic Rebellion

  The Limits of Reform

  Primary Source 28.4: The Hungarian Communist Party Calls for Reforms

The End of Empires

  Decolonization and the Global Cold War

  The Struggle for Power in Asia

  Independence and Conflict in the Middle East

  Decolonization in Africa

  Primary Source 28.5: Frantz Fanon on Violence, Decolonization, and Human Dignity

Postwar Social Transformations

  Changing Class Structures

  Patterns of Postwar Migration

  New Roles for Women

  Youth Culture and the Generation Gap

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Armando Rodrigues

Mapping the Past: The Aftermath of World War II in Europe, ca. 1945–1950

Living in the Past: A Model Socialist Steel Town

Chapter 29: Challenging the Postwar Order, 1960–1991

Reform and Protest in the 1960s

  Cold War Tensions Thaw

  The Affluent Society

  The Counterculture Movement

  The United States and Vietnam

  Student Revolts and 1968

  The 1960s in the East Bloc

  Primary Source 29.1: Human Rights Under the Helsinki Accords

  Primary Source 29.2: Counterculture Graffiti from Paris, 1968

Crisis and Change in Western Europe

  Economic Crisis and Hardship

  The New Conservatism

  Challenges and Victories for Women

  The Rise of the Environmental Movement

  Separatism and Right-Wing Extremism

  Primary Source 29.3: Simone de Beauvoir’s Feminist Critique of Marriage

  Primary Source 29.4: Green Party Representatives Enter Parliament

The Decline of "Developed Socialism"

  State and Society in the East Bloc

  Dissent in Czechoslovakia and Poland

  From Détente Back to Cold War

  Gorbachev’s Reforms in the Soviet Union

  Primary Source 29.5: Dissent in the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic

The Revolutions of 1989

  The Collapse of Communism in the East Bloc

  German Unification and the End of the Cold War

  The Disintegration of the Soviet Union

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Margaret Thatcher

Living in the Past: The Supermarket Revolution

Mapping the Past: Democratic Movements in Eastern Europe, 1989

Chapter 30: Life in an Age of Globalization, 1990 to the Present

Reshaping Russia and the Former East Bloc

  Economic Shock Therapy in Russia

  Russian Revival Under Vladimir Putin

  Coping with Change in the Former East Bloc

  Tragedy in Yugoslavia

  Primary Source 30.1: President Putin on Global Security

The New Global System

  The Global Economy

  The New European Union

  Supranational Organizations

  The Human Side of Globalization

  Life in the Digital Age

  Primary Source 30.2: The Slow Food Manifesto

Toward a Multicultural Continent

  The Prospect of Population Decline

  Changing Immigration Flows

  Ethnic Diversity in Contemporary Europe

  Europe and Its Muslim Citizens

  Primary Source 30.3: National Front Campaign Poster

Confronting Twenty-First-Century Challenges

  Growing Strains in U.S.-European Relations

  Turmoil in the Muslim World

  The Global Recession and the Viability of the Eurozone

  Dependence on Fossil Fuels

  Climate Change and Environmental Degradation

  Promoting Human Rights

  Primary Source 30.4: William Pfaff, Will the French Riots Change Anything?

  Primary Source 30.5: Osama bin Laden Calls for Global Jihad

Review and Explore — LearningCurve


Mapping the Past: The European Union, 2013

Living in the Past: The Euro

Individuals in Society: Tariq Ramadan

The Past Living Now: Remembering the Holocaust

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