Migration and Refugees (Making of the Modern World: 1945 to the Present Series)

Migration and Refugees (Making of the Modern World: 1945 to the Present Series)

by John Perritano

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Migration and Refugees (Making of the Modern World: 1945 to the Present Series) by John Perritano

Since the End of World War II, the world has transformed in profound, far-reaching ways. The dismantling of European empires after the war led to decolonization, and the realignment of WWII allies led to conflict between superpowers. As the Cold War heated up, two ideologies-capitalism and communism-shaped daily life and international affairs. And as it wound down, a tidal wave of globalization wrought new avenues for growth but new sources of conflict-between the wealthy and the poor, between the Global South and the Global North. The Making of the Modern World: 1945 to the Present offers students an accessible guide to these transformations. In a compelling narrative style, the human story of our planet's most recent history comes to life. This volume, Migration and Refugees, explores the movements of people since World War II-beginning with the huge flux of humanity following the war, up to the massive migrations of people out of the Middle East, North Africa, and Afghanistan today. It examines the ways economic hardship and political strife have caused people-over the last seven decades- to look for homes in new lands. And it also covers how environmental concerns and natural disasters have uprooted many in all areas of the globe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422236406
Publisher: Mason Crest
Publication date: 08/31/2016
Series: Making of the Modern World: 1945 to the Present Series
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Series introduction 6

Chapter 1 The Present Replays the Past 9

Chapter 2 World War II and Its Aftermath 17

Chapter 3 The Pull of Economic Recovery 25

Chapter 4 The Cold War, Refugees, and Dissidents 33

Chapter 5 Natural Disasters, the Environment, and Human Distress 41

Chapter 6 The Current Scene 49

Timeline 56

Further Research 59

Index 60

Photo Credits 63

About the Author and Advisor 64

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