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Sources of Global History Since 1900 / Edition 2

Sources of Global History Since 1900 / Edition 2

by James H. Overfield


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Sources of Global History Since 1900 / Edition 2

This primary source reader, designed to supplement twentieth-century world history courses, contains both textual and visual sources from around the world. Collectively, the sources offer broad, balanced coverage of the events and developments that shaped the 20th century. To satisfy the needs of this burgeoning market, the text is deliberately non-Western in its approach to world history.

Strong pedagogical learning aids ensure that students are equipped with the information they need to understand and appreciate each document. The book contains a general introduction, as well as part, chapter, section, and source introductions. Questions to Consider precede each source and explanatory footnotes are provided for all unfamiliar names and terms.

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ISBN-13: 2901111835384
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 05/08/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

James H. Overfield, Professor Emeritus at the University of Vermont, received his BA from Dension University, his MA from the University of Chicago, and his PhD from Princeton University. During his career at Vermont he received the University's outstanding teacher award, and served many years as Department of History Chair, in which capacity he was a strong advocate for the study and teaching of global history. His publications include Humanism and Scholasticism in Late Medieval Germany (Princeton University Press, 1984), as well as numerous articles on late medieval and early modern European thought. He served as editor for three volumes (1750-1914) of the ABC-CLIO World History Encyclopedia and is author of Sources of Global History since 1900 (Cengage: 2013).

Table of Contents

PART I: SEEDS OF CHANGE: POLITICS, SOCIETY, AND CULTURE, 1900-1914. 1. The Western World on the Eve of the Great War. 2. Asia, Africa, and Latin America in the Early 1900s. PART II: DECADES OF WAR, ECONOMIC UPHEAVAL, AND REVOLUTION, 1914-1939. 3. World War I and Its Global Significance. 4. Decades of Crisis in the Western World and the Soviet Union. 5. Latin America in an Era of Economic Challenge and Political Change. 6. Colonial Africa. 7. Asia in an Era of Nationalism and Revolution. PART III: FROM WORLD WAR II TO THE EARLY 1970S: DECADES OF CONFLICT, DECOLONIZATION, AND ECONOMIC RECOVERY. 8. World War II and its Aftermath. 9. The Industrialized West in an Era of Economic Growth and Social Change. 10. Worlds Apart: The Soviet Union, the Soviet Bloc, and China. 11. The Emergence of a Third World. PART IV: CENTURY'S CLOSE: FROM COLD WAR TO GLOBALIZATION. 12. The 1970s and 1980s: Years of Challenge and Change. 13. The Century's Last Decade.

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