Contemporary World History
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|Author||: William J. Duiker|
|Editor||: Wadsworth Publishing Company|
Duiker's comprehensive, balanced history of the world in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries provides you with context for interpreting the events that you hear about in the news each day. You'll view history from the broader global perspective, while at the same time gaining insight into the distinct character of individual civilizations and regions. To ensure that you'll have a well-rounded understanding of the most decisive moments in recent times, Duiker integrates political, economic, social, and cultural history into a smoothly written narrative. The Fifth Edition text includes a special insert that guides you in using the text's many detailed maps and helps you learn how to make important connections between geography and the turn of historic events. Additional tools include timelines that highlight and contrast different cultures and nations--giving you an "at-a-glance," holistic perspective on eras and their defining events; photos from William Duiker's own collection for a closer, more personal look at the world we live in; and primary-source documents that illustrate and clarify key points.
|Author||: Christopher Riches,Jan Palmowski|
|Editor||: Oxford University Press|
This authoritative dictionary provides informative and analytical entries on the most important people, organizations, events, movements, and ideas that have shaped the world we live in. Covering the period from 1900 to the present day, this fully revised and updated new edition presents a global perspective on recent history, with a wide range of new entries from Tony Abbott, the European migration crisis and ISIL to Narendra Modi, Hassan Rouhani, and the Lisbon Treaty. All existing entries have been brought up to date. Handy tables include lists of office-holders for countries and organizations and winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. This accessible dictionary will be revised on a regular basis following the publication of this edition, as will A Guide to Countries of the World, ensuring that coverage of current affairs is up to date. This dictionary is a reliable resource for students of history, politics, and international relations as well as for journalists, policy-makers, and general readers interested in the modern world.
|Author||: Marsha E. Ackermann|
Offers a balanced presentation of human history for a global perspective. Based on the National Standards for World History, this set is arranged in six chronological eras. Each volume era begins with essays that tackle large themes such as agriculture, science and technology, social and class relationships, trade and culture, and warfare.
|Author||: Eric Gottfrid Swedin|
This work is a unique introductory A–Z resource detailing the scientific achievements of the contemporary world and analyzing the key scientific trends, discoveries, and personalities of the modern age. * Over 200 A–Z entries covering topics ranging from plate tectonics to the first Moon landings * More than 40 stunning photographs providing a unique pictorial chronicle of the achievements of modern science
|Author||: Jan Palmowski|
|Editor||: OUP Oxford|
This authoritative dictionary includes country entries for every country in the world (with maps and historical summaries) as well as coverage of military conflict, major world events, and key political and cultural figures. Essential reading for all with an interest in history and current affairs.
|Author||: Adele Nye,Jennifer Clark|
|Editor||: Springer Nature|
This book brings together history educators from Australia and around the world to tell their own personal stories and how they approach teaching history in the context of contemporary tensions in the classroom. It encourages historians to think actively about how history in the classroom can play a role in helping students to make sense of their world and to act honourably within it. The contributors come from diverse backgrounds and include experienced history educators and early career academics. They showcase both a mix of approaches and democratize and decolonize the academy. The book blends theory and practice. It reflects on what is happening in the classroom and supports the discipline to understanding itself better, to improve upon its practices and to engage in academic discussion about the responsibility of teaching in the contemporary world.
|Author||: Martin L. Davies|
|Editor||: Taylor & Francis|
Martin Davies takes a fresh look at the behaviours and practices that constitute history, challenging and explaining complex ideas on historical thought and its function in society.
|Author||: Peter N. Stearns|
|Editor||: University of Illinois Press|
Contemporary world history has highlighted militarization in many ways, from the global Cold War and numerous regional conflicts to the general assumption that nationhood implies a significant and growing military. Yet the twentieth century also offers notable examples of large-scale demilitarization, both imposed and voluntary. Demilitarization in the Contemporary World fills a key gap in current historical understanding by examining demilitarization programs in Germany, Japan, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Costa Rica. Contributors investigate factors such as military defeat, border security risks, economic pressures, and the development of strong peace cultures among citizenry. Exemplifying the political difficulties of demilitarization in both its failures and successes, Demilitarization in the Contemporary World provides a possible roadmap for future policies and practices.
|Author||: William J. Duiker|
|Editor||: Wadsworth Publishing Company|
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
|Author||: David J. Whittaker|
This is a clear survey of the role played by the United Nations in the major political crises of the post-war world. In covering its high-profile, peace-keeping role, its support of new nations, and its involvement in new initiatives such as famine relief and drug control, the author presents an introduction to the UN in action.
|Author||: Alfred E. Eckes|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
In "The Contemporary Global Economy," Alfred Eckes provides a lively overview of recent turbulence in the world economy for non-specialists. Focusing on the dynamics of globalization since the 1980s, the book views developments historically, explaining how the main motors of economic change work and how we can discern their effects in the world today. Eckes begins with a brief description of economic change since the nineteenth century, the age of the 'first global economy', and indicates how the dramatic change in the world economy since the 1980s led to a new era in global expansion with the rise of China and other emerging powers. He explains how structural imbalances, policy mistakes, and excesses led to the financial crisis of 2007-2010. The book describes the different aspects of the economy from the role of the World Trade Organization to the workings of financial markets, and the actions of the International Monetary Fund and the Group of Twenty nations. It explains the underlying changes that have affected individuals in their various roles as consumers, producers, workers and citizens around the world, and identifies the challenges for sustainable economic growth in the years ahead. It also examines the underside of globalization, including human trafficking, sweatshops, organized crime, unsafe products, and environmental destruction.
|Author||: Bonnie G. Smith|
|Editor||: Bloomsbury Publishing|
This newly updated and improved edition of Bonnie G. Smith's classic textbook provides the most authoritative history available of Europe in a global context during the 20th and 21st centuries. It cleverly incorporates elements of political, social, cultural, economic and intellectual history and presents an integrated history with detailed coverage right across the continent. Including 131 images and 23 maps, Europe in the Contemporary World: 1900 to the Present is organized around key themes within a chronological chapter structure that is easy to follow. Smith's balanced treatment of the subject allows for a comprehensive assessment of the positive and negative developments in European history over the period, as well as the wider impact of this in the world at large. The book also includes picture essays and document sections, which provide variety and foreground the importance of primary sources, and useful end-of-chapter further readings for students who wish to investigate specific topics in greater depth. The enhanced 2nd edition contains: * A new chapter on the 21st-century issues that have challenged and continue to challenge Europe * More material on globalization, the end of the Cold War, European countercultures and various other topics * Historiographic updates throughout Europe in the Contemporary World: 1900 to the Present is the definitive guide to Europe and its place in the world since 1900 for students and scholars alike.
|Author||: Lily Xiao Hong Lee,Loyd E. Lee|
|Editor||: M.E. Sharpe|
Further Reading for Part V -- Part VI. How Grand Was the Grand Alliance? -- Introduction -- 13 The Economics of Partnership -- 14 Adherence to Agreements: Yalta and the Experiences of the Early Cold War -- Further Reading for Part VI -- Part VII. What Was Needed for Allied Victory? -- Introduction -- 15 Was World War II a Near-run Thing? -- 16 The Strategy of Hiroshima -- Further Reading for Part VII -- Index
|Author||: Gustavo Sorá|
This book presents a cultural history of Latin America as seen through a symbolic good and a practice – the book, and the act of publication – two elements that have had an irrefutable power in shaping the modern world. The volume combines multiple theoretical approaches and empirical landscapes with the aim to comprehend how Latin American publishers became the protagonists of a symbolic unification of their continent from the 1930s through the 1970s. The Latin American focus responds to a central point in its history: the effective interdependence of the national cultures of the continent. Americanism, until the 1950s, or Latin Americanism, from the onset of the Cold War, were moral frameworks that guided publishers’ thinking and actions and had concrete effects on the process of regional integration. The illustration of how Latin American publishing markets were articulated opens up broader and comparative questions regarding the ways in which the ideas embodied in books also sought to unify other cultural areas. The intersection of cultural, political and economic themes, as well as the style of writing, makes this book an interest to a wide reading public with historical and sociological sensitivity and global cultural curiosity.
|Author||: David E. Newton|
Comprising essays on a variety of topics such as immigration, gun control, abortion, race relations, the environment, and gender, and curated by a veteran scholar, this collection gives readers a go-to resource on multiple contemporary world issues. • Compiles a variety of essays that provide informed and educated perspectives on a wide variety of controversial issues • Contextualizes controversial current events with a volume introduction and specific chapter summaries • Reflects curation by a veteran scholar who has authored more than more than 400 textbooks, encyclopedias, resource books, research manuals, and more • Shows that there are often multiple voices about hot-button issues in today's contemporary American discourse
|Author||: Matthew Kenner|
Humanity has never faced so many crises at once - and all of them are interconnected. So, at least, is the argument Matthew Kenner makes in Geohell: Imagining History in the Contemporary World, a philosophical meditation on the 6,000 year evolution of urban cultures that arose out of the origins of agriculture and settlement. Painting a snapshot of a present gone wrong, Kenner utilizes a broad grasp of history to intricately retrace the past steps that led to what he refers to as our 'metacrisis'. Combining a variety of subdisciplines within the humanities and social sciences and traversing a plethora of forms and eras of human culture, Kenner creates a unique approach for comprehending our greatest social problems. At times frustratingly complex and counterintuitive, the author nevertheless always returns to his rather simple home base: his desire to add to humanity's understanding of itself. Whether it leaves you repulsed or entranced, you won't see the world the same way once you've journeyed through Geohell.
|Author||: Peter N Stearns|
The industrial revolution was the single most important development in human history over the past three centuries, and it continues to shape the contemporary world. With new methods and organizations for producing goods, industrialization altered where people live, how they play, and even how they define political issues. By exploring the ways the industrial revolution reshaped world history, this book offers a unique look into the international factors that started the industrial revolution and its global spread and impact. In the fourth edition, noted historian Peter N. Stearns continues his global analysis of the industrial revolution with new discussions of industrialization outside of the West, including the study of India, the Middle East, and China. In addition, an expanded conclusion contains an examination of the changing contexts of industrialization. The Industrial Revolution in World History is essential for students of world history and economics, as well as for those seeking to know more about the global implications of what is arguably the defining socioeconomic event of modern times.
|Author||: Matthew Downey|
|Editor||: McGraw-Hill Education|
Contemporary's World History begins with prehistory and continues into the 21st century, offering a broad-reaching examination of the events that led to the world of today. Case studies provide teachers an opportunity to expand chapter topics and incorporate issues that face citizens around the world. Highlights: Incorporates the NCSS high school thematic strands Audio and Interactive activities – On the student CD-ROM, full audio and interactive activities help the student better comprehend the material, improving their ability to read in the content areas. Reading support – There is extensive attention paid to helping students improve their reading ability. The readability is controlled throughout the program. ELL support – Specific activities target the needs of the second language student Usability – The program is designed to be simple for teachers and students to use. The PDF format of all Teacher CD-ROM content makes it easy to print materials as needed. Engaging content - Our series is replete with illustrations, maps, photos and timelines. Value – The program offers a complete, four color social studies curriculum at a very competitive price! Flexibility – the program can be used by a variety of student types, including Adult Ed students.