The Twentieth Century and Beyond: A Brief Global History

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Januar 2007



Written by a diverse group of scholars who bring their regional expertise together, this best-selling text offers a balanced treatment of global events and developments in the twentieth century and beyond. By integrating key themes of science and technology, economics, political and social developments, international relationships, and cultural trends throughout its chronological chapters, the book uses its organization as a key tool to help students appreciate this important period in global history. Its clear prose weaves basic factual information and analysis together to create a student-friendly text, while still allowing for professors' personal interpretations. This seventh edition incorporates the latest scholarship on twentieth century history, including the work of a new co-author, Michael Schroeder, and addresses key issues of twenty-first century concern, including terrorism, the environment, and more. .


1. 1900: A Preview of the Twentieth CenturyPART I: THE ERA OF IMPERIALISM2. General Trends before World War I3. The Great Powers of Europe4. The European Conquest of Africa5. The Americas6. Imperialism in Asia and the Pacific7. The Origins of World War I8. World War IPART II: THE ERA OF REVOLUTION AND WAR9. General Trends in the Interwar Years10. Russia's Three Revolutions, 1917-193211. Postwar Settlements and Europe in the 1920s12. Economic and Social Upheaval in the Americas13. East Asia between the World Wars14. Nationalist Struggles in India and Southeast Asia15. Anticolonialism in the Middle East and Africa16. Dictatorship and Democracy in Europe during the 1930s17. Aggression in the 1930s18. World War IIPART III: THE ERA OF THE COLD WAR AND THE COLLAPSE OF EMPIRES19. General Trends in the Era of the Cold War and the Collapse ofEmpires20. Postwar Settlements, Europe, and the Early Cold War21. The Americas after World War II22. Asia in the Aftermath of World War II23. African Struggles for Independence24. Economic and Political Developments in the Middle East25. The Israeli-Palestinian-Arab Conflict26. Detente and Europe, 1963-198427. The Americas in the Late Cold War Era28. South and Southeast Asia in the Late Cold War Era29. Competing Systems in East Asia in the Late Cold War Era30. Africa in the Later Years of the Cold War31. Gorbachev, Europe, and the End of the Cold War, 1985-1991PART IV: THE POST-COLD WAR PERIOD32. The Post-Cold War World33. Europe and the Americas in a New Era34. Asia, The Middle East, and Africa in a New EraAPPENDIXES
A. World Geography
B. Wealthy Nations, Poor Nations, and Military Spending in the 1980s and 1990s
C. Glossary


Richard Goff is Professor Emeritus of History at Eastern Michigan University. He received his A.B. from Duke University and was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Cornell and a James B. Duke Fellow at Duke, where he received his Ph.D. He taught twentieth-century world history for more than a quarter of a century beginning in 1975. He is the author of Confederate Supply and of articles in the Encyclopedia of Southern History and the Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. He is the editor and co-author of two other college textbooks, A Survey of Western Civilization and World History.
EAN: 9780073206929
ISBN: 007320692X
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2007
Seitenanzahl: 623 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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