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Global Connections: 2

Global Connections: 2

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Louise A. Tilly John Coatsworth
Cambridge University Press, 4/30/2015
EAN 9780521145190, ISBN10: 0521145198

Paperback, 750 pages, 28 x 21.5 x 2.5 cm
Language: English

The first textbook to present world history via social history, drawing on social science methods and research. This interdisciplinary, comprehensive, and comparative textbook is authored by distinguished scholars and experienced teachers, and offers expert scholarship on global history that is ideal for undergraduate students. Volume 2 takes us from the early modern period to speculation about the world in 2050, visiting diverse civilizations, nation-states, ecologies, and people along the journey through time and place. The book pays particular attention to the ways in which ordinary people lived through the great changes of their times, and how everyday experience connects to great political events and the commercial exchanges of an interconnected world. With 75 maps, 65 illustrations, timelines, boxes, and primary source extracts, the book enables students to use historical material and social science methodologies to analyze the events of the past, present, and future.

Introduction to Volume 2
Part VI. 1500–1700
The Early Modern World
1. New empires in Asia and the Middle East
2. Russia, Central Eurasia, China, Japan
centralization and commercialization
3. The Americas and Africa in the era of conquest and enslavement
4. Crossroads on the edges of Eurasia
Europe and Southeast Asia, 1500–1800
Part VII. 1700–1850
Revolution and Reform
5. Expansion, reform, and communication in the agrarian empires of Asia
6. The first industrial revolution and the origins of international inequality
7. The age of revolution
Part VIII. 1850–1914
Energy and Empire
8. The second industrial revolution
9. States and social movements
10. Nationalism and anti-colonialism
Part IX. 1914–50
Wars and Revolution
11. The Great War and world revolutions, 1914–21
12. Twentieth-century social revolutions, 1922–39
13. World War II and the collapse of empires, 1931–50
Part X. 1950–2000
Global Threats and Promises
14. Cold wars and hot wars
economic boom and slowdown, 1950–85
15. Decolonization
16. Global connections and disturbances, 1980 onwards
Conclusion.