Higher Education

Twentieth-Century World, 7th Edition

  • Carter Vaughn Findley The Ohio State University
  • John Alexander Murray Rothney The Ohio State University
  • ISBN-10: 0547218508  |  ISBN-13: 9780547218502
  • 560 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2006, 2002, 1998
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $112.50
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About

Overview

In the exciting new Seventh Edition, Findley and Rothney’s best-selling TWENTIETH-CENTURY WORLD thoroughly covers recent world history by focusing on themes of global interrelatedness, identity and difference, the rise of mass society, and technology versus nature. Outlined in the book’s introduction, these themes help readers effectively place historical events in a larger context. Integrating the latest dramatic phases in world history, the Seventh Edition has been extensively revised and updated, especially the period since 1945. The two chapters on Superpowers, Europe, and the Cold War have been completely rewritten. The text also takes a more in-depth look at the economic growth of India and China, recent developments of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the impact of the global financial crash, the latest in the war on terror, new international environmental initiatives, and more.

Features and Benefits

  • Popular with instructors and students alike, this proven text enables readers to place events of the twentieth century in a larger context as it emphasizes overarching themes of global interrelatedness, identity and difference, the rise of mass society, and technology versus nature.
  • Balanced, selective, and thematic coverage of both developed and developing societies helps students to grasp major themes, to see those themes illustrated in selected examples, and--ultimately--to understand world history as a whole, rather than a list of details to be memorized.
  • Dr. Findley and Dr. Rothney deliver solid coverage of a broad range of subjects--economic, social, political, artistic, scientific, and military--to give readers a comprehensive picture of the contemporary world.

Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION.
1. The Twentieth Century in World History.
2. Origins of the New Century.
PART II: CRISIS IN THE EUROPEAN-DOMINATED WORLD ORDER.
3. World War I: The Turning Point of European Ascendancy.
4. Restructuring the Social and Political Order: The Bolshevik Revolution in World Perspective.
5. Global Economic Crisis and the Restructuring of the Social and Political Order.
6. Restructuring the Social and Political Order: Fascism.
PART III: LATIN AMERICA, AFRICA, AND ASIA: THE STRUGGLE AGAINST COLONIALISM.
7. Latin America’s Struggle for Development.
8. Sub-Saharan Africa Under European Sway.
9. Asian Struggles for Independence and Development.
PART IV: WORLD WAR II AND THE AGE OF SUPERPOWER RIVALRY.
10. World War II: The Final Crisis of European Global Dominance.
11. The Superpowers, Europe, and the Cold War, 1945-1970.
12. The Superpowers, Europe, and the Cold War, 1970-1990.
PART V: INDEPENDENCE FOR THE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.
13. Latin America: Neocolonial Authoritarianism or Democracy and Development?
14. Sub-Saharan Africa: Decay or Development?
15. The Middle East and North Africa Since World War II.
16. Asian Resurgence.
PART VI: The World in the Age of Globalization.
17. The World Since 1990.
18. Twenty-First Century Prospect.
Looking Ahead.

What's New

  • Reflecting the latest dramatic phases in world history, the exciting new Seventh Edition of the best-selling TWENTIETH-CENTURY WORLD has been extensively revised and updated--especially the period since 1945--to give students a thorough understanding of the period.
  • Chapter 11 (retitled The Superpowers, Europe, and the Cold War, 1945–1970) and Chapter 12 (retitled The Superpowers, Europe, and the Cold War, 1970–1990) have been completely rewritten. They were restructured by closely analyzing how the three major regions of the West--the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc, Western Europe, and the United States--were impacted during each decade following World War II. Chapter 11 also dedicates a new section to understanding the pivotal year of 1968 and its effect on policy and socio-political relations throughout the world.
  • Chapter 17, The World Since 1990, and Chapter 18, Twenty-First Century Prospect, have been thoroughly revised and updated. Chapter 17 now takes a closer look at the economic growth of India and China, post-communist transitions in Eastern Europe, and the latest developments of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Chapter 18 examines the impact of the global financial crash, the latest in the war on terror and international environmental initiatives, and the most recent implications that continue to evolve for mass society as a whole.
  • The opening vignettes for many of the chapters have been revamped and updated to more actively engage students. For example, the Chapter 1 vignette now considers the 2008 Beijing Olympics as both a showcase of China’s development and a microcosm of global integration. The all-new vignette in Chapter 3 recounts the vivid memories of Britain’s last living World War I veteran, former Private Harry Patch, ninety years after the fact. Chapter 16’s vignette on the 1989 Tienanmen massacre looks back on the events from their twentieth anniversary.
  • Extensively revised and completely up to date, end-of-chapter “Suggestions for Further Reading” reflect the best scholarship available on all of the issues examined in the text.

Learning Resource Bundles

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Bundle: Text + CourseReader 0-30: World History Printed Access Card

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Bundle: Twentieth-Century World, 7th + Wadsworth Cengage Learning's World History Resource Center 2-Semester Printed Access Card

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Printed Text + CourseReader 0-30: 20th Century World History Instant Access

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  • Twentieth-Century World
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Printed Text + CourseReader 0-30: World History Instant Access

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Discovering the Twentieth-Century World  (ISBN-10: 0618379312 | ISBN-13: 9780618379316)

This primary source reader for the 20th-Century World course includes the latest scholarship in 20th-century history. Covering topics ranging from women's suffrage to the Suez Crisis, this text presents a balanced cultural approach within a chronicle of historical events and evidence, thereby promoting critical thinking, sharpening analytical skills, and building student interest. The text's unique, multi-part pedagogical framework guides students through the process of historical inquiry and exploration. Each chapter is organized by "The Problem," "Background," "The Method," "The Evidence," "Questions to Consider," and the "Epilogue." Diverse primary source materials include documents, maps, art, city plans, and statistical data that allow students to analyze events as a historian would. At the end of each chapter, the central theme, or "problem," is tied to contemporary issues.

List Price = $139.95  | CengageBrain Price = $139.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $105.00

CourseReader 0-30: World History, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111475598 | ISBN-13: 9781111475598)

COURSEREADER: WORLD HISTORY is Cengage Learning’s easy, affordable way to build your own online customizable reader. Through a partnership with Gale, COURSEREADER: WORLD HISTORY searches thousands of primary and secondary sources, readings, and audio and video clips from multiple disciplines. Select exactly and only the material you want your students to work with. Each selection can be listened to (using the “Listen” button), to accommodate varied learning styles. Additionally, an instructor can choose to add her own notes to readings, to direct students’ attention or ask them questions about a particular passage. Each primary source is accompanied by an introduction, and questions to help students understand the reading. COURSEREADER: WORLD HISTORY is the perfect complement to any class.

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Writing for College History: A Short Handbook  (ISBN-10: 061830603X | ISBN-13: 9780618306039)

Prepared by Robert M. Frakes, Clarion University. This brief handbook for survey courses in American history, Western Civilization/European history, and world civilization guides students through the various types of writing assignments they encounter in a history class. Providing examples of student writing and candid assessments of student work, this text focuses on the rules and conventions of writing for the college history course.

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Student Supplements

Discovering the Twentieth-Century World  (ISBN-10: 0618379312 | ISBN-13: 9780618379316)

This primary source reader for the 20th-Century World course includes the latest scholarship in 20th-century history. Covering topics ranging from women's suffrage to the Suez Crisis, this text presents a balanced cultural approach within a chronicle of historical events and evidence, thereby promoting critical thinking, sharpening analytical skills, and building student interest. The text's unique, multi-part pedagogical framework guides students through the process of historical inquiry and exploration. Each chapter is organized by "The Problem," "Background," "The Method," "The Evidence," "Questions to Consider," and the "Epilogue." Diverse primary source materials include documents, maps, art, city plans, and statistical data that allow students to analyze events as a historian would. At the end of each chapter, the central theme, or "problem," is tied to contemporary issues.

List Price = $139.95  | CengageBrain Price = $139.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $105.00

CourseReader 0-30: World History, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111475598 | ISBN-13: 9781111475598)

Easy-to-use and affordable access to readings, audio, and video selections for your courses with this customized online reader. COURSEREADER: WORLD HISTORY helps you to stay organized and facilitates convenient access to course material, no matter where you are.

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Writing for College History: A Short Handbook  (ISBN-10: 061830603X | ISBN-13: 9780618306039)

Prepared by Robert M. Frakes, Clarion University. This brief handbook for survey courses in American history, Western Civilization/European history, and world civilization guides students through the various types of writing assignments they encounter in a history class. Providing examples of student writing and candid assessments of student work, this text focuses on the rules and conventions of writing for the college history course.

List Price = $37.95  | CengageBrain Price = $37.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $28.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Carter Vaughn Findley

Carter V. Findley is president of the World History Association and professor of history at Ohio State University, where he and John Rothney co-founded the world history program. He received Ohio State’s Distinguished Research Award in 2000. A specialist in Turkish studies with a lengthy bibliography, Dr. Findley has also written two major books on Ottoman history, both published by Princeton University Press: BUREAUCRATIC REFORM IN THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE: THE SUBLIME PORTE, 1789-1922 (1980) and the prize-winning OTTOMAN CIVIL OFFICIALDOM: A SOCIAL HISTORY (1989). He has been a visiting professor at both the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris, 1994) and Bilkent University (Ankara, 1997) as well as a visiting member at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (1981-1982). Dr. Findley received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1969.

John Alexander Murray Rothney

John Alexander Murray Rothney is professor of history at Ohio State University, where he and Carter Findley co-founded the world history program. His areas of specialization include the history of modern France and twentieth-century world history. Dr. Rothney’s books include BONAPARTISM AFTER SEDAN (Cornell University Press, 1969) and THE BRITTAN AFFAIR AND THE CRISIS OF THE ANCIENT REGIME (Oxford, 1969). He has also published a number of articles in scholarly journals, including his latest project, a work entitled “France Since DeGaulle: An Interpretative History.” Dr. Rothney received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1964.