Perspectives on Modern World History

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  • Perspectives on Modern World History offers a fresh look -- from multiple perspectives -- at momentous events such as the end of Apartheid in South Africa, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the Tiananmen Square protests.

    Each volume opens with background information -- including primary source material -- covering the periods leading up to, during and after the event. Then, each volume offers an in-depth, multinational perspective on the controversies surrounding the event and the current implications or long-lasting effects. Each volume concludes with first-person narratives from people who lived through or were directly impacted by the event.

    Essays are compiled from a variety of sources and are carefully edited and introduced to provide context for readers unfamiliar with the historical event. International in scope, Perspectives on Modern World History promotes critical thinking skills, supports debate assignments, increases global awareness and enhances the understanding of international perspectives.