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Sources of Global History Since 1900 2nd Edition

James H. Overfield

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2002
  • 480 Pages

Overview

SOURCES OF GLOBAL HISTORY SINCE 1900 is a primary source reader designed to supplement modern world history courses. It contains both textual and visual sources from around the world and features strong pedagogical learning aids to ensure students are equipped with the information needed to understand and appreciate each document.

James H. Overfield, University of Vermont

James H. Overfield, Professor Emeritus at the University of Vermont, received his BA from Dension University, his MA from the University of Chicago, and his PhD from Princeton University. During his career at Vermont he received the University’s outstanding teacher award, and served many years as Department of History Chair, in which capacity he was a strong advocate for the study and teaching of global history. His publications include Humanism and Scholasticism in Late Medieval Germany (Princeton University Press, 1984), as well as numerous articles on late medieval and early modern European thought. He served as editor for three volumes (1750-1914) of the ABC-CLIO World History Encyclopedia and is author of Sources of Global History since 1900 (Cengage: 2013).
  • A thorough revision to reflect recent political and social changes. Over 22 text selections and new visual sources have been added to this edition.
  • Chapter 1, "The Western World on the Eve of the Great War," is brand new, designed to address political, societal, and cultural changes that took place beginning in 1900.
  • Within each source, the "Questions for Analysis" have been revised.
  • "Questions for Analysis" appear within each source and ask students to consider different aspects of the given topics and encourage thoughtful discussion and study of important themes.
PART I: SEEDS OF CHANGE: POLITICS, SOCIETY, AND CULTURE, 1900-1914.
1. The Western World on the Eve of the Great War.
2. Asia, Africa, and Latin America in the Early 1900s.
PART II: DECADES OF WAR, ECONOMIC UPHEAVAL, AND REVOLUTION, 1914-1939.
3. World War I and Its Global Significance.
4. Decades of Crisis in the Western World and the Soviet Union.
5. Latin America in an Era of Economic Challenge and Political Change.
6. Colonial Africa.
7. Asia in an Era of Nationalism and Revolution.
PART III: FROM WORLD WAR II TO THE EARLY 1970S: DECADES OF CONFLICT, DECOLONIZATION, AND ECONOMIC RECOVERY.
8. World War II and its Aftermath.
9. The Industrialized West in an Era of Economic Growth and Social Change.
10. Worlds Apart: The Soviet Union, the Soviet Bloc, and China.
11. The Emergence of a Third World.
PART IV: CENTURY'S CLOSE: FROM COLD WAR TO GLOBALIZATION.
12. The 1970s and 1980s: Years of Challenge and Change.
13. The Century's Last Decade.