World History, Volume Two, A Concise Thematic Analysis, 2nd Edition
January 2013, ©2013, Wiley-Blackwell
World History: A Concise Thematic Analysis presents the highly anticipated second edition of the most affordable and accessible survey of world history designed for use at the college level.
- An engaging narrative that contextualizes history and does not drown students in a sea of facts
- Offers a comparative analysis of the great civilizations of Eurasia, Africa, and the Americas
- Addresses themes of population dynamics, food production challenges, disease history, warfare, and other major issues for civilizations
- Features new interior design and organization to enhance user experience
- Instructor's test bank available online at www.wiley.com/go/wallech
Unit Three: The Modern World 371
The differential of power
Chapter 18: Spontaneous European Modernization: Phase One
The Process of Change Begins 375
Simultaneous Revolutions: Phase I, New Trade Routes 376
Simultaneous Revolutions: Phase II, Biology and Europe 377
Simultaneous Revolutions: Phase III, Warfare, Politics, and Religion 380
Simultaneous Revolutions: Phase IV, Commerce 386
Simultaneous Revolutions: Phase V, the State 402
special topic: The Elizabethan Era 406
Suggested Reading 413
Chapter 19: The Differential of Power: Phase One
The Americas and Africa 415
Ship Technology in 1500 416
Spain's Rapid Success in the Americas after a Slow Start 422
special topic New Spain 422
A Hidden Agent in the Differential of Power: Disease 423
Native American Vulnerability 427
The Aztecs 429
The Incas 432
Africa's Indigenous Slave Tradition 35
special topic: The Middle Passage: The Transport of Slaves on the Trans-Atlantic Trip 436
The Arrival of Europe 439
The Sale of Slaves 441
Consequences of the Slave Trade 442
Suggested Reading 446
Chapter 20: Spontaneous European Modernization: Phase
The Origins of Public Opinion, the Concept of Culture, and the Nation-State 447
Science, Knowledge, and Faith 447
The Scientific Revolution 449
Locke's Philosophy and the Idea of Public Opinion 452
The Enlightenment 458
The Nation-State 470
The Ideology of Revolution 472
The French Revolution 474
Great Britain 478
Suggested Reading 482
Chapter 21: The Nation-State
Diffusion of the French-British Model 484
The Central European Experience 485
Central Europeans and Internal Coherence 487
Suggested Reading 495
Chapter 22: The Differential of Power, Phase Two
Ideology, Medicine, and Technology Redefine Global Power 497
The New Teleology 499
Nation-States and Industry 510
Suggested Reading 514
Chapter 23: Nation-State Formation outside Europe
The United States and Japan 515
The United States 516
Suggested Reading 533
Chapter 24: Internal Divisions and Contradictions
Russia and Latin America 534
Latin America 550
Suggested Reading 556
Chapter 25: In the Crosshairs of Modernity
India and China 557
Late Imperial China: The Ming and Qing Dynasties 564
Suggested Reading 583
Chapter 26: Targets of Imperialism
Africa and the Middle East 585
The Middle East 596
Suggested Reading 605
Unit Four: Global Violence and the Postmodern
Chapter 27: World War I
The Consequences of Power 611
The Illusion of Progress 612
The Quest for Empire and the Habits of Violence 613
Danger Signs in the Short-War Phenomenon 615
Misunderstanding the Short-War Phenomenon 617
World War I: Total War, the Geographic Arena of Combat, Victory, and Defeat 618
Suggested Reading 623
Chapter 28: Totalitarianism
The Soviet Union and Nazi Germany 624
The Soviet Union 625
special topic: Abandoned Marxism 631
special topic: The Versailles Treaty 634
Nazi Germany 634
Suggested Reading 641
Chapter 29: The Inheritors of Power
The United States and Japan 642
The United States 642
Suggested Reading 655
Chapter 30: Decolonization
Phase One 656
China's Republican Revolution 656
The Middle East 665
Latin America 670
Suggested Reading 674
Chapter 31: World War II and the Beginning of the Cold
Expanding the Potential of Self-Destruction 676
World War II 676
special topic Mussolini's Italy 681
Mass Murder: A New Dimension to Global Warfare 686
The Cold War: Redefining World Power after 1945 690
Suggested Reading 695
Chapter 32: Global Decolonization
Phase Two 696
special topic: AIDS 721
The Middle East 722
Latin America 728
Suggested Reading 737
Chapter 33: The End of the Cold War and the
The Complex Problems Facing a Multicultural Era 739
The End of the Cold War 739
special topic: The Legacy of Vietnam 743
The Contemporary World 745
Status, Freedom, and Equality 751
Population Dynamics 757
Suggested Reading 760
The Columbian Exchange and the Slave Trade 374
The World Between World War I and II 610
The Imperial Era (1850–1914) 584
1945 to the Present 740
Steven Wallech is the senior Professor of World History at Long Beach City College. He developed the world history program there, and integrated the world history curriculum with community colleges and universities throughout California.
Craig Hendricks is Emeritus Professor of History at Long Beach City College. He has written on Latin America for history journals and edited four books of American social history readings.
Touraj Daryaee is theHoward C. Baskerville Professor of Iran and the Persianate World and the Associate Director of the Dr. Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture at the University of California, Irvine. He is editor of the Name-ye-Iran-e Bastan: The International Journal of Ancient Iranian Studies and the creator of Sasanika: The Late Antique Near East Project.
Anne Lynne Negus received her Ph.D. in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, specializing in Egyptology. Currently she is Professor of History at Fullerton College and Co-Coordinator of the Honors Program.
Peter P. Wan received his B.A. from East China Normal University and taught American literature in China until he came to the United States on a Harvard-Yanching fellowship. He received his Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization from Harvard University. His major interests are American history, East Asian history, and U.S.-China relations.
Gordon Morris Bakken earned his degrees at the University of Wisconsin and joined the faculty of California State University, Fullerton, in 1969. He teaches courses on American legal history, women in American history, westward movement, and American military heritage.
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