World in the 20th Century, TheA Thematic Approach
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Presents a framework of key events in the 20th century in a user-friendly format.
The World in the Twentieth Century is a brief, straightforward text written so instructors may guide their students through learning and using the historical events of the 20th century.
It focuses on encouraging students to make connections and understand the big picture by centering on four important themes:
- The effects of technology on world history
- Changing global identities
- Shifting borders
Upon completing this book readers will be able to:
- Understand the events and issues of the 20th century
- Link the events and people of the past to current events and global conditions
- Connect the events and concepts to the overarching course themes
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Found in this section:
1. Brief Table of Contents
2. Full Table of Contents
1. BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 Setting the Stage: Overview of the Nineteenth Century
Chapter 2 The Great War: 1914-1918
Chapter 3 The Inter-War Years: Immediate Consequences of The Great War
Chapter 4 Political Ideologies of the Interwar Years
Chapter 5 World War II
Chapter 6 Conflict and Convergence: 1945-1950
Chapter 7 The Cold War Begins
Chapter 8 Khrushchev’s Cold War
Chapter 9 The Problems of Decolonization
Chapter 10 The Cold War Cools: 1965-1979
Chapter 11 Conflict in the Middle East
Chapter 12 The Cold War Ends
Chapter 13 Restructuring Relationships
Chapter 14 The Legacy of the Twentieth Century
2. FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1: Setting the Stage: Overview of the Nineteenth Century
Empires Structure the Globe
The Direct Effects of Industrialization
Ideological Revolutions against Conservatism
The World in 1900
Chapter 2: The Great War: 1914-1918
Changes in Europe
Surprise and Stalemate
Revolutions Restructure Russia
The United States Enters and the Great War Ends
Chapter 3: The Inter-War Years: Immediate Consequences of The Great War
The Treaty of Versailles
Imperial Demise and Restructuring
The Great Depression
Technology Marches Forward
Chapter 4: Political Ideologies of the Interwar Years
The Rise of Nazi Germany
Chapter 5: World War II
The War Begins in Europe: 1939-1941
Opening the Eastern Front: 1941-1942
War in the Pacific: 1941-1943
The North African Theater
Germany on the Defensive: 1943-1945
The Final Phase in the Pacific: 1944-1945
The Human Cost of the War
Chapter 6: Conflict and Convergence: 1945-1950
Western Europe on the Front Line
International and Regional Convergence
Chapter 7: The Cold War Begins
US Occupation of Japan
The “Other” Communism: Mao’s People’s Republic of China
Conflict in Korea
The Arms Race
Chapter 8: Khrushchev’s Cold War
Changes in the USSR
Challenges in the Satellite Bloc
The Soviet Sphere of Influence Reaches the Western Hemisphere
Chapter 9: The Problems of Decolonization
The Forces Behind Decolonization
The Non-Aligned Movement
Chapter 10: The Cold War Cools: 1965-1979
The Brezhnev Era in the East
Changes for the West
A Shift in Cold War Thinking
Chapter 11: Conflict in the Middle East
Iraq and Iran
The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan
Chapter 12: The Cold War Ends
Reagan and Gorbachev
The Iron Curtain Unravels
Revolution Reaches the USSR
The Soviet Empire Crumbles
Chapter 13: Restructuring Relationships
Restructuring Global Politics and Economics
Restructuring the Nation-State
Chapter 14: The Legacy of the Twentieth Century
Competing Perspectives of the Twenty-first Century
- A brief timeline at the beginning of each chapter reminds students to make connections to global events covered in other chapters. (ex. p. 22)
- “Working with the Themes” boxes at the beginning of each chapter help students tie events in the chapter to the larger themes of the book. (ex. p. 24)
- “Analysis” boxes ask students to apply what they have just read, seen, or heard from the text, maps, photographs, primary source documents, Web sites, or film clips. (ex. p. 34)
- “Make the Connection” boxes encourage students to connect concepts to the course themes and their personal experiences. (ex. p. 71)
- An online Instructional Resource Center contains maps, photographs, film clips, Web sites, and suggestions for classroom activities for each chapter. It also includes a “Best Practices” blog where instructors can share classroom activities and ideas.
- Icons in the printed text call out documents and videos in MySearchLab that relate to the material being covered in the chapter. (ex. p. 78)
- MySearchLab Connections sections at the end of each chapter list primary source documents, maps, and images that pertain to the chapter and are available on MySearchLab. (ex. p. 87)
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Stephanie A. Hallock is an associate professor of political science at Harford Community College in Bel Air, Maryland, where she chairs the college’s International Education Initiative. Her primary work has been in the area of global curriculum development and study abroad, consulting and presenting in Bulgaria and the United States. These experiences led to her current exploration of various pedagogical approaches to promote student engagement, both in the classroom and larger communities in which they live. In 2009, she received a NISOD Excellence Award for teaching and leadership. She received her B.A. from Roanoke College, an M.A. from Virginia Tech and a Ph.D. from the University of Miami (FL). She began her teaching career at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida.
The questions at the end of each chapter provide a meaningful launching point for classroom debate and/or writing assignments...I can envision no better text for the Cold War and 20th century political and economic development.
-Irwin Halfond, McKendree University
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