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The 1900s

Author: James Miller
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, ©2001.
Series: Headlines in history (San Diego, Calif.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offering thirty-three readings on key events in the history of the 1900s, this book focuses on scientific knowledge, assembly-line mass production, world wars, the Cold War, the danger of nuclear warfare, and political assassinations.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Miller
ISBN: 0737705469 9780737705461 0737705450 9780737705454
OCLC Number: 44969145
Description: 384 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1 --
Law of acceleration --
1900: Promise of a new century --
Votes for women --
Revolution ravages Mexico --
Chapter 2 --
Coming of world war I --
In the trenches of world war I --
Bolsheviks take power --
Wilson's fourteen points --
Chapter 3 --
Treaty of versailles --
Revolution in physics --
Great depression: Unemployment --
Chapter 4 --
Mussolini defines totalitarianism --
Hitler --
Stalin starves ukraine --
Stalin's great terror --
New deal: Middle way --
Chapter 5 --
Coming of the pacific war --
Peasant revolution in China --
Settling scores in a chinese village, 1945 --
Nonviolence on trail: Gandhi responds to world war II --
Chapter 6 --
Battle of britain --
Holocaust: Revolution --
Last letter from stalingrad --
Einstein alerts Roosevelt about nuclear weaponry --
Truman drops the bomb --
Chapter 7 --
Who started the cold war --
1950's: Emergence of the western youth culture --
President Eisenhower warns of the military industrial complex --
Eyeball to eyeball: Cuban missile crisis --
Man lands on the moon --
Chapter 8 --
Martin Luther King Jr. goes to jail --
"Gotta be this or that": End of colonialism --
Cultural revolution convulses China --
Chairman mao speaks --
Tet and the Vietnam war --
Crises of October 1973: Middle east conflict, oil, and watergate --
Islam against the west --
Chapter 9 --
Fall of communism --
President Vaclav Havel's new year's day address, 1990 --
After apartheid --
Technological revolution.
Series Title: Headlines in history (San Diego, Calif.)
Responsibility: James Miller, book editor.
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Offering thirty-three readings on key events in the history of the 1900s, this book focuses on scientific knowledge, assembly-line mass production, world wars, the Cold War, the danger of nuclear warfare, and political assassinations.

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