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Contemporary world history

Author: William J Duiker
Publisher: Stamford, CT : Cengage Learning, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Sixth editionView all editions and formats
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Presents a history of the world in the twentieth century and into the millennium that chronicles the key events of the period and examines the underlying issues that have shaped the times. It takes a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: World history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William J Duiker
ISBN: 9781285447902 1285447905
OCLC Number: 904046910
Description: xix, 363 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Pt. I: New World in the Making : 1. The rise of industrial society in the west --
2. The high tide of imperialism: Africa and Asia in an era of western dominance --
3. Shadows over the Pacific: East Asia under challenge. / Pt. II: Cultures in Collision : 4. War and revolution: World War II and its aftermath --
5. Nationalism, revolution, and dictatorship: Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America from 1919 to 1939 --
6. The crisis deepens: the outbreak of World War II. / Pt. III: Across the Ideological Divide : 7. East and West in the grip of the Cold War --
8. The United States, Canada, and Latin America --
9. Brave new world: the rise and fall of Communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe --
10. Postwar Europe: On the path to unity? --
11. Toward the Pacific century? Japan and the little tigers. / Pt. IV: Third World Rising : 12. The East is red: China under Communism --
13. Nationalism triumphant: the emergence of independent states in South and Southeast Asia. --
14. Emerging Africa --
15. Ferment in the Middle East. / Pt. V: The New Millennium : 16. The challenge of a new millennium.
Responsibility: William J. Duiker, the Pennsylvania State University.

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