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The twentieth century : a world history

Author: Clive Ponting
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"Eschewing conventional chronological accounts, The Twentieth Century is organized around the major themes of the last hundred years. To help us understand our recent past and probable future, Clive Ponting offers a "world systems" theory. His analysis holds that a few core states have dominated much of the rest of the world, which provides raw materials and cheap labor and remains tied to the core as virtual  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clive Ponting
ISBN: 080506088X 9780805060881
OCLC Number: 39890340
Notes: Originally published: Progress and barbarism. Great Britain : Chatto & Windus, 1998.
"A John Macrae book."
Description: 584 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The Twentieth Century. 1. 1900 --
pt. 2. Economic and Social History. 2. People. 3. Production. 4. Environment. 5. Globalization. 6. Economies. 7. Societies --
pt. 3. International History. 8. Empires. 9. Freedom. 10. Nations. 11. Power. 12. Conflict --
pt. 4. Domestic History. 13. Tradition. 14. Fascism. 15. Dictatorship. 16. Revolution. 17. Democracy. 18. Socialism. 19. Repression. 20. Discrimination. 21. Genocide --
pt. 5. Retrospect and Prospect. 22. 2000. Appendix: Chronology of the Twentieth Century.
Other Titles: Progress and barbarism
20th century
Responsibility: Clive Ponting.

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"Eschewing conventional chronological accounts, The Twentieth Century is organized around the major themes of the last hundred years. To help us understand our recent past and probable future, Clive Ponting offers a "world systems" theory. His analysis holds that a few core states have dominated much of the rest of the world, which provides raw materials and cheap labor and remains tied to the core as virtual colonial territory. Between these extremes are Latin America, the Middle East, and eastern Asia, which have a limited shot at self-determination. Economic, social, and political differences between the core and periphery continue to grow. Atlantic predominance, which molded world history for four hundred years, has been challenged by the countries of the Pacific." "The book's central theme revolves around the struggle between progress and barbarism; the hope for our future is that "our conscience will catch up with our reason.""--Jacket.

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