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The world transformed : 1945 to the present

Author: Michael H Hunt
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
The best-selling anthology The World Transformed, 1945 to the Present: A Documentary Reader, Second Edition, serves as an ideal companion volume to The World Transformed: 1945 to the Present, Second Edition. Edited by Michael H. Hunt, this thoroughly updated collection invites students to interpret and evaluate 180 documents organized into 40 topical sections ranging over the last seven decades and virtually the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael H Hunt
ISBN: 9780199371020 0199371024
OCLC Number: 907585907
Notes: Original edition published in 2004.
Description: xxii, 601 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: the post-1945 watershed --
Part I. Hopes and fears contend, 1945-1953 --
The Cold War: toward Soviet-American confrontation --
The international economy: out of the ruins --
The third world: first tremors in Asia --
Part II. The Cold War system under stress, 1953-1968 --
The Cold War: a tenuous accommodation --
Abundance and discontent in the developed world --
Third-world hopes at high tide --
Part III. From Cold War to globalization, 1968-1991 --
The Cold War comes to a close --
Global markets: one system, three centers --
Divergent paths in the third world --
Part IV. Integration and fragmentation: the 1990s and beyond --
The power and perils of globalization --
A regionally configured world --
Final reflections on the post-1945 world: the limits and uses of history.
Responsibility: Michael H. Hunt.


Through its lively and accessible narrative, The World Transformed: 1945 to Present provides students with an account of the political, socio-economic, and cultural developments that have shaped  Read more...


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It is difficult to imagine a better history of the world from 1945 to the present than the new edition of Michael Hunt's The World Transformed. Having added chapters that cover the post-Cold War Read more...

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