An Introduction to Modern Western Civilization

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iUniverse, Oct 19, 2011 - History - 328 pages
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Over the past 250 years, Europe and the United States have changed from simple societies into complex, densely-populated, industrial powerhouses. Th s book explains how it happened in clear language intended for the general reader. Each chapter includes a timeline, key terms and persons, and web-based sources of writings from the time. "We may be through with the past, but the past is not through with us."

 

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Contents

THE GLOBAL ECONOMY OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
1
THE ENLIGHTENMENT
17
THE AGRICULTURAL AND INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTIONS
29
THE REVOLUTION IN POLITICS
41
THE AGE OF NAPOLEON
71
NATIONAL REVOLUTIONS AND ROMANTICISM
85
NATIONSTATE BUILDING
117
MASS MOVEMENTS AND DEMOCRACY
141
WORLD WAR ONE
183
RUSSIAN REVOLUTIONS
199
THE RISE OF FASCISM
213
DEMOCRACY VERSUS FASCISM
231
WORLD WAR TWO
253
THE WATCHFUL PEACE
273
THE HUMAN RIGHTS REVOLUTION
301
About The Author
319

THE CLIMAX OF IMPERIALISM
171

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EDMUND CLINGAN received his education at the City University of New York and the Universities of Bonn and Wisconsin-Madison. His previous books are Finance from Kaiser to Führer: Budget Politics in Germany, 1912 -1934, and The Lives of Hans Luther, 1879-1962: German Chancellor, Reichsbank President and Hitler’s Ambassador. He is currently Associate Professor of History at Queensborough Community College, City University of New York.

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