World Transformed 1945 to the Present

ISBN-10: 0312402961
ISBN-13: 9780312402969
Edition: 2004
Authors: Michael H. Hunt
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List price: $43.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 12/15/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 446
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Designed to accompany "The World Transformed, 1945 to the Present," this comprehensive reader offers a wealth of primary sources on the pivotal events that shaped the post-1945 world. Complemented by an editorial apparatus that supports and enhances students' reading of the documents and helps them to understand the interlocking nature of historical developments, this invaluable collection will appeal to anyone teaching courses on post-1945 world history, international relations, the cold war and globalization.

Michael H. Hunt is Emerson Professor of History Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author or editor of eleven books, including The American Ascendancy: How the United States Gained and Wielded Global Dominance and A Vietnam War Reader: A Documentary History from American and Vietnamese Perspectives.

Preface
Introduction: The 1945 Watershed
International Politics Reconfigured
Wilson and Lenin as Rival Visionaries
World War II and the Onset of the Cold War
The Role of Nationalism
A Global Economy in Transition
The First Phase of Globalization Begins, 1870s-1914
Globalization Reborn, 1945 to the Present
The Colonial System on the Brink
Vulnerabilities of Empire
The Appearance of the "Third World"
Hopes and Fears Contend, 1945-1953
The Cold War: Toward Soviet-American Confrontation
Origins of the Rivalry
From Cooperation to Conflict
U.S. Policy in Transition
Stalin's Pursuit of Territory and Security
Stalin and the Postwar Settlement
From Europe to the Periphery
Drawing the Line in Europe
The Nuclear Arms Race Accelerates
Opening a Front in the Third World
Limited War in Korea
Superpower Societies in an Unquiet Time
Soviet Society under Stress
The U.S. Anti-Communist Consensus
Conclusion
The International Economy: Out of the Ruins
Anglo-American Remedies for an Ailing System
Keynesian Economics and a Design for Prosperity
The Bretton Woods Agreements
The U.S. Rescue Operation
Occupation and Recovery in Japan
Recovery in Western Europe
The American Economic Powerhouse
Good Times Return
Disney and the U.S. Economic Edge
"Coca-colonization" and the Mass Consumption Model
European Resistance to "Americanization"
Conclusion
The Third World: First Tremors in Asia
The Appeal of Revolution and the Strong State
The Chinese Communist Triumph
Vietnam's Revolutionary Struggle
New States under Conservative Elites
India's Status-quo Independence
The Collaborative Impulse in the Philippines
Conclusion
The Cold War System Under Stress, 1953-1968
The Cold War: A Tenuous Accommodation
The Beginnings of Coexistence
Khrushchev under Pressure
Crosscurrents in American Policy
Crisis Points
To the Nuclear Brink in Cuba
The Vietnam Quagmire
The Quake of '68
The American Epicenter
The Ground Shifts Abroad
Conclusion
Abundance and Discontent in the Developed World
America at Apogee
Triumphant at Home and Abroad
Warning Signs of Economic Troubles
Recovery in Western Europe and Japan
The Old World's New Course
Fiat and Europe's Corporate Aristocracy
The Second Japanese Miracle
Voices of Discontent
The New Environmentalism
The Feminist Upsurge
Critics of Global Economic Inequalities
Conclusion
Third World Hopes at High Tide
Revolutionary Trajectories in East Asia
The Maoist Experiment in China
Vietnam's Fight for the South
The Caribbean Basin: Between Reaction and Revolution
Guatemala's "Ten Years of Spring"
Cuba and the Revolution that Survived
Decolonization at High Tide in Sub-Saharan Africa
Ghana and Nkrumah's African Socialism
Colonial Legacies in Ghana and Beyond
Remaking North Africa and the Middle East
Economic Nationalism in Iran
A New Order for Egypt and the Region
Colonial Crisis in Algeria
Conclusion
From Cold War to Globalization, 1968-1991
The Cold War comes to a Close
The Rise and Fall of D�tente
The Nixon Policy Turnaround
The Breshnev Era
Western Europe and D�tente
The U.S. Retreat from D�tente
The Gorbachev Initiatives
Glasnost, Perestroika, and a New Foreign Policy
The Demise of the Soviet System
Explaining the Cold War Outcome
The Role of Leaders
Impersonal Forces
Conclusion
Global Markets: One System, Three Centers
The United States and the North American Bloc
The Erosion of U.S. Dominance
The Free Market Faith
The Rise of an East Asian Bloc
Japan Stays on Course
The "Little Dragons" in Japan's Shadow
Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics
Vietnam in China's Footsteps
Revived Bloc Building in Europe
Renewed Integration and the E.U.
Social and Cultural Developments
Post-'89 and the Opening to the East
Conclusion
Divergent Paths in the Third World
The Changing Face of Revolution
Cambodia's Genocidal Revolution
Religious Challenge in Iran
Revolutionary Aftershock in the Middle East
Opposition to Settler Colonialism
South African Apartheid under Siege
Conflict over Palestine
Repression and Resistance in Guatemala
Dreams of Development in Disarray
Stalemated Economies
The Population Explosion
Women and Development
Conclusion
Conclusion: Globalization Ascendant, The 1990s and Beyond
The Perils and Possibilities of Globalization
Environmental Stresses
One World or Two?
An Emerging International Regime
Globalization as U.S. Hegemony?
"The American Century"
Playing the Global Policeman
Resistance Abroad
Index

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