Europe in the Contemporary World - 1900 to Present A Narrative History with Documents

ISBN-10: 0312406991
ISBN-13: 9780312406998
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Authors: Bonnie G. Smith
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List price: $78.99
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 2/13/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 800
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.706
Language: English

Offering a twenty-first century perspective on twentieth-century Europe, pre-eminent scholar Bonnie Smith's engaging new synthesis is the first text to provide both a thorough integration of social and cultural material with political history and substantive treatment of Europe's broader global context. Each of the twelve chapters combines compelling narrative with a wonderfully rich set of primary texts and picture essays, reinforcing for students the importance of primary sources to the study of history. Neither overtly triumphalist nor disparaging, this even-handed and thoughtful account takes the full measure of Europe's negative and positive legacies at home and its impact on and interactions with the world at large.

Preface for Instructors
Introduction for Students
Imperial Europe at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century
Europe's Peoples and Nations in the Global Order
Prosperity for States and Society
Great Britain: Greatest of the European Powers
France: Britain's Rival and Germany's Enemy
Germany: Europe's Rising Star
Austria-Hungary: The Clash of Ethnicities
Russia: The Imperial Colossus
The Ottoman Empire: Sick Man of Europe?
Society in the Age of Empire
Social and Cultural Influence of Empire
Daily Life and Leisure Time
Europe in an Age of Migration
Changing Families and Family Economies
Regional Migration and Urbanization
Global Migration
Nationalism and the Evolving Nation State
The Growth of Nationalist Feeling
The Nation-State Versus the Ethnic Nationalism of Minorities
The Growth of Militant Nationalism
Empires in Jeopardy
Conflict and Conquest in Africa
The Russian and Ottoman Empires in Crisis
Conclusion
Documents
Migrant Life in 1900
Marie-Catherine Gardez Santerre, Oral history, early 1970s Imperial Dreams, Imperial Realities
Rudyard Kipling, "The White Man's Burden," 1899
Lothar von Trotha, writings from October, 1904. Proclamation and @a=Accompanying Letters to Troops and to General Staff Japan's Challenge to the West
Count Shigenobu Okuma, "The Rise of Japan Was Not Unexpected," 1904
Picture Essay: Europe's Global Aura in an Age of Nationalism
Aristocrats on the Grand Tour in Egypt
Boy in a sailor suit
White Tea Party in India with Native Retinue
Advertisement for Pears' Soap
European dress influenced by Asian fashions
Immigrants at Ellis Island
Modernity and the Unsettling of Europe, 1900-1914
The Many Faces of Modernity
Modern Technology
Life in the Modern City
Gender Roles and Sexual Life
Modernity and the Rise of Mass Politics
Working-Class Politics
Feminists on the March
The Arts and Philosophy Embrace Modernity
Innovation in the Arts
Modernism in Thought
The Road to War
Military Buildup amid Shifting Alliances
Internal Problems of the Great Powers
Balkan and Great Power Instability
Conclusion
Documents
The Automobile
Anthony Rhodes, Louis Renault. A Biography, 1969
"Motorwagen," article, 1909
"Camping" newspaper article in Allgemeine Automobil-Zeitung, 1914
The Struggle for Women's Suffrage
Emmeline Pankhurst, My Story, 1914
Elites and the Spiritual Future of Europe
F. W. Marinetti, "Manifesto of Futurism" 1909
Wassily Kandinsky, Concerning the Spiritual in Art, 1911
Picture Essay
Cross-Cultural Borrowing in Modern Art
Picasso, Desmoiselles d'Avignon
"Head" by Amedeo Modigliani
Constantin Brancusi, Sculpture
Gustav Klimt, Embrace of Isis and Osiris
Paula Modersohn-Becker, Portrait
"Primitive" from Sacre du Printemps
World War I and the Russian Revolution, 1914-1922
World War I Begins
The Opening Battles
War Aims and the Struggle for Victory, 1915-1916
The Soldier's War
The Home Front
Politics End
Propaganda and Censorship
War Transforms Society
From War Fever to Revolution
Containing Revolt during Wartime
The Russian Revolution
Civil War Begins in Russia
The Great War Ends
The Struggle to End the War
Making Peace in the Midst of Revolution
Conclusion
Documents
War and the Individual
Johannes Haas, Letter, 1915
Khan Mahomed Khan, Letter, October 11, 1917
Maria Luisa Perduca, A Hospital Year, 1917
Lenin's April Theses: A Program for Immediate Action
V.I. Lenin, "April Theses," 1917
The Mandate System
Articles 22 and 23 of the Covenant of the League of Nations, 1920
Picture Essay
The Home Front
Women coke workers
Poster of Teutonic Knight
The Gentle German (poster)
Red Cross or Iron Cross?
A Republican barricade in Dublin
Greek refugees from Turkey
A World Transformed, 1920-1929
The Search for Stability
An Unsettled Peace
The Weimar Experiment
New Nations in Eastern and Southeastern Europe
Political and Economic Recovery in Great Britain and France
Society Recovers
Remembering the Great War
From Wartime to Peacetime Productivity
Social Change in the Postwar Years
Leisure and Consumerism
Resurgence of Empire in an Age of Unrest
A Growing Imperial Appetite
Postwar Imperial Policies and Colonial Upheaval
Mass Resistance Grows
An Age of Extremes
Utopias and Dystopias
Utopian Dreams in the Soviet Union
Fascist Triumph in Italy
Conclusion
Documents
Hitler and Fascism
Adolf Hitler Mein Kampf 1925-1926
Gandhi's Attack on European Civilization
Mohandas Gandhi, "The Inwardness of Non-Co-operation" 1920
Mohandas Gandhi, "Answers to Drew Pearson's Questions" 1924
Love and Sexuality in Postwar Society: The Communist Case
Aleksandra Kollontai, "Make Way for Winged Eros," 1923
Picture Essay
Building the Future
Underground fixture
Moscow Metro
Vienna worker housing
German worker housing
Bungalow
Stockholm Public Library
Facing Global Economic Depression, 1929-1939
Crash and Depression
The Depression Comes to Europe
Pressures on Society
The Impact Abroad
The Triumph of Dictatorship
Hitler's Rise to Power
Nazi Doctrine
The Nazi Regime in Action
Persecution of Jews and the Flight from Terror
The USSR under Stalin: Collectivization, Modernization, Urbanization, and Culturalization
The Democracies Search for Solutions
Britain and France Defend Democracy
Sweden Builds a Welfare State
Cultural Leaders Take Action
The Road to Global War
Surging Global Imperialism: Japan, Italy, and Germany
The Spanish Civil War
Hitler Conquers Central Europe
Conclusion
Documents
Sweden's Battle for Population
Alva Myrdal, Nation and Family: The Swedish Experiment in @h=Democratic Family and Population Policy, 1941
The Secret Poetry of Stalinism
Anna Akhmatova, "Requiem," 1930s-1960s
Japan on the Move
Draft of Basic Plan for Establishment of Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere, 1942
Picture Essay
The Machine, the Military, and the Masses
The Tiller Girls
Women's League of Health and Beauty
Exercising British Women
Nazi Pomp
Soviet Women Marchers
Boy Scouts in Vienna
Fascist Blackshirts in Italy
The Second World War and the Collapse of Europe, 1939-1945
Rapid Victories
The German Onslaught
The Expansion of War and Operation Barbarossa
War Opens in the Pacific
The Grand Alliance
A War Against Civilians
Occupation and Collaboration
Holocaust
Militarizing Nation and Empire
Societies in Wartime
Impact of the War Overseas
Men in Combat
Resistance
The World War Ends and the Cold War Begins
The Axis on the Defensive
Surrender in Europe and the Defeat of Japan
The Emergence of the Superpowers
Toward the Cold War
Conclusion
Documents
The War Against Civilians
London Diary (anonymous), 1941
V. S. Kostrovitskaia, Diary, January 1942, April 1943
Literature of the Holocaust
Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Weczler, "Auschwitz Observed," U.S. War Refugee Board, 1944
Nelly Sachs, "Already Embraced by the Arm of Heavenly Solace"
World War II and Human Rights
United Nations, "Universal Declaration of Human Rights," 1948
Picture Essay
World War II Propaganda and Modern Racism
Juden Komplot poster
Poster for the female wing of the Hitler Youth
German propaganda cartoon
Hitler as mouse cartoon
Anti-Japanese cartoon of Tojo
"Together," Allied propaganda poster
"Friend or Foe? How to know," diagram
Devastated Europe in an Age of Cold War, 1945-1963
Cold War and the New World Politics
Europe in Ruins
The Cold War
Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan
The Battle for Germany
Bringing Order to Postwar Europe
Restoring Government
Postwar Society: Women and Refugees
The Revival of Stalinism
Restoring Cultural Values
Contested Memories
From Holocaust to Hope
Existentialism and the Politics of Commitment
The Deepening Cold War
The Arms Race
Cold War Culture
Toward Nuclear Holocaust
Conclusion
Documents
The Soviet Ambassador Appraises the U.S., 1946
Nikolai Novikov, Report to Foreign Minister Molotov, September 27, 1946
"What is Woman?... She Is The Other"
Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex, 1949
The Purges in Czechoslovakia
Official Account of the trial of Dr. Milada Hor�kov�, 1950
Milda Hor�kov�, Letter to her daughter before execution, 1950
Picture Essay
Cold War Media and the Struggle of Good versus Evil
"Candy-Bomber"
"Escapee across the Berlin Wall"
Soviet Era Kitsch
Still from Goldfinger
Soviet anti-American Cartoon
American anti-Soviet Cartoon
Peace March and Peace Symbol
The Rebirth of Prosperity and the Rise of the Welfare State in the 1950S and Early 1960S
The Welfare State
Enacting Social Programs
The Welfare State at Work
Economic Revival East and West
The Common Market
Rebuilding the East European Economy
The Rise of the Technocrats
The Politics of Prosperity
Revolt and Reform in the Soviet Sphere
Cultural Thaw Leads to Further Revolt
Conservative Politics in Western Europe in the 1950s
The Rebirth of Consumerism
Europe Goes Shopping
The Perils and Possibilities of Americanization
Cultural Consumption
Conclusion
Documents
Childhood in the British Welfare State
Carolyn Kay Steedman, Landscape for a Good Woman, 1986
The Myth of Classlessness
Milovan Djilas, The New Class, 1957
Teen Culture in the Soviet Union
D. Belyaev, "Stilyaga," 1949
Picture Essay
European Consumerism in the 1950s and 1960s
French refrigerator advertisement
Motorbike
Big TV console with built-in hi-fi
Coca-Cola ad
"Youth and beauty is marvelous" Dermilux ad
Ad for luxury chocolate
Models in plain Soviet fashions
Post-Imperial Europe, ca. 1947 to 1980
Decolonization
The Legacy of War
Ending the Empire in Asia
The Quest for Autonomy in North Africa and the Middle East
Decolonization in Sub-Saharan Africa
Europe's Empire Comes Home
Refugees and Guest Workers
Civil Rights and Ethnic Politics
A New Society
Social Policy for Migrants
Immigrant Communities
Domestic Life and Gender Roles
Culture After Colonization
Decolonizing the Mind
A New Burst of Cultural Mixture
Conclusion
Documents
Nasser Faces Off with Imperial Europe
Gamal Abdul Nasser, Speech September 15, 1956
Racial Difference in Postwar Germany
Abena Adomako, Memoir
A Powerful Voice of Decolonization
Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth, 1961
Picture Essay
The Changing Face of Europe
Exiled Moluccans
Woman in Brixton Market
Indian Man at Cinema
Turkish �migr� Showing Handmade Lace
Conservative Party election Poster
Muslims at Prayer in Marseilles, France
Kaiserslautern Soccer Stars
Post-Industrial Europe and its Critics, 1965-1979
The Technology Revolution
The Information Age: Television and Computers
The Space Age
Revolutions in Biology, Reproductive Technologies, and Sexual Behavior
Postindustrial Economy and Society
Multinational Corporations
The New Worker: the Rise of the Service Sector
Women in the Post-Industrial Economy
The Boom in Research and Education
The Redefined Family
An Age of Protest and Reform
Student Protest
Feminism
1968: Year of Crisis in Western and Eastern Europe
Attacking and Defending an Eroding Status Quo
Oil Crisis and Stagflation
Troubled U.S. Leadership
Repression and Dissent in the Soviet Bloc
Alternative Politics
Environmentalism and the Green Party
Political, Ethnic, and Religious Violence
Conclusion
Documents
The Post-Industrial Worker and Family Life
A Day in the Life of a White-Collar Worker in Budapest, 1970s
Gay Liberation
Gay Liberation Front: Manifesto, 1971, revised 1978
The "Green" Analysis
Petra Kelly, Fighting for Hope, 1983
Picture Essay
Politics in the Streets
London anti-Vietnam war demonstrator
Women demonstrators in Turin
"Don't be sheep" poster
May Day parade in Prague
Dancing on the Silos
A student felled by a flic
Che Guevara
Europe Changes Course: the 1980S and Beyond
Europe Faces the Global Economic Challenge
The Rise of the Pacific Economy
Thatcher Reshapes Political Culture
The Reagan Revolution's Global Impact
Alternatives to Thatcherism
Germany Turns to the Right
France Charts a Different Course
Smaller States Pursue Prosperity
Reformers Change the Soviet Bloc
Gorbachev Comes to Power
Poland and the Birth of Solidarity
The End of the Soviet System
Hungary
Reunification of Germany
Czechoslovakia
Romania
Yugoslavia and the USSR Disintegrate
The Breakup of Yugoslavia
The Soviet Union Comes Apart
The Birth Pains of a New Eastern Europe
An Elusive Market Economy
Post-Communist Culture
Conclusion
Documents
Thatcher and Neo-Liberalism
Speech to the Conservative Party Conference, Blackpool, 16 October, 1981
Speech to the Conservative Party Conference, 14 October, 1988
Gorbachev on Glasnost and Perestroika
Speech to the Communist Party, January 1987
Days of Confusion and Turmoil in Yugoslavia
"Between Despair and Hope: A Belgrade Diary," 1991-1992
9 Years old, from The Suitcase: Refugee Voices from Bosnia and Croatia
Picture Essay
Dissident Art in the Soviet Bloc
Berliner, Picnic in Nature
Endless Train
Russian Trinity
Mother and Child by Arut�unian
Estonian art
First AptArt Exhibition by the Mukhomor Group
Europe in the Global Age
The Perils and Possibilities of Globalization
Europe and the Environment
Disease and Drug Epidemics
Migration Continues
Global Networks and Organizations
Beyond the Nation-State: Integration and Fragmentation
From Common Market to European Union
East Joins West
Global Cities and Global Citizens
National Fragmentation and the Move for Local Autonomy
The Future of European Society
Population and Prosperity
Neo-liberalism and the Crisis of Social Citizenship
Movements for Human Rights and Equality
Culture and the Global Challenge
Islam Confronts the West
The Global Diffusion of Culture
Conclusion
Documents
Beyond the Nation-State: Global Cities
From Globalization and Its Discontents, 1998
The Future of Democracy in the Global Age
Can Democracy Survive the Computer?, 1985
Global Human Rights
"The Global Refugee Crisis," 1995
Picture Essay
Building the Global city, Rebuilding a Global Europe
Paris Library
Hong Kong Skyline
Tokyo
New York
Sony Center, Potsdammerplatz
Beaubourg, Paris
Jewish Museum, Berlin
Helsinki Airport
Prague scaffolded
Prague, Fred & Ginger
Cordoba

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