Making of the West Peoples and Cultures, since 1740

ISBN-10: 0312465106
ISBN-13: 9780312465100
Edition: 3rd 2008
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List price: $86.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 2/20/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 11.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

"The Making of the West "offers a geographically and culturally expansive conception of the West that prepares students to understand today's globalized world. Its integrated chronological narrative makes the impact of historical developments clear by highlighting the interconnections among the politics, people, and ideas of a specific period. From the book's conception, the authors -- a team of renowned scholars and expert teachers -- have worked to provide a new vision of the West based on cutting-edge scholarship. The narrative -- enhanced by a rich and informative art and map program -- distills the latest research and consistently treats topics underserved in other books: the West in global perspective, high and popular art and culture, and gender.

The Promise of Enlightenment, 1740-1789
The Enlightenment at Its Height
Society and Culture in an Age of Enlightenment
State Power in an Era of Reform
Rebellions against State Power
Terms of History: Enlightenment
Document: Denis Diderot, "Encyclopedia," 1755
Contrasting Views: Women and the Enlightenment
Taking Measure: World Population Growth, 1700-1800
Document: Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776
The Cataclysm of Revolution, 1789-1799
The Revolutionary Wave, 1787-1789
From Monarchy to Republic, 1789-1793
Terror and Resistance
Revolution on the March
Terms of History: Revolution
Document: The Rights of Minorities
Contrasting Views: Consequences of the French Revolution
Document: Address to the National Assembly in Favor of the Abolition of the Slave Trade, February 5, 1790
Napoleon and the Revolutionary Legacy, 1800-1830
The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte
"Europe Was at My Feet": Napoleon's Conquests
The "Restoration" of Europe
Challenges to the Conservative Order
Contrasting Views: Napoleon: For and Against
Document: An Ordinary Soldier on Campaign with Napoleon
Document: Wordsworth's Poetry
Seeing History: The Clothing Revolution: The Social Meaning of Changes in Post-Revolutionary Fashion
Industrialization and Social Ferment, 1830-1850
The Industrial Revolution
Reforming the Social Order
Ideologies and Political Movements
The Revolutions of 1848
Taking Measure: Railroad Lines, 1830-1850
New Sources, New Perspectives: Statistics and the Standard of Living of the Working Class
Document: Marx and Engels, The Communist Manifesto
Document: Alexis de Tocqueville describes the June Days in Paris, 1848
Politics and Culture of the Nation-State, 1850-1870
The End of the Concert of Europe
War and Nation Building
Establishing Social Order
The Culture of Social Order
Terms of History: Nationalism
Seeing History: Photographing the Nation: Domesticity and War
Document: Bismarck Tricks the Public to Get His War
Document: Mrs. Seacole: The Other Florence Nightingale
Empire and Everyday Life, 1870-1890
The Advance of Industry in an Age of Empire
The New Imperialism
Imperial Society and Culture
The Birth of Mass Politics
Taking Measure: The Decline of Illiteracy
Document: Imperialism's Popularity among the People
Contrasting Views: Experiences of Migration
Document: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House
Modernity and the Road to War, c. 1890-1914
Public Debate over Private Life
Modernity and the Revolt in Ideas
Growing Tensions in Mass Politics
European Imperialism Challenged
Roads to War
Terms of History: Modern
New Sources, New Perspectives: Psychohistory and Its Lessons
Document: Leon Pinsker Calls for a Jewish State
Document: An Historian Promotes Militant Nationalism
World War I and Its Aftermath 1914-1929
The Great War, 1914-1918
Protest, Revolution, and War's End, 1917-1918
The Search for Peace in an Era of Revolution
The Aftermath of War: Europe in the 1920s
Mass Culture and the Rise of Modern Dictators
Contrasting Views: Arguing with the Victors
Taking Measure: The Growth of Radio, 1924-1929
Document: Outbreak of the Russian Revolution
Document: Battlefield Tourism
Seeing History: Demonizing the Enemy Italian Propaganda Posters from World War I
The Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945
The Great Depression
Totalitarian Triumph
Democracies on the Defensive
The Road to Global War
World War II, 1939-1945
Terms of History: Totalitarianism
Contrasting Views: Stalin and Hitler: For and Against
Document: The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere
New Sources, New Perspectives: Museums and Memory
Document: A Family Copes with Unemployment
The Cold War and the Remaking of Europe, C. 1945-1965
World Politics Transformed
Political and Economic Recovery in Europe
Decolonization in a Cold War Climate
Cultural Life on the Brink of Nuclear War
New Sources, New Perspectives: Government Archives and the Truth about the Cold War
Document: The Schuman Plan on European Unity, 1950
Taking Measure: World Manufacturing Output, 1950-1970
Document: Consumerism, Youth, and the Birth of the Generation Gap
Postindustrial Society and the End of the Cold War Order, 1965-1989
The Revolution in Technology
Postindustrial Society and Culture
Protesting Cold War Conditions
The Testing of Superpower Domination and the End of the Cold War
Contrasting Views: Feminist Debates
Document: Margaret Thatcher's Economic Vision
Document: Tatiana Tolstoya Criticizes Mikhail Gorbachev
Seeing History: Political Art: Soviet Socialist Realism and Dissident Painting
The New Globalism: Opportunities and Dilemmas, 1989 to the Present
The Collapse of the Soviet Union and Its Aftermath
The Nation-State in a Global Age
Challenges from an Interconnected World
Global Culture and Society in the New Millennium
Conclusion: The Making of the West Continues
Document: Vaclav Havel, "Czechoslovakia is Returning to Europe"
Document: The European Green Party Becomes Transnational, 2006
Taking Measure: World Population Growth, 1950-2007
Contrasting Views: The Dutch Debate Immigration
Appendix: Useful Facts and Figures
Glossary
Suggested References

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