World History Journeys from Past to Present - From 1500 CE to the Present

ISBN-10: 0415670047

ISBN-13: 9780415670043

Edition: 2nd 2013 (Revised)

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World History: Journeys from Past to Presentuses common themes to present an integrated and comprehensive survey of human history from its origins to the present day. By weaving together thematic and regional perspectives in coherent chronological narratives, Goucher and Walton transform the overwhelming sweep of the human past into a truly global story that is relevant to the contemporary issues of our time. Revised and updated throughout, the second edition of this innovative textbook combines clear chronological progression with thematically focused chapters. In this volume, chapters are divided into three parts as follows: PART IV. BRIDGING WORLDS (1300-1800 CE) PART V. TRANSFORMING LIVES (1500-1900) PART VI. FORGING A GLOBAL COMMUNITY (1800- Present) The expanded new edition boasts an impressive full-color design with a host of illustrations, maps and primary source excerpts integrated throughout. Chapter opening timelines supply context for the material ahead, while end of chapter questions and annotated additional resources provide students with the tools for independent study. Each chapter and part boasts introductory and summary essays that explain and guide the reader in comprehending the relevant theme.In addition, the companion website offers a range of resources including an interactive historical timeline, an indispensable study skills section for students, tips for teaching and learning thematically, and PowerPoint slides, lecture material and discussion questions in a password protected area for instructors. This textbook provides a basic introduction for all students of World History, while at the same time incorporating the thematic perspectives that encourage critical thinking, link to globally relevant contemporary issues, and stimulate further study.
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List price: $34.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 9/11/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Candice Goucher is a Professor of History at Washington State University, Vancouver. She studied Chemistry and Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego (BA, 1975), Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University (MA, 1978), and African History at the University of California at Los Angeles (PhD, 1984). As an undergraduate, she pioneered the use of lead isotope analysis to identify ancient sources of metals, research published in Nature. Trained as an archaeologist, Candice Goucher has conducted archaeological and historical research in the Caribbean, Mauritius, and West Africa, where she worked with Merrick Posnansky at the site of Begho in Brong Ahafo, Ghana, and in the Bassari region of Togo. Her research interests have continued to forge interdisciplinary and global links in the areas of food studies, technology, culture and gender. With Linda Walton, she published several world history textbooks, including the second edition of World History: Journeys from Past to Present (2013) and was co-lead scholar on the Annenberg/Corporation for Public Broadcasting multimedia project Bridging World History. Her recent book Congotay! Congotay! A Global History of Caribbean Food (2014) examined Caribbean agriculture, culture and cuisine from ancient to modern times.

List of plates
List of maps
Figure credits
Preface to the Second Edition
A visual tour of World History: Journeys from Past to Present
Bridging worlds (1300-1800 CE)
Introduction
Commerce and change: Building a world system
Introduction to the theme of world systems of knowledge and wealth
Mercantilism and the Atlantic world, ca. 1500-1750
Mercantilism
The creation of a global economy: Silver, sugar, and slaves
The slave trade
Slavery and the African diaspora
The impact of the slave trade on African societies
African merchants in the Atlantic world
Primary source: The business of Willem Bosman
The Atlantic world and the Americas
Transformations in the Americas: European impact and resistance
Distinctions among colonies
European expansion in the Indian Ocean
European expansion in the Pacific
The East Asian core and periphery: China, Japan, and the world economy
Summary
Note
Suggested readings
Online resources
Study questions
Traditions and their transformations
Introduction to the theme of traditions and their transformations
Renaissances and cultural rebirth
Primary source: Print technology, scripts, and vernacular languages
Cultural rebirth in East Asia: Neo-Confucianism in China
Fractured tradition: Religious reformations in sixteenth-century Europe
Blended traditions: Syncretisms and society in East Asia
The scientific revolution and the Enlightenment in Europe
Traditions and their transformations in the Islamic world
Summary
Suggested readings
Online resources
Study questions
Maritime worlds: The Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Ocean worlds
Introduction to the theme of maritime boundaries, encounters, and frontiers
Discovering longitude
European arms and sails: Maritime hegemony
Redefining the Indian Ocean
The Pacific routes and the rise of the West
The creation of an Atlantic Economy: Sugar and slaves
Piracy, trade, and the politics of maritime frontiers
Primary source: Diary of Mendez Pinto
Summary
Note
Suggested readings
Online resources
Study questions
Landings: Boundaries, frontiers, and encounters
Introduction to the theme of boundaries, frontiers and encounters on land
Mapping the world
Sacred encounters: Jesuit missionaries in Asia, Africa, and the Americas
Gender boundaries
Boundaries, encounters, and frontiers in North America and Southern Africa
Boundaries and frontiers in the Russian Empire
Primary source: The furry world that trade (and the beaver) created
The "abode of Islam": Boundaries, encounters, and frontiers in the Islamic world
Boundaries and frontiers of the Chinese Empire
Frontiers of resistance in the Atlantic world
Summary
Suggested readings
Online resources
Study questions
Summary: Reweaving the threads of culture
Transforming lives (1500-1900)
Introduction
Crucibles of change: Material worlds and social lives
Introduction to the theme of material worlds
Landscapes of cultural identity
Landscapes of conquest and change
Expanding urban landscapes in Africa
Islamic landscapes: Technology and architecture
Urban landscapes in East Asia
Changing world landscapes: Trade, technology, and material transformations
Commodities and cultures: Europe and the world
Technology, textiles, and trade in Asia
Social landscapes: Transformations in community and cultural life
The changing landscape of the human body
Primary source: The daily lives of travelers and merchants
Altering the human body: Changing diets
Summary
Suggested readings
Online resources
Study questions
The nation-state, nationalism, and revolution
Introduction to the theme of the nation-state, nationalism, and revolution
The English Revolution and the nation-state
Revolutions in the Atlantic world
Primary source: Declaration of the Rights of Woman
National revolutions in South America
The construction of national identities in Europe
The construction of American national identity
Culture and national identities
The evolution of European nation-states
Summary
Suggested readings
Online resources
Study questions
The Industrial Revolution and its global consequences
Introduction to the theme of technological change
Technology and environment in the Industrial Revolution
New technologies and the Industrial Revolution
Primary source: Textile workers in Wilson's Mill, Nottingham
The global spread of the Industrial Revolution
The global industrial system
Global urban growth
Summary
Note
Suggested readings
Online resources
Study questions
Summary: Persistence of traditions encountering change
Forging a global community (1800-present)
Introduction
Tentacles of empire: The new imperialism and new nationalisms, 1800-1914
Introduction to the theme of the new imperialism and new nationalisms
The technologies of imperialism
The ideologies of imperialism
Primary source: Kaiser Wilhehnon Germany's "place in the sun"
The new imperialism in Africa
The British Raj and the growth of Indian nationalism
Imperialism and colonialism in Southeast Asia
Imperialism and nationalism in East Asia
Imperialism in the Pacific
Settler societies and new nations: Canada, Australia, and New Zealand
New nations and new colonialism in Latin America
The United States and the rise of the American Empire
Summary
Suggested readings
Online resources
Study questions
Global order and disorder: War and peace, 1900-50
Introduction to the theme of war and peace
European nationalisms and global war
World War I and the Russian Revolution
The Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey
The global economy and the Great Depression
Social democracy in interwar Britain, France, and the United States
Fascism in Europe
Fascism in Asia
Nationalism and war in China
From regional conflicts to global war
War and society
Primary source: Korean "comfort women"
The Cold War
Summary
Suggested readings
Online resources
Study questions
Resistance and revolution in the long twentieth century
Introduction to the theme of resistance and revolution
Marxism and models for revolutionary change
Nationalism and resistance: Indian independence
Nationalism, decolonization, and independence in Southeast Asia
Nationalism, decolonization, and independence in Africa
Resistance and revolution in Latin America
Decolonization and Arab nationalism
Primary source: Anwar al-Sadat on African and Asian solidarity against colonialism
Resistance and revolution in East Asia
Resistance movements in Europe and the United States
Summary
Suggested readings
Online resources
Study questions
The new globalization: Technology and the environment
Introduction to the theme of technology and environment
Industrial capitalism, transportation, and production
Global transformations
The landscapes of imperialism
Resistance and organized labor
Technology, war, and the environment
Economic globalization
Ecology, technology, and global warming
Primary source: Fossil fuels
Seeking environmental and social justice
Summary
Note
Suggested readings
Online resources
Study questions
Globalization, world history, and human identity
Introduction to the theme of globalization, world history, and human identity
National identities and global community
Globalization and inequality
Migration and diasporas
Demography and urbanization
Globalization and changing families
Gender and identity
Race, ethnicity, and identity
Religion and identity
Human rights, genocide, and justice
Primary source: Technology and human survival: The atomic bomb
Summary
Suggested readings
Online resources
Study questions
Summary: Human agency and the power of the past
Glossary
Index
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