Human Journey A Concise Introduction to World History - 1450 to the Present

ISBN-10: 1442213884

ISBN-13: 9781442213883

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Authors: Kevin Reilly

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List price: $32.95
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/8/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Empires and Encounters in the Early Modern Era: 1450-1750
Common Patterns across the World
Patterns of Expansion
Premodern Connections
Early Modern Empires
Gunpowder Revolution
Patterns of Internal Change
Population Growth
Market-Based Economies
Religious and Intellectual Ferment
Islamic Expansion: Second Wave
The Ottoman Empire
Ottomans and the Arabs
Ottomans and the Persians
Ottomans and the West
The Mughal Empire
Muslims and Hindus
An Expanding Economy
The Songhay Empire
Religious Vitality and Political Decline
An Islamic World
Decline of Islamic Empires
China Outward Bound
China and the World
The Tribute System
New Forms of Chinese Expansion
A Maritime Empire Refused: The Ming Dynasty Voyages
A Road Not Taken
Comparing Chinese and European Voyages
Power and Religion
Differing Motives
Differing Legacies
China's Inner Asian Empire
Manchus Move West
Empires of Many Nations
Consequences of Empire
China and Taiwan
The Making of a Russian Empire
Mother Russia
"Soft Gold": An Empire of Furs
Siberia and Beyond
The Impact of Empire
Russia and Europe
Looking Westward
Peter the Great
The Cost of Reform
Russia and the World
Parallel Worlds
The World of Inner Africa
The Amerindian World
The World of Oceania
Conclusion: Durability of Empire
The Roots of Globalization: 1450-1750
The European Explosion
Europe Outward Bound
A Changing Europe
The European Renaissance
The Reformation
The Scientific Revolution
The Making of an Atlantic World
American Differences
Disease and Disaster
Plants and Animals
Colonial Societies in the Americas
Settler Colonies
"Mixed-Race Colonies"
Plantation Colonies
North American Differences
The Impact of Empire
Africa and the Atlantic World
Origins of the Atlantic Slave Trade
African Slavery
The Slave Trade in Operation
Counting the Cost
Lost People
Political Variations
Economic Impact
The African Diaspora
The Slave Trade and Racism
Europe and Asia
Commerce and Coercion
Portuguese in the Indian Ocean
Limitations of Empire
The Economic Impact
The Silver Trade
American Crops in Asia
Missionaries in East Asia
Jesuits in China
Japan and European Missionaries
Europeans in Oceania
The Fruits of Empire
A World Economy
Eastern Europe in the World Economy
Spain and Portugal in the World Economy
Northwestern Europe in the World Economy
Changing Diets
Population Growth
Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate
New Knowledge
The First World Wars
Conclusion: Empire and Globalization
Breaking Out and the First Modern Societies: 1750-1900
Why Europe? A Historian's Debate
Was Europe Unique?
A Favorable Environment?
The Advantage of Backwardness?
The Absence of Unity?
Science and Engineering?
Society and Religion?
Critics of Eurocentrism
"Surprising Similarities"
Competition from Afar
"The Decline of the East"
The Advantages of Empire
Gold and Silver
Markets and Profits
An Industrial Model
The Industrial Revolution
Toward Economic Modernity
Machines and Factories
New Wealth
Death Rates and Birthrates
Humanity and Nature
Class and Industrial Society
Aristocrats and Peasants
"Only a Weaver"
"Middling Classes"
Working Classes
Women, Factories, and the Home
New Views of the "Home"
Politics and War
The Political Revolution
Kings and Commoners
Making New Societies
The "Enlightenment"
Who Benefited?
The Revolution beyond America and France
Slave Rebellion and Independence Movements
Challenging Old Oppressions
Variations on a Theme
The British and French Paths
The German Path
The Path of the United States
The Russian Path
New Identities, New Conflicts
Utopian Socialism
Socialist Parties
Nationalism as a Modern Idea
The Origins of Nationalism
Creating Nations
The Power of the National Idea
Roots of Feminism
Feminist Beginnings
The Achievements of Feminism
Conclusion: Modernity as Revolution
The Great Disturbance by Global Empires: 1750-1940
Imperialism of the Industrial Age
Imperial Motives
The Tools of Empire
Confronting Imperialism
Mughual Decline
British Takeover
China and the West
Opium for Tea
The Opium Wars
The Taiping Rebellion
The Ottoman Empire
Patterns of Change in the Nineteenth Century
From the Slave Trade to Colonial Rule
Resistance and Cooperation
Russian and American Expansion
Australia and New Zealand
Global Imperial Economies
A Second Wave of Globalization
A Divided World
India and Imperial Globalization
Famine and Free Markets
The Economics of Empire
Africa and Imperial Globalization
Forced Labor
Cash Crops
The Loss of Land
Mining and Migration
Global Migration
Global Imperial Society and Culture
Population Patterns
Slavery and Race
An End to Slavery
The Growth of "Scientific Racism"
Race and Colonial Life
Western-Educated Elites
New Identities
Colonized Women
European Reforms
Coping with Colonial Economies
Education and Opportunity
Missionaries and Conversion
Changing Defensively
Trying to Catch Up
Ottoman Modernization
Comparing China and Japan
Chinese Self-Strengthening
Japan's "Revolution from Above"
Perspectives on the Nineteenth Century
Progress or Exploitation?
Celebrating Western Achievement
Alternative European Voices
Critics from the Colonies
Actors and Re-actors
Change and Persistence
Religious Revival and Consolidation
Powers and Privileges
Conclusion: Toward the Twentieth Century
The Modern World and Global Realignments: The Past Century
The European Crisis: 1914-1945
World War I
The Roots of War
The Costs of War
A Global Conflict
Capitalism in Crisis
Racism and the Holocaust
Another World War
World War II
A World Reshaped
Revolution and Communism
The Birth of Communism
Eastern Europe
Making Communist Societies
Rural Communism
Communist Industrialization
Confronting Privilege and Inequality in China
Totalitarianism and Terror
The Communist World and the "Free World"
The United States as a Global Power
An American Century?
Containing Communism
An Empire of Culture
Resisting the American Empire
Achieving Independence
The End of Empire
Afro-Asian Struggles
The Foundations of Anticolonialism
Independence Achieved
Variations on a Theme
New Nations on the Global Stage
The Rise of the Third World
The "Third World" as an Idea
A New International Economic Order?
Resistance by the Rich
The Debt Problem
The Assertion of Islam
The Revival of the Middle East
The Roots of Islamic Renewal
Islamic Renewal in Practice: The Case of Iran
Islamic Assertion on a Global Stage
Successes, Failures, and Fissures
The Collapse of Communism
Three Routes to the End of Communism
The Soviet Union
Eastern Europe
Explaining the Soviet Collapse
The Chinese Difference
The End of the Cold War
Conclusion: Something New; Something Old
Beneath the Surface of Globalization and Modernity: The Past Century
More of Us: Population Growth in the Past Century
A Demographic Transition
Variations and Redistributions
Enough to Eat?
To the Cities
On the Move
Young and Old
Debates and Controversies
Too Many People?
Controlling Population Growth
Economic Globalization
An Industrializing World
Soviet Industrialization
Industrialization in European Offshoots
Newly Industrialized Countries
From Divergence to Convergence
A Densely Connected World
A Deeply Divided World
Progress for the Poor
Failures and Instabilities
Internal Inequalities
Debating a Mixed Record
Alternative Globalizations
A Diminished World
Defining the Environmental Impact
Political Globalization
The National Idea: Triumphant and Challenged?
Anticolonial Nationalism
Nationalism and Communism
The Failure of Alternatives
Challenges to the National Idea: Globalization
Challenges to the National Idea: Ethnic Separatism
Challenges to the National Idea: World Government
The Democratic Idea: Challenged and Triumphant?
Modern Democracy
Gains and Setbacks
Democracy after World War II
Democracy in Decline
A Resurgence of Democracy?
Cultural Globalization
Popular Culture/Global Culture
Global Feminism
Communism and Women
Western Feminism
Women's Movements in the Third World
Feminism on a Global Scale
Conclusion: Coming Together and Growing Apart
About the Author
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