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Decades in Global History

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This series takes a fresh view of decades in history, discussing each period from a truly global perspective and interrogating the traditional trope of a decade. In asking questions about what each decade actually represents throughout the wider world and exploring the transnational connections that shaped its course, this global approach allows the reader to see the great events of each decade as intricately bound into and moulded by international forces.

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The Global 1980s People, Power and Profit

The Global 1980s: People, Power and Profit

1st Edition

By Jonathan Davis
April 02, 2019

The Global 1980s takes an international perspective on the upheaval across the world during the long 1980s (1979–1991) with the end of the Cold War, a move towards a free-market economic system, and the increasing connectedness of the world. The 1980s was a decade of unimaginable change. At its ...

The Global 1970s Radicalism, Reform, and Crisis

The Global 1970s: Radicalism, Reform, and Crisis

1st Edition

By Duco Hellema
July 31, 2018

No other decade evokes such contradictory images as the 1970s: reform and emancipation on the one hand, crisis and malaise on the other. In The Global 1970s: Radicalism, Reform, and Crisis, Duco Hellema portrays the 1970s as a period of global transition. Across the world, the early and mid-1970s ...

The Global 1960s Convention, contest and counterculture

The Global 1960s: Convention, contest and counterculture

1st Edition

By Tamara Chaplin, Jadwiga E. Pieper Mooney
July 27, 2017

The Global 1960s presents compelling narratives from around the world in order to de-center the roles played by the United States and Europe in both scholarship on, and popular memories of, the sixties. Geographically and chronologically broad, this volume scrutinizes the concept of "the ...

The Global 1930s The international decade

The Global 1930s: The international decade

1st Edition

By Marc Matera, Susan Kingsley Kent
June 15, 2017

Decentering the traditional narrative of American breadlines, Soviet show trials and German fascists, The Global 1930s takes a truly international approach to exploring this turbulent decade. Though nationalism was prevalent throughout this period, Matera and Kent contend that the 1930s are better ...

The Global 1920s Politics, economics and society

The Global 1920s: Politics, economics and society

1st Edition

By Richard Carr, Bradley W. Hart
February 17, 2016

The 1920s is often recognised as a decade of fascism, flappers and film. Covering the political, economic and social developments of the 1920s throughout the world, The Global 1920s takes an international and cross-cultural perspective on the critical changes and conditions that prevailed from ...

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