With crucial insights and indispensable information concerning modern-day political upheavals, Revolutions and Revolutionary Movements provides a representative cross section of the most significant revolutions of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This Fifth Edition is revised and updated with a new chapter on the Arab Revolution from its beginning in December 2010 to the present. In this widely used text, students can trace the historical development of eleven revolutions using a five-factor analytical framework. Author James DeFronzo clearly explains all relevant concepts and events, the roles of key leaders, and the interrelation of each revolutionary movement with international economic and political developments and conflicts, including World Wars I and II, the Cold War, and the War on Terror. Student resources include multiple orienting maps, summary and analysis sections, suggested readings, chronologies, and documentary resources.
List of Maps Preface Acronyms Introduction 1. Social Movements and Revolutions 2. The Russian Revolutions and Eastern Europe 3. Revolution In China 4. The Vietnamese Revolution 5. The Cuban Revolution 6. Revolution In Nicaragua 7. The Iranian Revolution and Islamic Fundamentalism 8. Islamic Revolutionary Movements 9. South Africa 10. Revolution Through Democracy 11. The Arab Revolution 12. Conclusions Sources for Documentary Films About the Author Index