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The 20th Century: A Retrospective

1st Edition

By Choi Chatterjee, Jeffrey Gould, Phyllis Martin, James Riley


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Three grand themes characterized the twentieth century: crises on a scale that outstripped any in human history; revolutionary ideology and action that brought social and political transformations on a global scale; and new technologies breathtaking in their pace and innovation. It was a century of triumphant creativity and achievement, yet it witn

Table of Contents

Introduction -- The Early Century -- The Paradoxes of Modernization -- Imperialism and Colonial Rule -- Materialism and the Crisis of Capitalism -- Revolutions Before Bolshevism -- Bolshevism Reshapes Revolution -- Fascism and the Holocaust -- The Later Century -- Independence -- Peasants and Peasant Revolts -- 1968 and New Radical Visions -- Islamic Fundamentalism in Critical Perspective -- Century-Long Themes -- Feminism in the Modern World -- War and Peace -- Science -- Population Growth -- Nations at Risk -- Conclusion

About the Authors

Choi Chatterjeeis associate professor of history at California State Univesrity, Los Angeles, and is a specialist in Russian and European History. Jeffrey L. Gould is professor of history and director of Latin American Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. Phyllis Martin is Ruth N. Halls professor of History at Indiana University, Bloomington. James C. Riley is professor of history at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General