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World Civilizations: The Global Experience, Combined Volume by Peter N. Stearns

Designed for introductory-level survey courses in World History.

The primary goal of World Civilizations is to present a truly global history-from the development of agriculture and herding to the present. Using a unique periodization, this book divides the main periods of human history according to changes in the nature and extent of global contacts.

This global world history text emphasizes the major stages in the interactions among different peoples and societies, while at the same time assessing the development of major societies. Encompassing social and cultural as well as political and economic history, the book examines key civilizations in world history. World Civilizations balances this discussion of independent developments in the world's major civilizations with comparative analysis of the results of global contact.

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About Peter N. Stearns

Peter N. Stearns

Peter N. Stearns is provost and professor of history

at George Mason University. He received his Ph.D.

from Harvard University. Before moving to George

Mason University, he taught at Rutgers University,

the University of Chicago, and Carnegie Mellon,

where he won the Robert Doherty Educational

Leadership Award and the Elliott Dunlap Smith Teaching Award. He has

taught world history for more than 15 years. He currently serves as chair

of the Advanced Placement World History Committee and also founded

and is the editor of the Journal of Social History. In addition to textbooks

and readers, he has written studies of gender and consumerism in a world

history context. Other books address modern social and cultural history

and include studies on gender, old age, work, dieting, and emotion. His

most recent book in this area is American Fear: Causes and Consequences

of High Anxiety.

Michael Adas

Michael Adas is the Abraham Voorhees Professor of

History and a board of governor's chair at Rutgers

University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Over the

past couple of decades his teaching has focused on

patterns and processes of global and comparative

history. His courses on race and empire in the early

modern and industrial eras and on world history in the 20th century have

earned him a number of teaching prizes. In addition to texts on world

history, Adas has written mainly on the comparative history of colonialism

and its impact on the peoples and societies of Asia and Africa. His

books include Machines as the Measure of Men: Science, Technology, and

Ideologies of Western Dominance, which won the Dexter Prize, and the recently

published Dominance by Design: Technological Imperatives and

America's Civilizing Mission. He is currently writing a global history of the

First World War.

Stuart B. Schwartz

Stuart B. Schwartz was born and educated in Springfield,

Massachusetts, and then attended Middlebury

College and the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico.

He has an M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University

in Latin American history. He taught for many

years at the University of Minnesota and joined the

faculty at Yale University in 1996. He has also taught in Brazil, Puerto

Rico, Spain, France, and Portugal. He is a specialist on the history of colonial

Latin America, especially Brazil, and is the author of numerous

books, notably Sugar Plantations in the Formation of Brazilian Society

(1985), which won the Bolton Prize for the best book in Latin American

History. He is also the author of Slaves, Peasants, and Rebels (1992), Early

Latin America(1983), and Victors and Vanquished (1999). He has held fellowships

from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Institute for Advanced

Study (Princeton). For his work on Brazil he was recently

decorated by the Brazilian government. He continues to read widely in

the history and anthropology of Latin America, Africa, and early modern


Marc Jason Gilbert

Marc Jason Gilbert is the holder of an NEHsupported

Chair in World History at Hawaii Pacific

University in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is a former University

System of Georgia Distinguished Professor of

Teaching and Learning. He received his Ph.D in history

in 1978 at UCLA, where he built his own program

in world history out of a mixture of more traditional fields. He is a

founding member of the World History Association and one of its initial

elected officers.More than a decade ago, he founded and served as executive

director of the Southeastern World History Association. He has codirected

two Summer Institutes for Teaching Advanced Placement World

History. He has attempted to bring a global dimension to the study of

south and southeast Asian history in numerous articles and books, such

as Why the North Won the Vietnam War.

Table of Contents

Maps xi

Preface xiii

Supplements xix

About the Authors xxi

Prologue xxiii




CHAPTER 1 The Neolithic Revolution and the Birth

of Civilization 10

Human Life in the Era of Hunters and Gatherers 11


Tales of the Hunt: Paleolithic Cave Paintings

as History 15

Agriculture and the Origins of Civilization: The Neolithic

Revolution 17

VISUALIZING THE PAST: Representations of Women

in Early Art 21

The First Towns: Seedbeds of Civilization 22

THINKING HISTORICALLY: The Idea of Civilization in World

Historical Perspective 24

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: The Neolithic Revolution

as the Basis for World History 26

Further Readings 26

On the Web 26

CHAPTER 2 The Rise of Civilization in the Middle

East and Africa 28

Early Civilization in Mesopotamia 28

Later Mesopotamian Civilization: A Series of Conquests 33

VISUALIZING THE PAST: Mesopotamia in Maps 34

DOCUMENT: Hammurabi's Law Code 35

Ancient Egypt 36

THINKING HISTORICALLY:Women in Patriarchal Societies 38

Egypt and Mesopotamia Compared 40

Civilization Centers in Africa and the Eastern

Mediterranean 41

The Issue of Heritage 44

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: The Early Civilizations

and the World 45

Further Readings 45

On the Web 46

CHAPTER 3 Asia's First Civilizations: India

and China 48

The Indus Valley and the Birth of South Asian

Civilization 50

Aryan Incursions and Early Aryan Society in India 53

DOCUMENT: Aryan Poetry in Praise of a War Horse 56

A Bend in the River and the Beginnings of China 56



The Decline of the Shang and the Era of Zhou

Dominance 60


and the Endurance of Asia's First Civilizations 62


of Civilizations 64

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: Contrasting Legacies: Harappan

and Early Chinese Civilizations 66

Further Readings 66

On the Web 66




CHAPTER 4 Unification and the Consolidation

of Civilization in China 80

Philosophical Remedies for the Prolonged Crisis of the

Later Zhou 81

DOCUMENT: Teachings of the Rival Chinese Schools 85

The Triumph of the Qin and Imperial Unity 85

The Han Dynasty and the Foundations of China's

Classical Age 89

THINKING HISTORICALLY: Xunzi and the Shift from Ritual

Combat to "Real"War 90

VISUALIZING THE PAST: Capital Designs and Patterns

of Political Power 96

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: Classical China and the World 100

Further Readings 100

On the Web 101

CHAPTER 5 Classical Civilizations in the Eastern

Mediterranean and Middle East 102

The Persian Empire: A New Perspective

in the Middle East 104

The Political Character of Classical Greece 106

The Hellenistic Period 110

VISUALIZING THE PAST: Political Rituals in Persia 113

Greek and Hellenistic Culture 113

THINKING HISTORICALLY: Defining Social History 114

Patterns of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Society 118

DOCUMENT: The Power of Greek Drama 119

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: Persia, Greece, and the World 121

Further Readings 122

On the Web 122

CHAPTER 6 Religious Rivalries and India's

Golden Age 124

The Age of Brahman Dominance 125

An Era of Widespread Social Change 127

THINKING HISTORICALLY: Inequality as a Social Norm 129

Religious Ferment and the Rise of Buddhism 132

The Rise and Decline of the Mauryas 134

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Brahmanical Recovery and the Splendors

of the Gupta Age 136

VISUALIZING THE PAST: The Pattern of Trade in the Ancient

Eurasian World 138

Intensifying Caste and Gender Inequities

and Gupta Decline 141

DOCUMENT: A Guardian's Farewell Speech to a Young

Woman About to Be Married 142

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: India and the Wider World 143

Further Readings 144

On the Web 144

CHAPTER 7 Rome and Its Empire 146

The Development of Rome's Republic 147

Roman Culture 151

DOCUMENT: Rome and a Values Crisis 153

How Rome Ruled Its Empire 153

VISUALIZING THE PAST: Religions in Rome 156

The Evolution of Rome's Economic

and Social Structure 156

THINKING HISTORICALLY: The Classical Civilizations

in Comparative Perspective 158

The Origins of Christianity 159

The Decline of Rome 161

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: Rome and the World 162

Further Readings 162

On the Web 163

CHAPTER 8 The Peoples and Civilizations

of the Americas 164

Origins of American Societies 166

Spread of Civilization in Mesoamerica 171

DOCUMENT: Deciphering the Maya Glyphs 175

THINKING HISTORICALLY: Different Times for Different

Peoples 176

The Peoples to the North 177

The Andean World 180

VISUALIZING THE PAST: Ancient Agriculture 183

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: American Civilizations

and the World 184

Further Readings 184

On the Web 185

CHAPTER 9 The Spread of Civilizations

and the Movement of Peoples 186

The Spread of Civilization in Africa 188

DOCUMENT: Myths of Origin 194

THINKING HISTORICALLY: Language as a Historical

Source 198

Nomadic Societies and Indo-European Migrations 198

VISUALIZING THE PAST: Varieties of Human Adaptation

and the Potential for Civilization 204

The Spread of Chinese Civilization to Japan 204

Political and Social Change 208

The Scattered Societies of Polynesia 209

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: The Emerging Cultures 214

Further Readings 214

On the Web 215

CHAPTER 10 The End of the Classical Era:World

History in Transition, 200-700 C.E. 216

Upheavals in Eastern and Southern Asia 217

DOCUMENT: The Popularization of Buddhism 219

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire 221


and Fall 225

The Development and Spread of World Religions 226

VISUALIZING THE PAST: Religious Geography 229

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: The Late Classical Period

and the World 230

Further Readings 230

On the Web 231




CHAPTER 11 The First Global Civilization:

The Rise and Spread of Islam 244

Desert and Town: The Pre-Islamic Arabian World 245

The Life of Muhammad and the Genesis of Islam 250

The Arab Empire of the Umayyads 253

THINKING HISTORICALLY: Civilization and Gender

Relationships 260

From Arab to Islamic Empire: The Early Abbasid Era 262

VISUALIZING THE PAST: The Mosque as a Symbol of Islamic

Civilization 264

DOCUMENT: The Thousand and One Nights as a Mirror

of Elite Society in the Abbasid Era 266

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: Early Islam and the World 267

Further Readings 268

On the Web 268

CHAPTER 12 Abbasid Decline and the Spread

of Islamic Civilization to South and Southeast

Asia 270

The Islamic Heartlands in the Middle

and Late Abbasid Eras 271

DOCUMENT: Ibn Khaldun on the Rise and Decline

of Empires 276

An Age of Learning and Artistic Refinements 276

The Coming of Islam to South Asia 280

VISUALIZING THE PAST: The Patterns of Islam's

Global Expansions 281

THINKING HISTORICALLY: Conversion and Accommodation

in the Spread of World Religions 286

The Spread of Islam to Southeast Asia 288

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: Islam: A Bridge Between

Worlds 290

Further Readings 290

On the Web 290

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CHAPTER 13 African Civilizations and the Spread

of Islam 292

African Societies: Diversity and Similarities 293

Kingdoms of the Grasslands 297

DOCUMENT: The Great Oral Tradition and the Epic

of Sundiata 300

VISUALIZING THE PAST: The Architecture of Faith 303

The Swahili Coast of East Africa 303

Peoples of the Forest and Plains 305

THINKING HISTORICALLY: Two Transitions in the History

of World Population 306

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: Internal Development

and Global Contacts 310

Further Readings 310

On the Web 311

CHAPTER 14 Civilization in Eastern Europe:

Byzantium and Orthodox Europe 312

Civilization in Eastern Europe 312

The Byzantine Empire 314


in Byzantium 317

The Split Between Eastern and Western Christianity 318

THINKING HISTORICALLY: Eastern and Western Europe:

The Problem of Boundaries 321

The Spread of Civilization in Eastern Europe 321

The Emergence of Kievan Rus' 323

DOCUMENT: Russia Turns to Christianity 324

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: Eastern Europe and the World 326

Further Readings 326

On the Web 326

CHAPTER 15 A New Civilization Emerges in Western

Europe 328

Stages of Postclassical Development 329


DOCUMENT: European Travel: A Monk Visits Jerusalem 337

THINKING HISTORICALLY:Western Civilization 339

Western Culture in the Postclassical Era 340

Changing Economic and Social Forms in the Postclassical

Centuries 342

The Decline of the Medieval Synthesis 346


and the World 348

Further Readings 349

On the Web 349

CHAPTER 16 The Americas on the Eve of Invasion 350

Postclassic Mesoamerica, 1000-1500 C.E. 351

Aztec Society in Transition 357

DOCUMENT: Aztec Women and Men 359

Twantinsuyu:World of the Incas 360

VISUALIZING THE PAST: Archeological Evidence of Political

Practices 362

THINKING HISTORICALLY: The "Troubling" Civilizations

of the Americas 364

The Other Peoples of the Americas 367

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: The Americas and the World 370

Further Readings 370

On the Web 370

CHAPTER 17 Reunification and Renaissance

in Chinese Civilization: The Era of the Tang

and Song Dynasties 372

Rebuilding the Imperial Edifice in the Sui-Tang Era 373

DOCUMENT: Ties That Bind: Paths to Power 378

Tang Decline and the Rise of the Song 380

Tang and Song Prosperity: The Basis of a Golden Age 384

VISUALIZING THE PAST: Footbinding as a Marker of Male

Dominance 388


and Social Values 390

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: China's World Role 392

Further Readings 392

On the Web 393

CHAPTER 18 The Spread of Chinese Civilization:

Japan, Korea, and Vietnam 394

Japan: The Imperial Age 395

The Era of Warrior Dominance 400

THINKING HISTORICALLY: Comparing Feudalisms 402

Korea: Between China and Japan 406

Between China and Southeast Asia: The Making

of Vietnam 409

VISUALIZING THE PAST:What Their Portraits Tell Us:

Gatekeeper Elites and the Persistence of Civilizations 412

DOCUMENT: Literature as a Mirror of the Exchanges

Between Civilized Centers 415

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: In the Orbit of China: The East

Asian Corner of the Global System 415

Further Readings 416

On the Web 416

CHAPTER 19 The Last Great Nomadic Challenges:

From Chinggis Khan to Timur 418

The Transcontinental Empire of Chinggis Khan 420

DOCUMENT: A European Assessment of the Virtues

and Vices of the Mongols 424

The Mongol Drive to the West 426

VISUALIZING THE PAST: The Mongol Empire as a Bridge

Between Civilizations 429

The Mongol Interlude in Chinese History 430


of the Nomadic Warrior Culture 434

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: The Mongol Linkages 436

Further Readings 437

On the Web 437

CHAPTER 20 The World in 1450: Changing Balance

ofWorld Power 438

Key Changes in the Middle East 439

The Rise of the West 442

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VISUALIZING THE PAST: Population Trends 443

DOCUMENT: Bubonic Plague 444

Western Expansion: The Experimental Phase 447

Outside the World Network 448


of Ethnocentrism 450

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: 1450 and the World 451

Further Readings 451

On the Web 452




CHAPTER 21 The World Economy 466

The West's First Outreach:Maritime Power 466

THINKING HISTORICALLY: Causation and the West's

Expansion 471

Toward a World Economy 472

VISUALIZING THE PAST:West Indian Slaveholding 475

Colonial Expansion 477

DOCUMENT:Western Conquerors: Tactics and Motives 478


And the World 483

Further Readings 484

On the Web 484

CHAPTER 22 The Transformation of the West,

1450-1750 486

The First Big Changes: Culture and Commerce,

1450-1650 487

The Commercial Revolution 492

The Scientific Revolution: The Next Phase of Change 495


Political Change 497

THINKING HISTORICALLY: Elites and Masses 498

The West by 1750 500

DOCUMENT: Controversies About Women 501

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: Europe and the World 504

Further Readings 504

On the Web 505

CHAPTER 23 The Rise of Russia 506

Russia's Expansionist Politics Under the Tsars 506

THINKING HISTORICALLY: Multinational Empires 510

Russia's First Westernization, 1690-1790 511

DOCUMENT: The Nature of Westernization 513

Themes in Early Modern Russian History 516

VISUALIZING THE PAST: Oppressed Peasants 517

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: Russia and the World 519

Further Readings 519

On the Web 520

CHAPTER 24 Early Latin America 522

Spaniards and Portuguese: From Reconquest

to Conquest 524

DOCUMENT: A Vision from the Vanquished 529

The Destruction and Transformation

of Indigenous Societies 532

Colonial Economies and Governments 533

THINKING HISTORICALLY: An Atlantic History? 534

Brazil: The First Plantation Colony 537

Multiracial Societies 540

VISUALIZING THE PAST: Race or Culture? A Changing

Society 541

The 18th-Century Reforms 542

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: Latin American Civilization

and the World Context 547

Further Readings 547

On the Web 548

CHAPTER 25 Africa and the Africans in the Age

of the Atlantic Slave Trade 550

Africa and the Creation of an Atlantic System 551

The Atlantic Slave Trade 552

African Societies, Slavery, and the Slave Trade 557


Society 558

White Settlers and Africans in Southern Africa 563

The African Diaspora 566

DOCUMENT: An African's Description of the Middle

Passage 567

VISUALIZING THE PAST: The Cloth of Kings in an Atlantic

Perspective 569

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: Africa and the African Diaspora

in World Context 571

Further Readings 571

On the Web 572

CHAPTER 26 The Muslim Empires 574

The Ottomans: From Frontier Warriors

to Empire Builders 575

DOCUMENT: An Islamic Traveler Laments the Muslims'

Indifference to Europe 583

The Shi'a Challenge of the Safavids 583


and the Shifting Balance of Global Power 586

The Mughals and the Apex of Muslim Civilization

in India 590

VISUALIZING THE PAST: Art as A Window into the Past:

Paintings and History in Mughal India 594


and the Restoration of the Islamic Bridge

Between Civilizations 597

Further Readings 598

On the Web 599

CHAPTER 27 Asian Transitions in an Age

of Global Change 600

The Asian Trading World and the Coming

of the Europeans 602

Ming China: A Global Mission Refused 609

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DOCUMENT: Exam Questions as a Mirror

of Chinese Values 611

VISUALIZING THE PAST: The Great Ships of the Ming

Expeditions that Crossed the Indian Ocean 615

THINKING HISTORICALLY: Means and Motives for Overseas

Expansion: Europe and China Compared 616

Fending Off the West: Japan's Reunification

and the First Challenge 617


Protoglobalization 621

Further Readings 621

On the Web 622



CHAPTER 28 The Emergence of Industrial Society

in the West, 1750-1914 636

The Age of Revolution 637

VISUALIZING THE PAST: The French Revolution

in Cartoons 640

The Consolidation of the Industrial Order, 1850-1914 644

DOCUMENT: Protesting the Industrial Revolution 646

Cultural Transformations 649

Western Settler Societies 652

THINKING HISTORICALLY: Two Revolutions: Industrial

and Atlantic 653

Diplomatic Tensions and World War I 656


and the World 657

Further Readings 658

On the Web 658

CHAPTER 29 Industrialization and Imperialism:

The Making of the European Global Order 660

The Shift to Land Empires in Asia 662

THINKING HISTORICALLY:Western Education and the Rise

of an African and Asian Middle Class 668

Industrial Rivalries and the Partition of the World,

1870-1914 670

Patterns of Dominance: Continuity and Change 673

DOCUMENT: Contrary Images: The Colonizer Versus

the Colonized on the "Civilizing Mission" 674

VISUALIZING THE PAST: Capitalism and Colonialism 677

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: A European-Dominated Early

Phase of Globalization 682

Further Readings 682

On the Web 683

CHAPTER 30 The Consolidation of Latin America,

1830-1920 684

From Colonies to Nations 685

New Nations Confront Old and New Problems 689

Latin American Economies and World Markets,

1820-1870 692

DOCUMENT: Confronting the Hispanic Heritage:

From Independence to Consolidation 698

Societies in Search of Themselves 701


Underdevelopment 704

VISUALIZING THE PAST: Images of the Spanish-American

War 706

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: New Latin American Nations

and the World 708

Further Readings 710

On the Web 710

CHAPTER 31 Civilizations in Crisis: The Ottoman

Empire, the Islamic Heartlands, and Qing China 712

From Empire to Nation: Ottoman Retreat and the Birth

of Turkey 713

Western Intrusions and the Crisis in the Arab Islamic

Heartlands 717


and the Decline of Civilizations 718

The Last Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the Qing Empire

in China 723

VISUALIZING THE PAST: Mapping the Decline

of Civilizations 724

DOCUMENT: Transforming Imperial China

into a Nation 732

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: Muslim and Chinese Decline

and a Shifting Global Balance 733

Further Readings 734

On the Web 734

CHAPTER 32 Russia and Japan: Industrialization

Outside the West 736

Russia's Reforms and Industrial Advance 737

DOCUMENT: Conditions for Factory Workers in Russia's

Industrialization 742

Protest and Revolution in Russia 743

Japan: Transformation Without Revolution 746

THINKING HISTORICALLY: The Separate Paths of Japan

and China 748

VISUALIZING THE PAST: Two Faces ofWestern Influence 751

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: Russia and Japan in the World 754

Further Readings 754

On the Web 755



1914-PRESENT 760

CHAPTER 33 Descent into the Abyss:World War I

and the Crisis of the European Global Order 770

The Coming of the Great War 772

A World at War 775

VISUALIZING THE PAST: Trench Warfare 776

Failed Peace and Global Turmoil 782

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The Nationalist Assault on the European

Colonial Order 783

DOCUMENT: Lessons for the Colonized from the Slaughter

in the Trenches 784

THINKING HISTORICALLY:Women in Asian and African

Nationalist Movements 792


Upheavals 795

Further Readings 795

On the Web 796

CHAPTER 34 The World between the Wars: Revolutions,

Depression, and Authoritarian Response 798

The Roaring Twenties 799

Revolution: The First Waves 804

THINKING HISTORICALLY: A Century of Revolutions 810

The Global Great Depression 817

The Authoritarian Response 820

VISUALIZING THE PAST: Guernica and the Images

of War 823

DOCUMENT: Socialist Realism 828

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: Economic Depression, Authoritarian

Response, and Democratic Retreat 830

Further Readings 831

On the Web 832

CHAPTER 35 A Second Global Conflict and the End

of the European World Order 834

Old and New Causes of a Second World War 835


Devastation 837

Unchecked Aggression and the Coming of War in Europe

and the Pacific 838

The Conduct of a Second Global War 840

DOCUMENT: Japan's Defeat in a Global War 847

War's End and the Emergence of the Superpower

Standoff 848

Nationalism and Decolonization in South and Southeast

Asia and Africa 849

VISUALIZING THE PAST: National Leaders for a New Global

Order 852

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: Persisting Trends in a World

Transformed by War 857

Further Readings 857

On the Web 858

CHAPTER 36 Western Society and Eastern Europe

in the Decades of the Cold War 860

After World War II: A New International Setting

for the West 860

The Resurgence of Western Europe 864

THINKING HISTORICALLY: The United States and Western

Europe: Convergence and Complexity 868

Cold War Allies: The United States, Canada, Australia,

and New Zealand 870

Culture and Society in the West 872

VISUALIZING THE PAST:Women at Work in France

and the United States 874

Eastern Europe After World War II: A Soviet Empire 878

Soviet Culture: Promoting New Beliefs and Institutions 881

DOCUMENT: A Cold War Speech 886

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: The Cold War and the World 887

Further Readings 887

On the Web 888

CHAPTER 37 Latin America: Revolution and Reaction

into the 21st Century 890

Latin America After World War II 892

Radical Options in the 1950s 894

VISUALIZING THE PAST: Murals and Posters: Art

and Revolution 895

DOCUMENT: The People Speak 898

The Search for Reform and the Military Option 898


in the 20th Century 902

Societies in Search of Change 905

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: Struggling Toward the Future

in a Global Economy 909

Further Readings 910

On the Web 910

CHAPTER 38 Africa, the Middle East, and Asia

in the Era of Independence 912

The Challenges of Independence 913

DOCUMENT: Cultural Creativity in the Emerging Nations:

Some Literary Samples 921

THINKING HISTORICALLY: Artificial Nations and the Rising

Tide of Communal Strife 922

Post-Colonial Options for Achieving Economic Growth

and Social Justice 924

Delayed Revolutions: Religious Revivalism and Liberation

Movements in Settler Societies 930

VISUALIZING THE PAST: Globalization and Postcolonial

Societies 935

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: Postcolonial Nations in the Cold

War World Order 935

Further Readings 936

On the Web 936

CHAPTER 39 Rebirth and Revolution: Nation-Building

in East Asia and the Pacific Rim 938

East Asia in the Postwar Settlements 939

The Pacific Rim:More Japans? 946

VISUALIZING THE PAST: Pacific Rim Growth 948


as a U.S. Policy Issue 950

Mao's China: Vanguard of World Revolution? 951

DOCUMENT:Women in the Revolutionary Struggles

for Social Justice 956

Colonialism and Revolution in Vietnam 958

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: East Asia and the Pacific Rim

in the Contemporary World 963

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Further Readings 964

On the Web 964

CHAPTER 40 Power, Politics, and Conflict in World

History, 1990-2010 966

The End of the Cold War 967

VISUALIZING THE PAST: Symbolism in the Breakdown

of the Soviet Bloc 974

The Spread of Democracy 975

DOCUMENT: Democratic Protest and Repression

in China 976

The Great Powers and New Disputes 977

The United States as Sole Superpower 980

THINKING HISTORICALLY: Terrorism, Then and Now 982

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: New Global Standards,

New Divisions 984

Further Readings 984

On the Web 986

CHAPTER 41 Globalization and Resistance 988

Globalization: Causes and Processes 989

DOCUMENT: Protests Against Globalization 996

Resistance and Alternatives 998


Change? 999

The Global Environment 1000

VISUALIZING THE PAST: Two Faces of Globalization 1003

Toward the Future 1005

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: Civilizations and Global Forces 1006

Further Readings 1006

On the Web 1007

Glossary G-1

Credits C-1

Index I-1

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