Essays on Twentieth-Century History
Michael Adas, American Historical Association
Temple University Press, May 28, 2010 - History - 344 pages
In the sub-field of world history, there has been a surprising paucity of thinking and writing about how to approach and conceptualize the long twentieth century from the 1870s through the early 2000s. The historiographic essays collected in Essays on Twentieth Century History will go a long way to filling that lacuna.
Each contribution covers a key theme and one or more critical sub-fields in twentieth century global history. Chapters address migration patterns, the impact of world wars, transformations in gender and urbanization, as well as environmental transitions. All are written by leading historians in each of the sub-fields represented, and each is intended to provide an introduction to the literature, key themes, and debates that have proliferated around the more recent historical experience of humanity.
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In Search of an Urban Paradigm for an Urban World
3 Women in the Twentieth Century World
4 The Gendering of Human Rights in the International Systems of Law in the Twentieth Century
5 The Impact of the Two World Wars in a Century of Violence
6 Locating the United States in TwentiethCentury World History
Toward a Transregional Perspective
8 A Century of Environmental Transitions
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