Author: James H. Overfield, Genre: History, Total Page: 488, Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company, ISBN: IND:30000087800136

With sources from around the globe, this ... reader offers ... balanced coverage of the events and developments that shaped the twentieth century. Special attention is devoted to women's activism, including their statements against Chinese footbinding; unfair educational and work opportunities in Egypt; the Indian dowry system; and abortion restrictions under Stalin. Treaties, laws, speeches, literature, political tracts, letters ... and more make for [a] diverse ... pool of primary sources.-Back cover.

Author: James H. Overfield, Genre: Education, Total Page: 480, Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company, ISBN: 1111835381

Provides interesting and insightful primary sources designed to supplement your modern world history course. A combination of textual and visual sources from around the world brings global events to life, equipping you with the information needed to understand and appreciate political and social climates, past and present. --Back cover.

Author: Pamela Crossley, Genre: History, Total Page: 544, Publisher: Cengage Learning, ISBN: 1111835373

GLOBAL SOCIETY: THE WORLD SINCE 1900 is a globally-oriented narrative in its chronology, geographical integration, and thematic priorities. By focusing on the themes of technology and environment, the Third Edition keeps itself grounded in the material forces affecting global life and includes dynamic pedagogical tools such as maps, tech boxes, and illustrations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Author: Ting-Xing Ye, Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction, Total Page: 304, Publisher: Doubleday Canada, ISBN: 9780385673860

A powerful and passionate memoir for young readers, Ting-xing Ye tells, through the eyes of a child, the moving story of growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution. When Ting-xing Ye was born her aunt declared, “Ah Si shi ge lao lu ming” – Number Four will have a difficult life – for the signs were unlucky. Events soon bore out this cruel prediction. Here is the true story of fourteen-year-old Ting-xing’s tumultuous life turned upside down by China’s Cultural Revolution. After the death of both her parents, Ting-xing and her four siblings endure the brutality of Red Guard attacks on their schools and even their house as they struggle against poverty and hunger. At sixteen, Ting-xing herself is exiled to a prison farm far from home. Full of personal and historical detail about this dramatic period in Chinese history, My Name is Number 4 has at its centre the feisty and courageous Ting-xing, fighting to survive as a young woman caught up in events beyond her control.

Author: David Edgerton, Genre: History, Total Page: 290, Publisher: Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780199832613

Offers a global account of the place of technology in twentieth century history.

Author: Alfred J. Andrea, Genre: History, Total Page: 450, Publisher: Houghton Mifflin School, ISBN: NWU:35556038934576

Author: Michael J. Green, Genre: Political Science, Total Page: 140, Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield, ISBN: 9781442279728

In this volume, a distinguished group of scholars examine the national experiences of six major twentieth-century powers-- the United States, Japan, Turkey, China, India and Germany—to discern the centuries’ legacies for today and the lessons for tomorrow. They explore core themes including anticolonialism, democracy, socialism, nationalism, industrialization, nuclear weapons, and globalization and provide their own personal interpretations of the century, as well as their respective nation’s experiences and historical memory of the era. Together, they provide a broad historical context of the forces that shaped the twentieth century that will be of interest to scholars and students of history as well as policymakers.

Author: Edward Ross Dickinson, Genre: History, Total Page: 386, Publisher: Univ of California Press, ISBN: 9780520285545

The biological transformation of modern times -- The foundations of the modern global economy -- Reorganizing the global economy -- Localization and globalization -- The great explosion -- New world (dis)order -- High modernity -- Revolt and refusal -- Transformative modernity -- Democracy and capitalism triumphant

Author: Alfred J. Andrea, Genre: History, Total Page: 464, Publisher: Cengage Learning, ISBN: 9781133420033

THE HUMAN RECORD is the leading primary source reader for the World History course, providing balanced coverage of the global past. Each volume contains a blend of visual and textual sources which are often paired or grouped together for comparison. A prologue entitled Primary Sources and How to Read Them appears in each volume and serves as a valuable pedagogical tool. Approximately one-third of the sources in the Seventh Edition are new, and these documents continue to reflect the myriad experiences of the peoples of the world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Author: Akinobu Kuroda, Genre: Business & Economics, Total Page: 214, Publisher: Routledge, ISBN: 9781000054576

Looking from the 11th century to the 20th century, Kuroda explores how money was used and how currencies evolved in transactions within local communities and in broader trade networks. The discussion covers Asia, Europe and Africa and highlights an impressive global interconnectedness in the pre-modern era as well as the modern age. Drawing on a remarkable range of primary and secondary sources, Kuroda reveals that cash transactions were not confined to dealings between people occupying different roles in the division of labour (for example shopkeepers and farmers), rather that peasants were in fact great users of cash, even in transactions between themselves. The book presents a new categorization framework for aligning exchange transactions with money usage choices. This fascinating monograph will be of great interest to advanced students and researchers of economic history, financial history, global history and monetary studies.