This is the highly anticipated English edition of the spectacularly successful and critically acclaimed German book, which is also being translated into Chinese, Polish, Russian, and French.
Author: Jürgen Osterhammel
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Business & Economics
A panoramic global history of the nineteenth century A monumental history of the nineteenth century, The Transformation of the World offers a panoramic and multifaceted portrait of a world in transition. Jürgen Osterhammel, an eminent scholar who has been called the Braudel of the nineteenth century, moves beyond conventional Eurocentric and chronological accounts of the era, presenting instead a truly global history of breathtaking scope and towering erudition. He examines the powerful and complex forces that drove global change during the "long nineteenth century," taking readers from New York to New Delhi, from the Latin American revolutions to the Taiping Rebellion, from the perils and promise of Europe's transatlantic labor markets to the hardships endured by nomadic, tribal peoples across the planet. Osterhammel describes a world increasingly networked by the telegraph, the steamship, and the railways. He explores the changing relationship between human beings and nature, looks at the importance of cities, explains the role slavery and its abolition played in the emergence of new nations, challenges the widely held belief that the nineteenth century witnessed the triumph of the nation-state, and much more. This is the highly anticipated English edition of the spectacularly successful and critically acclaimed German book, which is also being translated into Chinese, Polish, Russian, and French. Indispensable for any historian, The Transformation of the World sheds important new light on this momentous epoch, showing how the nineteenth century paved the way for the global catastrophes of the twentieth century, yet how it also gave rise to pacifism, liberalism, the trade union, and a host of other crucial developments.
Authority in Nineteenth-Century America (New York: Cambridge University Press,
2009). For a transnational ... Blackwell, 2004); Jürgen Osterhammel, The Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century. Trans.
Author: David Prior
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
Category: Political Science
As one of the most complexly divisive periods in American history, Reconstruction has been the subject of a rich scholarship. Historians have studied the period’s racial views, political maneuverings, divisions between labor and capital, debates about woman suffrage, and of course its struggle between freed slaves and their former masters. Yet, on each of these fronts scholarship has attended overwhelmingly to the eastern United States, especially the South, thereby neglecting important transnational linkages. This volume, the first of its kind, will examine Reconstruction’s global connections and contexts in ways that, while honoring the field’s accomplishments, move it beyond its southern focus. The volume will bring together prominent and emerging scholars to showcase the deepening interplay between scholarships on Reconstruction and on America’s place in world history. Through these essays, Reconstruction in a Globalizing World will engage two dynamic fields of study to the benefit of them both. By demonstrating that the South and the eastern United States were connected to other parts of the globe in complex and important ways, the volume will challenge scholars of Reconstruction to look outwards. Likewise, examining these same connections will compel transnationally-minded scholars to reconsider Reconstruction as a pivotal era in the shaping of the United States’ relations with the rest of the world.
Author: Karen Gram-SkjoldagerPublish On: 2020-11-12
In International Summitry and Global Governance: The Rise of the G7 and the
European Council, 1974–1991, edited by E. Mourlon-Druol and F. Romero ...
Mundy, K. 'Educational Multilateralism in a Changing World Order: UNESCO and
the Limits of the Possible'. ... O'Malley, A. The Diplomacy of Decolonisation: America, Britain and the United Nations during the Congo Crisis 1960–1964. ...
Osterhammel, J. The Transformation of the World. A Global History of the Nineteenth Century.
Author: Karen Gram-Skjoldager
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
International Organizations play a pivotal role on the modern global stage and have done, this book argues, since the beginning of the 20th century. This volume offers the first historical exploration into the formative years of international public administrations, covering the birth of the League of Nations and the emergence of the second generation that still shape international politics today such as the UN, NATO and OECD. Centring on Europe, where the multilaterization of international relations played out more intensely in the mid-20th century than in other parts of the world, it demonstrates a broad range of historiographical and methodological approaches to institutions in international history. The book argues that after several 'turns' (cultural, linguistic, material, transnational), international history is now better equipped to restate its core questions of policy and power with a view to their institutional dimensions. Making use of new approaches in the field, this book develops an understanding of the specific powers and roles of IO-administrations by delving into their institutional make-up.
For overarching surveys of the persistence of the Atlantic World into the nineteenth century, especially as a zone of cultural ... World,” Atlantic Studies 1 (
April 2004): 1–27; Aaron Spencer Fogleman, “The Transformation of the Atlantic World, ... of some connections and the “closure” of others in Charles Bright and
Michael Geyer, “Where in the World Is America? The History of the United States
in the Global Age,” in Bender, ed., Rethinking American History in a Global Age,
Author: William A. Blair
Publisher: UNC Press Books
The Journal of the Civil War Era Volume 2, Number 2 June 2012 TABLE OF CONTENTS New Approaches to Internationalizing the History of the Civil War Era: A Special Issue Editor's Note William Blair Articles W. Caleb Mcdaniel & Bethany L. Johnson New Approaches to Internationalizing the History of the Civil War: An Introduction Gale L. Kenny Manliness and Manifest Racial Destiny: Jamaica and African American Emigration in the 1850s Edward B. Rugemer Slave Rebels and Abolitionists: The Black Atlantic and the Coming of the Civil War Peter Kolchin Comparative Perspectives on Emancipation in the U.S. South: Reconstruction, Radicalism, and Russia Susan-Mary Grant The Lost Boys: Citizen-Soldiers, Disabled Veterans, and Confederate Nationalism in the Age of People's War Book Reviews Books Received Professional Notes Mark W. Geiger "Follow the Money" Notes on Contributors The Journal of the Civil War Era takes advantage of the flowering of research on the many issues raised by the sectional crisis, war, Reconstruction, and memory of the conflict, while bringing fresh understanding to the struggles that defined the period, and by extension, the course of American history in the nineteenth century.
... the mid-nineteenth century until the First World War, the incorporation of new
regions into the global economy and the formation ... century they were well
integrated into the global economy, and in fact the main settler areas in North America, ...
Author: Ellen Hillbom
Category: Business & Economics
History teaches us that agricultural growth and development is necessary for achieving overall better living conditions in all societies. Although this process may seem homogenous when looked at from the outside, it is full of diversity within. This book captures this diversity by presenting eleven independent case studies ranging over time and space. By comparing outcomes, attempts are made to draw general conclusion and lessons about the agricultural transformation process.
World history and global history become servants to national and nationalistic
Chinese history. ... It is interesting to note that Europe and America in the nineteenth century were at the height of their demographic rise, which was
Author: Bruce Mazlish
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Category: Political Science
In Globalization and Transformation, Bruce Mazlish examines developments in contemporary warfare, economy, technology, and religion as fundamental factors in human experience that have accelerated global change in recent years. Continuing the analysis he began in Reflections on the Modern and the Global, Mazlish delves into human history, examining who we were so as to help us understand who we are today. Early in the volume, Mazlish highlights the British historian Geoffrey Barraclough, who foresaw the trajectory of world events that gave rise to the “New Global History.” He also examines humanity’s progress, reminding us of contemporary globalization’s precursors: the theories of Charles Darwin; the concept of the global and the local coupled with inquiry into the concept of parts and wholes; merchant empires, such as the English and Dutch East India companies that crisscrossed the ocean in pursuit of profits and power; anti-globalization; and the linkage of globalization to the very concept of humanity. Though globalization is a complex concept, and versatile in its applications, Mazlish focuses on its transformational characteristics, noting that globalization’s impact is not uniform across society’s culture, politics, or economics. Some parts of the world have yet to accept the challenge to their past traditions. These stimulating essays offer new insights into a major phenomenon of our time.
Author: Jonathan Daniel WellsPublish On: 2017-09-14
... A Global History (New York, 2014); Mark M. Smith, Mastered by the Clock:
Time, Slavery, and Freedom in the American South (Chapel Hill, NC, 1997);
Richard Follett, The Sugar Masters: Planters and Slaves in Louisiana's Cane World, ...
Author: Jonathan Daniel Wells
The Routledge History of Nineteenth-Century America provides an important overview of the main themes within the study of the long nineteenth century. The book explores major currents of research over the past few decades to give an up-to-date synthesis of nineteenth-century history. It shows how the century defined much of our modern world, focusing on themes including: immigration, slavery and racism, women's rights, literature and culture, and urbanization. This collection reflects the state of the field and will be essential reading for all those interested in the development of the modern United States.
A History in Documents from the War with Spain to the War on Terror Jeffrey A.
Engel, Mark Atwood Lawrence, Andrew Preston ... Still, a decisive breaking point
in the history of American interaction with the rest of the world occurred in the last
few decades of the nineteenth century. ... What accounts for this transformation in
the global role of the United States between the end of the Civil War in 1865 and
Author: Jeffrey A. Engel
Publisher: Princeton University Press
A one-of-a-kind anthology of primary texts in American foreign relations How should America wield its enormous power beyond its borders? Should it adhere to grand principles or act on narrow self-interest? Should it partner with other nations or avoid entangling alliances? Americans have been grappling with questions like these throughout the nation's history, and especially since the emergence of the United States as a major world power in the late nineteenth century. America in the World illuminates this history by capturing the diverse voices and viewpoints of some of the most colorful and eloquent people who participated in these momentous debates. Spanning the era from the Gilded Age to the Obama years, this unique reader collects more than two hundred documents—everything from presidential addresses and diplomatic cables to political cartoons and song lyrics. It encompasses various phases of American diplomatic history that are typically treated separately, such as the First World War, the Cold War, and 9/11. The book presents the perspectives of elite policymakers—presidents, secretaries of state, generals, and diplomats—alongside those of other kinds of Americans, such as newspaper columnists, clergymen, songwriters, poets, and novelists. It also features numerous documents from other countries, illustrating how foreigners viewed America’s role in the world. Ideal for classroom use, America in the World sheds light on the complex interplay of political, economic, ideological, and cultural factors underlying the exercise of American power on the global stage. Includes more than two hundred documents from the late nineteenth century to today Looks at everything from presidential addresses to political cartoons and song lyrics Presents diverse perspectives, from elite policymakers to clergymen and novelists Features documents from outside the United States, illustrating how people in other countries viewed America’s role in the world
The Global Transformation of Desire Peter N. Stearns ... from world trade,
including the slave trade, which had fed not only goods but money into Western
Europe and North America. Additional production supplied Western
consumerism by the nineteenth century: for example, production of Middle
Eastern (“oriental”) carpets ...
Author: Peter N. Stearns
This second edition of Consumerism in World History draws on recent research of the consumer experience in the West and Japan, while also examining societies less renowned for consumerism, such as those in Africa. By relating consumerism to other issues in world history, this book forces reassessment of our understanding of both consumerism and global history. Each chapter has been updated and new features now include: a chapter on Latin America Russian and Chinese developments since the 1990s the changes involved in trying to bolster consumerism as a response to recent international threats examples of consumerist syncretism, as in efforts to blend beauty contests with traditional culture in Kerala. With updated suggested reading, the second edition of Consumerism in World History is essential reading for all students of world history.
Indeed, schools became an important part of America's new competitive strategy
in a new global marketplace, ... The central work for understanding the transformation of childhood in the late nineteenth century and how children were
taken out ...
Author: Mark C Carnes
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Beginning with an analysis of cultural themes and ending with a discussion of evolving and expanding political and corporate institutions, The Columbia History of Post-World War II America addresses changes in America's response to the outside world; the merging of psychological states and social patterns in memorial culture, scandal culture, and consumer culture; the intersection of social practices and governmental policies; the effect of technological change on society and politics; and the intersection of changing belief systems and technological development, among other issues. Many had feared that Orwellian institutions would crush the individual in the postwar era, but a major theme of this book is the persistence of individuality and diversity. Trends toward institutional bigness and standardization have coexisted with and sometimes have given rise to a countervailing pattern of individualized expression and consumption. Today Americans are exposed to more kinds of images and music, choose from an infinite variety of products, and have a wide range of options in terms of social and sexual arrangements. In short, they enjoy more ways to express their individuality despite the ascendancy of immense global corporations, and this volume imaginatively explores every facet of this unique American experience.
transformation. of. 'labour-intensive. industrialization'. in. modern. Japan.
Masayuki. Tanimoto. This chapter explores labour-intensive ... Since the 1970s,
studies of the history of indigenous industries have revealed that Japan's modern
economic growth included the ... the notion of 'balanced growth' of modern and
traditional industries in Japan before the First World War (Nakamura 1971/1983).
... Hudson's 2004 paper extended this view to the latter half of the nineteenth century.
Author: Gareth Austin
Category: Business & Economics
The prevailing view of industrialization has focussed on technology, capital, entrepreneurship and the institutions that enabled them to be deployed. Labour was often equated with other factors of production, and assigned a relatively passive role. Yet it was labour absorption and the improvement of the quality of labour over the course of several centuries that underscored the timing, pace and quality of global industrialization. While science and technology developed in the West and whereas the use of fossil fuels, especially coal and oil, were vital to this process, the more recent history has been underpinned by the development of comparatively resource- and energy-saving technology, without which the diffusion of industrialization would not have been possible. The labour-intensive, resource-saving path, which emerged in East Asia under the influence of Western technology and institutions, and is diffusing across the world, suggests the most realistic route humans could take for a further diffusion of industrialization, which might respond to the rising expectations of living standards without catastrophic environmental degradation.
The world historical processes of accumulation, urbanization, and population
growth spiraled upwards over the centuries, culminating in a much transformed
ecological landscape by the beginning of the nineteenth century. ... a small
number of countries located in northwestern Europe, and joined in the twentieth
century by the United States of America. ... pace of landscape transformation that
had not been seen before in world history—a consequence of the rapid
trajectories of capital ...
Author: Sing C. Chew
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Deforestation, soil runoff, salination, pollution. While recurrent themes of the contemporary world, they are not new to us. In this broad sweeping review of the environmental impacts of human settlement and development worldwide over the past 5,000 years, Sing C. Chew shows that these processes are as old as civilization itself. With examples ranging from Ancient Mesopotamia to Malaya, Mycenaean Greece to Ming China, Chew shows that the processes of population growth, intensive resource accumulation, and urbanization in ancient and modern societies almost universally bring on ecological disaster, which often contributes to the decline and fall of that society. He then turns his eye to the development of the modern European world-system and its impact on the environment. Challenging us to change these long-term trends, Chew also traces the existence of environmental conservation ideas and movements over the span of 5,000 years. Can we do it? Look at Chew's evidence of the past five millennia and decide. Ideal for courses in environmental history, anthropology, and sociology, and world-systems theory.
"This book is a revisionist account of attempts to unify clock times, calendars, and social time, and a methodological intervention in discussions about writing global and transnational history.
Author: Vanessa Ogle
Publisher: Harvard University Press
"This book is a revisionist account of attempts to unify clock times, calendars, and social time, and a methodological intervention in discussions about writing global and transnational history. The book uses the reform of time between 1870 and 1950 as a lens through which to understand the dynamics of globalization. Based on research in archives around the world in multiple languages, individual chapters take the story of uniform time to France and Germany, Britain, the British Empire/German colonies/Latin America, British India, Arab elites in the Levant, Muslim scholars in Egypt, and to the League of Nations. The author shows how cross-border flows of ideas and concepts of uniform time resulted in a nationalization and regionalization of temporal identities. As a consequence, uniform, accurate clock time remained nonstandardized, unstable, and incomplete as late as the 1930s and 1940s. Calendar reform, just as vivid and vast a field of activism as clock time, never came to pass altogether due to strong national and religious objections to a uniform World Calendar. When ideas about uniform time moved across borders and continents, they often did so along lateral, informal trajectories of transmission. Local initiatives often preceded national time politics. Top-down attempts to devise time reform schemes at international conferences, to implement them nationally, and assure application in the most remote local contexts rarely succeeded. Rather, globalization disheveled such hierarchies of the international, the national, and the local. The book, then, emphasizes the importance of nationalism and states as well as attention to scale in writing the history of global flows and connections"--
The second change addressed the problem of when and how to discuss the history of preColumbian America. ... chapter dealing with the histories ofIndia,
Latin America, and Africa in the first half of the twentieth century from after World
War II, the old ... of the world subjected to European imperialism, but also as one
of transformation of daily lives ofpeople in both the ... in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and the advent ofmajor technological changes in the post- World War II era.
Author: Richard Bulliet
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Featuring a beautiful new design, THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES, Sixth Edition, presents world history in a balanced, global framework, shifting the focus away from political centers of power. This truly global text for the world history survey course employs fundamental themes of “environment and technology” and “diversity and dominance” to explore patterns of humans' interactions with their surroundings and with each other. The authors' approach reveals how humanity continues to shape and be shaped by the environment and how dominant structures and traditions are balanced and challenged by alternate beliefs. Special emphasis is given to technological development and how it underlies all human activity. Highly acclaimed in their fields of study, the authors bring a wide array of expertise to the program. A combination of strong scholarship and detailed pedagogy gives the book its reputation for rigor and student accessibility. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The second change addressed the problem of when and how to discuss the history of pre-Columbian America. ... of India, Latin America, and Africa in the first
half of the twentieth century from after World War II, the former Chapter 27, to a ...
of political change in parts of the world subjected to European imperialism, but
also as one of transformation of daily lives of ... in the eighteenth and nineteenth
centuries and the advent of major technological changes in the post-World War II
Author: Richard Bulliet
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Readable and concise, this Brief Edition of THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES: A GLOBAL HISTORY provides the essential narrative of world history in an abbreviated format. This global text employs the fundamental themes of “environment and technology” and “diversity and dominance” to explore patterns of humans” interactions with their surroundings and with each other. The authors” approach shifts the focus away from political centers and power, revealing how humanity continues to shape and be shaped by our environments, and how dominant structures and traditions are balanced and challenged by alternate beliefs. Special emphasis is given to technological development and how it underlies all human activity. Available in the following split options: THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES, Brief Sixth Edition (Chapters 1-30), ISBN: 978-1-285-44551-9; Volume I: To 1550 (Chapters 1-15), ISBN: 978-1-285-44552-6; Volume II: Since 1500 (Chapters 15-29), ISBN: 978-1-285-44553-3. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
New Directions in American Political History Meg Jacobs, William J. Novak,
Julian Zelizer ... THE. LEGAL. TRANSFORMATION. OF. CITIZENSHIP. IN. NINETEENTH-CENTURY. AMERICA. WILLIAM. J. NOVAK ... in a single
developmental story the early emergence of property and contract, nineteenth- century struggles over suffrage, and the rise of ... the language of citizenship
transfers smoothly to the discussion of transnational politics in an increasingly global, multicultural world.
Author: Meg Jacobs
Publisher: Princeton University Press
In a series of fascinating essays that explore topics in American politics from the nation's founding to the present day , The Democratic Experiment opens up exciting new avenues for historical research while offering bold claims about the tensions that have animated American public life. Revealing the fierce struggles that have taken place over the role of the federal government and the character of representative democracy, the authors trace the contested and dynamic evolution of the national polity. The contributors, who represent the leading new voices in the revitalized field of American political history, offer original interpretations of the nation's political past by blending methodological insights from the new institutionalism in the social sciences and studies of political culture. They tackle topics as wide-ranging as the role of personal character of political elites in the Early Republic, to the importance of courts in building a modern regulatory state, to the centrality of local political institutions in the late twentieth century. Placing these essays side by side encourages the asking of new questions about the forces that have shaped American politics over time. An unparalleled example of the new political history in action, this book will be vastly influential in the field. In addition to the editors, the contributors are Brian Balogh, Sven Beckert, Rebecca Edwards, Joanne B. Freeman, Richard R. John, Ira Katznelson, James T. Kloppenberg, Matthew D. Lassiter, Thomas J. Sugrue, Michael Vorenberg, and Michael Willrich.
66 In the nineteenth century , one of the bigger wetlands areas in the world
dotted North America , from Manitoba and the Dakotas to Ontario and Ohio . Most
of this expanse was seasonally waterlogged , often malarial , and impossible to
Author: J. R. McNeill
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
"Refreshingly unpolemical and at times even witty, McNeill's book brims with carefully sifted statistics and brilliant details."—Washington Post Book World The history of the twentieth century is most often told through its world wars, the rise and fall of communism, or its economic upheavals. In his startling new book, J. R. McNeill gives us our first general account of what may prove to be the most significant dimension of the twentieth century: its environmental history. To a degree unprecedented in human history, we have refashioned the earth's air, water, and soil, and the biosphere of which we are a part. Based on exhaustive research, McNeill's story—a compelling blend of anecdotes, data, and shrewd analysis—never preaches: it is our definitive account. This is a volume in The Global Century Series (general editor, Paul Kennedy).
First, in the sixteenth century, the “discovery” of America was constitutive of the
formation of the modern/colonial world. Second, during the early nineteenth century, ... Although “history” emphasized the French Revolution, the
Enlightenment, and the formation of the modern ... is part of the larger one, the
formation and transformation of the modern/colonial world system, of imperial
allocation of cultures ...
Author: Walter Mignolo
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Political Science
'Local Histories/Global Designs' is an extended argument about the '"coloniality' of power. In a shrinking world where sharp dichotomies, such as East/West and developing/developed, blur and shift, Walter Mignolo points to the inadequacy of current practices in the social sciences and area studies.
... world power at the end of the nineteenth century, the place of the United States
within the broader international system of ... The combination of America's
stunning economic transformation and two devastating world wars helped shatter
the old ... order, catapulting the country into a position of global preeminence by
the middle decades of the twentieth century. ... Few subjects, consequently, loom
larger in the history of the modern world than the often uneasy encounter
between the ...
Author: Robert W. Smith
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
The critical role of early American diplomacy in preserving the existence of the United States
Sklar , Robert . A World History of Film . ... Art and Culture in Nineteenth - Century
Russia . Bloomington ... Rome in the East : The Transformation of an Empire .
London ... The Islands , America's Imperial Adventure in the Philippines . New