Forging the Modern World: A History

Paperback | July 10, 2015

byJay Carter, Richard Warren

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In Forging the Modern World: A History, authors James Carter and Richard Warren offer an accessible explanation of key transformations in global economic, political, and ideological relationships since the fifteenth century. The book is distinct from most world history texts in three importantways. First, it explores the ways in which historians use and produce information. Each chapter delves deeply into one or two specific issues of historical inquiry related to the chapter theme, showing how new primary sources, methodologies, or intellectual trends have changed how we engage with thepast. Second, it clearly explains the political, economic, and ideological concepts that students need to understand in order to compare events and trends across time and space. Finally, the chapters are organized around global historical themes, which are explored through an array of conceptual andcomparative lenses. While the book chapters proceed chronologically, each chapter is written with some chronological overlap linking it to preceding and subsequent chapters. This strategy emphasizes the interconnectedness between the events and themes of one chapter and those of surrounding chapters. A companionwebsite includes quiz questions and flash cards for each chapter and PowerPoint-based slides for instructors.

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In Forging the Modern World: A History, authors James Carter and Richard Warren offer an accessible explanation of key transformations in global economic, political, and ideological relationships since the fifteenth century. The book is distinct from most world history texts in three importantways. First, it explores the ways in which ...

James Carter is Professor of History at Saint Joseph's University. Richard Warren is Professor of History at Saint Joseph's University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:408 pages, 9.21 × 6.42 × 0.59 inPublished:July 10, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199988560

ISBN - 13:9780199988563

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read Read this for my university history class. This was not like a textbook. Reading this book for class was enjoyable, and easy to follow.
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Table of Contents

Introduction1. The Many Worlds of the 15th Century, 1405-1510Political and Economic Order on the Afro-Eurasian SupercontinentAmerican Empires of the 15th CenturyConclusionA Few Good Books2. The New Global Interface: 1486-1639The Conquest EraA World ConnectedConclusionA Few Good Books13. The Paradoxes of Early Modern Empire, 1501-1661Globalization, Guns, and Empire BuildingCollapse and Restoration of Empire in China: From Ming to QingConclusionA Few Good Books4. Production and Consumption in the First Global Economy, 1571- 1701The World's Rural EconomiesThe Sugar-Slave Plantation SystemManufactured Goods and the Emerging Global EconomyTextiles and the Manufacturing Link between India and EuropeThe Silver Supply and the Global EconomyPolitical EconomyConclusionA Few Good Books5. Global War and Imperial Reform, 1655-1765Consolidating the Center: Modernizing MonarchiesThe Question of Control in the Atlantic Seaborne EmpiresThe Land-Based Empires of EurasiaConclusionA Few Good Books6. A New Order for the Ages, 1755-1839What is Enlightenment?The Breakup of British North AmericaThe French Revolution and the Rise of NapoleonIndependence in HaitiThe Collapse of the Iberian Empire in the AmericasA New Order for the Ages? The Idea of the Nation-StateFreedom and Equality: Paths to AbolitionReform in the Ottoman EmpireConclusionA Few Good Books7. The Engines of Industrialization, 1787-1868What is Revolutionary about Industrialization?Spinning the Industrial Revolution StoryThe Opium War and the Transformation of Global Power RelationsConclusionA Few Good Books8. Modernity Organized, 1840-1889Reform vs. RevolutionAbolition, Immigration and the meaning of "Free Labor"Modernizing JapanThe Second Industrial RevolutionKeeping Up: The World's FairConclusionA Few Good Books9. Globalization and Its Discontents, 1878-1910Redrawing the Map of the WorldThe Struggle to Maintain SovereigntyRadical Resistance to "Westernization"Questioning Empire at its CenterU.S. Expansionism, the Buffalo and the Passenger PigeonNeocolonialismConclusionA Few Good Books10. Total War and Mass Society, 1905-1928New Theories, Grand StrategyMass Unrest in Russia, China, and MexicoA Great WarThe United States and Japan as Global PowersWhich Way Forward?ConclusionA Few Good Books11. The Ongoing Crisis of Global Order, 1919-1948Struggles Over Political Order in the Middle East and AsiaChallenges to British Rule in IndiaNationalism Frustrated in ChinaA Communist Future?The Global Economy in the 1920sThe Great DepressionFascism SpreadsThe Path to Another World WarUnraveling Empire as a Key to the FutureConclusionA Few Good Books13. The Many Worlds of the 21st Century, 1972-2012The Cold War and 1970s Political RealismExplaining the End of the Cold WarGlobal Economic IntegrationConclusionA Few Good BooksEpilogueCredits Index

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"Forging the Modern World achieves a bird's eye view of an integrated and integrating planet, and does it in an easy and accessible writing style." --Chad Ross, East Carolina University