Forging the Modern World

Forging the Modern World
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Author: James Carter,Richard Warren
Pages: 409
ISBN: 0190901926
Release: 2018-07-18
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

" In Forging the Modern World: A History, Second Edition, authors James Carter and Richard Warren offer an accessible explanation of key transformations in global economic, political, and ideological relationships since the sixteenth century. The book is distinct from most world history texts in three important ways. 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 the past. 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 and comparative 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. "--

Forging the Modern World

Forging the Modern World
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Author: James Hugh Carter,Richard Warren
Pages: 432
ISBN: 0190901896
Release: 2018-07-16
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Forging the Modern World offers an accessible explanation of key transformations in global economic, political, and ideological relationships since the sixteenth century. Examining global history by exploring the ways historians construct the past, this text will help students reflect on howsources, methodologies, and trends shape how we perceive history.

Forging the Modern World

Forging the Modern World
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Author: James Hugh Carter,Richard A. Warren
Pages: 391
ISBN: 0199988560
Release: 2015-06-26
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 sixteenth century. The book is distinct from most world history texts in three important ways. 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 the past. 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 and comparative 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 companion website includes quiz questions and flash cards for each chapter and PowerPoint-based slides for instructors.

Sources for Forging the Modern World

Sources for Forging the Modern World
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Author: James Hugh Carter,Richard A. Warren
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0190901934
Release: 2018-09-15
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 sixteenth 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 surroundingchapters. A companion sourcebook follows the main book's organization and includes approximately 6-7 primary sources with two questions following each source.

The Forging of the Modern State

The Forging of the Modern State
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Author: Eric J. Evans
Pages: 648
ISBN: 9781317873716
Release: 2014-06-06
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this hugely ambitious history of Britain, Eric Evans surveys every aspect of the period in which the country was transformed into the world’s first industrial power. This was an era of revolutionary change unparalleled in Britain, yet one in which transformation was achieved without political revolution. The unique combination of transition and revolution is a major theme in the book, which ranges across the embryonic empire, the Church, education, health, finance, and rural and urban life. Evans gives particular attention to the Great Reform Act of 1832. The Third Edition includes an entirely new introductory chapter, and is illustrated for the first time.

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World
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Author: Jack Weatherford
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9780609809648
Release: 2005
Editor: Broadway Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A re-evaluation of Genghis Khan's rise to power examines the reforms the conqueror instituted throughout his empire and his uniting of East and West, which set the foundation for the nation-states and economic systems of the modern era.

Terania Creek and the Forging of Modern Environmental Activism

Terania Creek and the Forging of Modern Environmental Activism
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Author: Vanessa Bible
Pages: 114
ISBN: 9783319704708
Release: 2018-01-09
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book tells the story of Terania Creek – the world’s first direct action blockade in defence of a forest, occurring in Australia in 1979. Contrary to claims that the Australian counterculture was a mere imitation of overseas models, the Australian movement, coalescing with a home-grown environment movement, came of age at Terania Creek. After five years of ‘polite’ campaigning failed to stop the logging of ancient Gondwanan rainforest, an organic and spontaneous blockade erupted that would see the forging of a number of ingenious blockading techniques and strategies. The activist repertoire developed at Terania Creek has since echoed across the country, and across the Earth. This book draws on extensive oral history interviews as well as photographs taken of the protest in 1979; such rich source material brings the story to life. Terania Creek and the Forging of Modern Environmental Activism will therefore appeal to both a scholarly audience as well as activists, practitioners, and counterculturalists.

California Crucible

California Crucible
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Author: Jonathan Bell
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780812206241
Release: 2011-12-30
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In the three decades following World War II, the Golden State was not only the fastest-growing state in the Union but also the site of significant political change. From the late 1940s through the mid-1970s, a generation of liberal activists transformed the political landscape of California, ending Republican dominance of state politics and eventually setting the tone for the Democratic Party nationwide. In California Crucible, Jonathan Bell chronicles this dramatic story of postwar liberalism—from early grassroots organizing and the election of Pat Brown as governor in 1958 to the civil rights campaigns of the 1960s and the campaigns against the New Right in the 1970s. As Bell argues, the emergent "California liberalism" was a distinctly post-New Deal phenomenon that drew on the ambitious ideals of the New Deal but adapted them to a diverse population. The result was a broad coalition that sought to extend social democracy to marginalized groups—such as gay rights and civil rights organizations—that had not been well served by the Democratic Party in earlier decades. In building this coalition, liberal activists forged an ideology capable of bringing Latino farm workers, African American civil rights activists, and wealthy suburban homemakers into a shared political project. By exploring California Democrats' largely successful attempts to link economic rights to civil rights and serve the needs of diverse groups, Bell challenges common assumptions about the rise of the New Right and the decline of American liberalism in the postwar era. As Bell shows, by the end of the 1970s California had become the spiritual home of the liberal wing of the Democratic Party as much as that of the Reagan Revolution.

Forging the Collective Memory

Forging the Collective Memory
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Author: Keith Wilson
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781782388289
Release: 1996-11-01
Editor: Berghahn Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When studying the origins of the First World War, scholars have relied heavily on the series of key diplomatic documents published by the governments of both the defeated and the victorious powers in the 1920s and 1930s. However, this volume shows that these volumes, rather than dealing objectively with the past, were used by the different governments to project an interpretation of the origins of the Great War that was more palatable to them and their country than the truth might have been. In revealing policies that influenced the publication of the documents, the relationships between the commissioning governments, their officials, and the historians involved, this collection serves as a warning that even seemingly objective sources have to be used with caution in historical research.

Forging Global Fordism

Forging Global Fordism
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Author: Stefan J. Link
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9780691177540
Release: 2020-09-29
Editor: Princeton University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"This book traces the emergence of mass production and Fordism, its accompanying ideology, first in the United States and then in Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union"--

Epidemics and the Modern World

Epidemics and the Modern World
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Author: Mitchell L. Hammond
Pages: 536
ISBN: 9781487593735
Release: 2020-02-09
Editor: University of Toronto Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Epidemics and the Modern World uses "biographies" of epidemics such as plague, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS to explore the impact of diseases on society from the fourteenth century to the twenty-first century.

Forging Capitalism

Forging Capitalism
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Author: Ian Klaus
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780300181944
Release: 2014-10-14
Editor: Yale University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Vice is endemic to Western capitalism, according to this fascinating, wildly entertaining, often startling history of modern finance. Ian Klaus’s Forging Capitalism demonstrates how international financial affairs in the nineteenth century were conducted not only by gentlemen as a noble pursuit but also by connivers, thieves, swindlers, and frauds who believed that no risk was too great and no scheme too outrageous if the monetary reward was substantial enough. Taken together, the grand deceptions of the ambitious schemers and the determined efforts to guard against them have been instrumental in creating the financial establishments of today. In a story teeming with playboys and scoundrels and rich in colorful and amazing events, Klaus chronicles the evolution of trust through three distinct epochs: the age of values, the age of networks and reputations, and, ultimately, in a world of increased technology and wealth, the age of skepticism and verification. In today’s world, where the questionable dealings of large international financial institutions are continually in the spotlight, this extraordinary history has great relevance, offering essential lessons in both the importance and the limitations of trust.

The Forging of Races

The Forging of Races
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Author: Colin Kidd
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781139457538
Release: 2006-09-07
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book revolutionises our understanding of race. Building upon the insight that races are products of culture rather than biology, Colin Kidd demonstrates that the Bible - the key text in Western culture - has left a vivid imprint on modern racial theories and prejudices. Fixing his attention on the changing relationship between race and theology in the Protestant Atlantic world between 1600 and 2000 Kidd shows that, while the Bible itself is colour-blind, its interpreters have imported racial significance into the scriptures. Kidd's study probes the theological anxieties which lurked behind the confident facade of of white racial supremacy in the age of empire and race slavery, as well as the ways in which racialist ideas left their mark upon new forms of religiosity. This is essential reading for anyone interested in the histories of race or religion.

Sua Sponte

Sua Sponte
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Author: Dick Couch
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781101585085
Release: 2012-07-03
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Sua Sponte Latin for “Of Their Own Accord” The 75th Ranger Regiment’s Motto Army Rangers are not born. They are made. The modern 75th Ranger Regiment represents the culmination of 250 years of American soldiering. As a fighting force with our nation’s oldest and deepest tradition, the Regiment traces its origins to Richard Rogers’s Rangers during the prerevolutionary French and Indian War, through the likes of Francis Marion and John Mosby, to the five active Ranger battalions of the Second World War, and finally, to the four battalions of the current Ranger regiment engaged in modern combat. Granted unprecedented access to the training of this highly restricted component of America’s Special Operations Forces in a time of war, retired Navy captain Dick Couch tells the personal story of the young men who begin this difficult and dangerous journey to become Rangers. Many will try, but only a select few will survive to serve in the 75th Ranger Regiment. Sua Sponte follows a group of these aspiring young warriors through the crucible that is Ranger training and their preparation for direct-action missions in Afghanistan against America’s enemies, anywhere, any time, and under any conditions. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS

Forging the Past

Forging the Past
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Author: Katrina Beth Olds
Pages: 422
ISBN: 9780300185225
Release: 2015-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Examines how four volumes of invented "truths" about Sp[anish sacred histiory radically transformed the religious landscape in Counter-Reformation Spain. Explores the history, author, and legacy of the Cronicones, alleged to have been unearthed in 1595 and not definitively exposed as forgeries until centuries later.

Forging Industrial Policy

Forging Industrial Policy
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Author: Frank Dobbin
Pages: 262
ISBN: 052162990X
Release: 1994
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book explores 19th-century railroad policies in the United States, France, and Britain to identify the roots of nations' modern industrial policy styles.

Forging the World

Forging the World
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Author: Alister Miskimmon,Ben O'Loughlin,Laura Roselle
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780472037049
Release: 2018-01-23
Editor: University of Michigan Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Showcases a range of empirical studies that highlight the potential, inclusivity, and durability of the strategic narrative approach to International Relations

Women Pre Scripted

Women Pre Scripted
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Author: Ji-Eun Lee
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780824853860
Release: 2015-03-31
Editor: University of Hawaii Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Women Pre-Scripted explores the way ideas about women and their social roles changed during Korea's transformation into a modern society. Drawing on a wide range of materials published in periodicals—ideological debates, cartoons, literary works, cover illustrations, letters and confessions--the author shows how at different times between 1896 and 1934, the idea of modern womanhood transforms from virgin savior to mother of the nation to manager of modern family life and, finally, to an embodiment of the capitalist West, fully armed with sexuality and glamour. Each chapter examines representative periodicals to explore how their content on a range of women's issues helped formulate and prescribe women's roles, defining what would later become appropriate knowledge for women in the new modern context. Lee shows how in various ways this prescribing was gendered, how it would sometimes promote the "modern" and at other times critique it. She offers a close look at primary sources not previously introduced in English, exploring the subject and genre of each work, the script used, and the way it categorized or defined a given women's issue. By identifying and dissecting the various agendas and agents behind the scenes, she is able to shed light on the complex and changing relationship between domesticity, gender, and modernity during Korea's transition to a modern state and its colonial occupation. Women Pre-Scripted contributes to the swell of research on Asian women in recent years and expands our picture of a complex period. It will be of interest to scholars of Korean literature and history, East Asian literature, and others interested in women and gender within the context of colonial modernity.

The Struggle for the Long Term in Transnational Science and Politics

The Struggle for the Long Term in Transnational Science and Politics
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Author: Jenny Andersson,Eglė Rindzevičiūtė
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781317511441
Release: 2015-04-10
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book reconsiders the power of the idea of the future. Bringing together perspectives from cultural history, environmental history, political history and the history of science, it investigates how the future became a specific field of action in liberal democratic, state socialist and post-colonial regimes after the Second World War. It highlights the emergence of new forms of predictive scientific expertise in this period, and shows how such forms of expertise interacted with political systems of the Cold War world order, as the future became the prism for dealing with post-industrialisation, technoscientific progress, changing social values, Cold War tensions and an emerging Third World. A forgotten problem of cultural history, the future re-emerges in this volume as a fundamentally contested field in which forms of control and central forms of resistance met, as different actors set out to colonise and control and others to liberate. The individual studies of this book show how the West European, African, Romanian and Czechoslovak "long term" was constructed through forms of expertise, computer simulations and models, and they reveal how such constructions both opened up new realities but also imposed limits on possible futures.

Forging Ties Forging Passports

Forging Ties  Forging Passports
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Author: Devi Mays
Pages: 344
ISBN: 1503613208
Release: 2020
Editor: Stanford Studies in Jewish His

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Forging Ties, Forging Passports explores the history of Ottoman Sephardic Jews who emigrated to the Americas-and especially, to Mexico-in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and the complex relationships they maintained to legal documentation during their migration and as they settled in new homes. Through the stories of individual women, men, and families who navigated these transitions, Devi Mays considers broader questions of belonging, nationality, and citizenship. In the aftermath of World War I and the Mexican Revolution, migrants navigated new layers of bureaucracy and authority, as borders and political regimes changed around them. In this period of upheaval and possibility, the meanings ascribed to nationality, class, race, and gender were in flux. Mays argues that Ottoman Sephardi migrants in Mexico were caught up in a process of defining citizenship and national belonging: they resisted classification as either Ottoman expatriates or unequivocal Mexicans by maintaining a diasporic consciousness linking them with Sephardim in formerly Ottoman lands, France, Cuba, and the United States. Drawing on these transnational commercial and family networks, Sephardic migrants maintained a geographic and social mobility that challenged the physical borders of the state and the conceptual boundaries of the nation"--