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The World in the Long Twentieth Century: An Interpretive History

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By: Edward Ross Dickinson(Author)

410 pages, 135 b/w illustrations

University of California Press

Paperback | Mar 2018 | #237467 | ISBN-13: 9780520285552
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Hardback | no dustjacket | Mar 2018 | #238664 | ISBN-13: 9780520285545
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About this book

What can be called the long twentieth century represents the most miraculous and creative era in human history. It was also the most destructive. Over the past 150 years, modern societies across the globe have passed through an extraordinary and completely unprecedented transformation rooted in the technological developments of the nineteenth century. The World in the Long Twentieth Century lays out a framework for understanding the fundamental factors that have shaped our world on a truly global scale, analyzing the historical trends, causes, and consequences of the key forces at work. Spanning the 1870s to the present, The World in the Long Twentieth Century explores the making of the modern world as a connected pattern of global developments. Students will learn to think about the past two centuries as a process, a series of political and economic upheavals, technological advances, and environmental transformations that have shaped the "long" twentieth century.


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Biography

Edward Ross Dickinson is Professor of History at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of The Politics of German Child Welfare, Sex, Freedom and Power in Imperial Germany. He has published and taught on the history of Europe, the environment, gender relations, terrorism, empires, feminism and anti-feminism, social reform, and racial thought.

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