Traditions & Encounters Volume 2 from 1500 to the Present

Traditions and Encounters offers an inclusive vision of the global past—one that is meaningful and appropriate for the interdependent world of contemporary times. Given the diversity of human societies, gathering and organizing the sheer mass of information in a meaningful way is a daunting challenge for any world history survey course. The seven-part chronological organization enables students to understand the development of the world through time, while also exploring broader, big-picture thematic issues in world history. Through new and revised chapter-level and part-level features, the hallmark twin themes of traditions and encounters emerge in greater clarity than ever before in this sixth edition. As a result, students have resources that enable them to move beyond the facts of history and examine the past critically, analyze causes and effects, and recognize similarities and differences across world regions and time periods. By digging deeper into the implications of world history’s stories—not just the who, the what, and the where, but also the why and the how—students can make sense of the human past.

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Part 5, The Origins of Global Interdependence, 1500 to 1800

22 Transoceanic Encounters and Global Connections

23 The Transformation of Europe

24 New Worlds: The Americas and Oceania

25 Africa and the Atlantic World

26 Tradition and Change in East Asia

27 The Islamic Empires

Part 6, An Age of Revolution, Industry, and Empire, 1750 to 1914

28 Revolutions and National States in the Atlantic World

29 The Making of Industrial Society

30 The Americas in the Age of Independence

31 Societies at Crossroads

32 The Building of Global Empires

Part 7, Contemporary Global Realignments, 1914 to the Present

33 The Great War: The World in Upheaval

34 An Age of Anxiety

35 Nationalism and Political Identities in Asia, Africa, and Latin America

36 New Confl agrations: World War II and the Cold War

37 The End of Empire

38 A World without Borders