A Global History of the Developing World by Christopher M. White

By Christopher M. White

A international background of the constructing World takes a sweeping examine the historic foundations of the issues of constructing global society. Encompassing Asia, Latin the USA and Africa, the ebook centralizes the fight for self-determination in an try to know how the present realms were shaped and what their destiny could carry. even supposing focusing on the fashionable period, its scope is huge: it covers geography, historic and smooth background, economics, politics and up to date events.

The e-book gains twelve chapters, prepared into four thematic devices, each one containing one bankruptcy on all of the 3 continents. those devices disguise diverse commonly-experienced phenomena one of the peoples of the constructing international: imperialism, nationalism, globalization, and improvement. the 1st 3 are chronological, whereas the final surveys and analyzes the scholarly debates over the reasons of improvement and underdevelopment. via those chapters Christopher M. White offers a wide-ranging examine of the key subject matters in stories of the constructing international, together with slavery, imperialism, faith, unfastened and reasonable alternate, democratization and fiscal improvement.

Including special profiles of key figures in addition to maps and illustrations, A worldwide historical past of the constructing World vividly illustrates the tradition, personalities and histories of a key topic quarter. an ideal advent for all scholars attracted to the constructing international in a ancient context.

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The Discovery and Conquest of Mexico, 1517–1521. Coe, Michael. The Maya. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1999. Crosby, Alfred W. Jr. The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1972. De las Casas, Bartolome. The Devastation of the Indies: a Brief Account. Multiple Editions. Freyre, Gilberto. The Masters and the Slaves. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946. Galeano, Eduardo. The Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent.

Teotihuacan is one of the most visited archeological sites in the world today. Just situated outside of Mexico City, it boasted a population of more than 200,000 in the first centuries AD. The Maya had many more cities, however, with a wide variety of structures still intact in Palenque (Mexico), Tikal (Guatemala), and Copan (Honduras), which are visited every day by tourists and researchers. The period in which Teotihuacan and the Maya city states thrived was 300 to 900 AD (the Classic era), and when these cities were abandoned between the eighth and ninth centuries, there began a new era, the Post-Classic Era (1000–1450 AD).

Territory. After many bloody battles, the Mexican dictator Santa Anna signed over a third of Mexico’s territory to the United States in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848. –Latin American relations for the past century and a half. Cuban Independence took place in an era different from that of the other mainland movements of 1810–1826. When the Cubans rose up against the Spanish in 1868, the United States was a rising power on the world stage despite its entanglement in its own Civil War (1861–1865).

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