A HISTORY OF THE WORLD
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A World Connecting

1870–1945

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HARDCOVER

$48.00 • £38.95 • €43.00

ISBN 9780674047211

Publication Date: 10/30/2012

Short

1168 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

62 halftones, 16 maps, 16 tables

Belknap Press

A History of the World

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Each of [A World Connecting’s] five chapters draws on a massive range and quantity of source material. Each manages not only to synthesize this material, but also to make fresh arguments about it. Taken together, the chapters provide a broad picture of the way certain sorts of global connections changed between 1870 and 1945… In sum, the contributions bring together a remarkable body of insights about global connections and networks.—David A. Bell, The New Republic

A World Connecting should be of interest to American specialists precisely because of the rich empirical data marshaled, the fruitful hypotheses embedded in the arguments, and the myriad of scholarly works cited and included in the bibliography. This book should become a standard reference tool not only for global history, but also for supplying the wider contexts for conceptualizing American history from a transnational angle… [This] is a very large book of over a thousand pages, and each of the five sections could well command a detailed review in itself. In many ways, the individual chapters qualify as tour-de-force achievements in the agendas they have set. Not only is the material handled in a magisterial fashion, but arresting interpretations also appear at almost every turn. Historians of specific periods of national history like the American Gilded Age will profit from consulting this work.—Ian Tyrrell, H-Net Reviews

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