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World History, Volume 2: From 1400 Volume 2

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Ann Kordas

Ryan J. Lynch

Brooke Nelson

Copyright Year: 2022

ISBN 13: 9781711471433

Publisher: OpenStax

Language: English

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Unit 1. Connections Across Continents
  • Chapter 1. Understanding the Past
  • Chapter 2. Exchange in East Asia and the Indian Ocean
  • Chapter 3. Early Modern Africa and the Wider World
  • Chapter 4. The Islamic World
  • Chapter 5. Foundations of the Atlantic World
  • Unit 2 An Age of Revolution, 1750-1914
  • Chapter 6. Colonization and Economic Expansion
  • Chapter 7. Revolutions in Europea and North America
  • Chapter 8. Revolutions in Latin America
  • Chapter 9. Expansion in the Industrial Age
  • Chapter 10. Life and Labor in the Industrial World
  • Unit 3 The Modern World, 1914-Present
  • Chapter 11. The War to End All Wars
  • Chapter 12. The Interwar Period
  • Chapter 13. The Causes and Consequences of World War II
  • Chapter 14. Cold War Conflicts
  • Chapter 15. The Contemporary World and Ongoing Challenges
  • Appendix A. Glossary
  • Appendix B. World History, Volume 2, from 1400: Maps Timelines
  • Appendix C. World Maps
  • Appendix D. Recommended Resources for the Study of World History
  • Index

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About the Book

World History, Volume 2: from 1400 is designed to meet the scope and sequence of a world history course from 1400 offered at both two-year and four-year institutions. Suitable for both majors and non majors World History, Volume 2: from 1400 introduces students to a global perspective of history couched in an engaging narrative. Concepts and assessments help students think critically about the issues they encounter so they can broaden their perspective of global history. A special effort has been made to introduce and juxtapose people’s experiences of history for a rich and nuanced discussion. Primary source material represents the cultures being discussed from a firsthand perspective whenever possible. World History, Volume 2: from 1400 also includes the work of diverse and underrepresented scholars to ensure a full range of perspectives.

About the Contributors


Ann Kordas holds a PhD in History from Temple University, and a JD from Boston University School of Law. She is a professor in the Humanities Department at Johnson & Wales University, where she teaches courses in U.S. history, world history, the history of the Atlantic World, and the history of the Pacific World. Her research interests lie primarily in the fields of cultural history and gender history.

Dr. Ryan J. Lynch is Associate Professor of the History of the Islamic World and Associate Dean of the Honors College at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. A specialist of pre-modern Islamic history, he completed his DPhil and MPhil in Islamic Studies and History at the University of Oxford, an MLitt in Middle Eastern History and Language at the University of St Andrews, and a BA in History and Religious Studies at Stetson University. Dr. Lynch’s research focuses primarily on the period of the early Islamic conquests, the Islamization of the Middle East, Islamic state formation, and Arabic historiography, while he also has a growing interest in how modern terror groups use an imagined Islamic past to justify their extremist views in the modern period. He is the author of the award-winning book Arab Conquests and Early Islamic Historiography (I.B. Tauris, 2020).

Brooke Nelson is the Director of Curriculum at Marco Learning, an edtech company focused on making great educational resources available to all students. Previous to this role, she taught at California State University, Dominguez Hills, and Marymount California University. Her favorite courses to teach were World History, Death and Dying, and Introduction to Western Civilization because they allowed her to share her love of history with both non-major and major students. Her research focus is the late Roman world, with a special emphasis on religious conflicts and gender studies. She has a doctorate from Claremont Graduate University and master’s degrees from the University of California, Irvine, and the University of Edinburgh.

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