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Since 1750, the world has become ever more connected, with processes of production and destruction no longer limited by land- or water-based modes of transport and communication. Volume 7 of the Cambridge World History series, divided into two books, offers a variety of angles of vision on the increasingly interconnected history of humankind. The second book questions the extent to which the transformations of the modern world have been shared, focusing on social developments such as urbanization, migration, and changes in family and sexuality; cultural connections through religion, science, music, and sport; ligaments of globalization including rubber, drugs, and the automobile; and moments of particular importance from the Atlantic Revolutions to 1989.
|Publication date:||16th April 2015|
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Categories:||General & world history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, 21st century history: from c 2000 -,|
J. R. McNeill studied at Swarthmore College and Duke University and has taught at Georgetown University since 1985. He has held two Fulbright awards, Guggenheim, MacArthur Foundation and Woodrow Wilson Center Fellowships, and a visiting appointment at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. His books include The Atlantic Empires of France and Spain, 1700-1765 (1985); The Mountains of the Mediterranean World (1992); Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World (2000), co-winner of the World History Association book prize, the Forest History Society book prize, and runner-up for the BP Natural World book prize, listed by the London ...More About John McNeill