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Essays on Twentieth-Century History by Michael Adas

Essays on Twentieth-Century History

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Essays on Twentieth-Century History by Michael Adas

Probing the paradoxes of


This collection of essays is part of a larger attempt to overturn the problematic periodization of the twentieth century that - at least in the schema of the global narrative - tends to serve as a coda to the nineteenth century... Essays on Twentieth-Century History has considerable value in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. In both instances, the collection challenges readers to reconsider - or perhaps consider - the significance of the twentieth century in the still-developing narrative of global history. The various essays are accessible, provocative, and with many essays offering essential bibliographies, they represent a starting point for historians and historians in training. The Journal of World History, June 2012

About the Author

Michael Adas is Abraham E. Voorhees Professor of History and Board of Governor's Chair, Rutgers University at New Brunswick. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including Machines as the Measure of Men, which won the Dexter prize in 1991, and more recently Dominance by Design. He is the co-author (with Peter Stearns and Stuart Schwartz), of World Civilizations: The Global Experience, which is now in its sixth edition.

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Publication date

28th May 2010


Michael Adas

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Temple University Press,U.S.


350 pages


General & world history
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000



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