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Title A world connecting, 1870-1945 / edited by Emily S. Rosenberg
Published Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Belknap, 2012
Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London : Belknap, 2012


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Description 1161 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Series History of the world
History of the world.
Contents Introduction / Emily S. Rosenberg -- Leviathan 2.0 : inventing modern statehood / Charles S. Maier -- Empires and the reach of the global / Tony Ballantyne and Antoinette Burton -- Migrations and belongings / Dirk Hoerder -- Commodity chains in a global economy / Steven C. Topik and Allen Wells -- Transnational currents in a shrinking world / Emily S. Rosenberg
Summary "Between 1870 and 1945, advances in communication and transportation simultaneously expanded and shrank the world. New technologies erased distance and accelerated the global exchange of people, products, and ideas on an unprecedented scale. A World Connecting focuses on an era when growing global interconnectedness inspired new ambitions but also stoked anxieties and rivalries that would erupt in two world wars--the most destructive conflicts in human history
In five interpretive essays, distinguished historians Emily S. Rosenberg, Charles S. Maier, Tony Ballantyne, Antoinette Burton, Dirk Hoerder, Steven C. Topik, and Allen Wells illuminate the tensions that emerged from intensifying interconnectedness and attempts to control and shape the effects of sweeping change. Each essay provides an overview of a particular theme: modern state-building; imperial encounters; migration; commodity chains; and transnational social and cultural networks. With the emergence of modern statehood and the fluctuating fate of empires came efforts to define and police territorial borders. As people, products, capital, technologies, and affiliations flowed across uneasily bounded spaces, the world both came together and fell apart in unexpected, often horrifying, and sometimes liberating ways."--pub. desc
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 1097-1136. - Includes index
Subject Cultural relations -- History -- 19th century.
Cultural relations -- History -- 20th century.
Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century.
Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century.
History, Modern -- 19th century.
History, Modern -- 20th century.
International trade -- History -- 19th century.
International trade -- History -- 20th century.
Nation-state -- History -- 19th century.
Nation-state -- History -- 20th century.
Imperialism -- History -- 19th century.
Imperialism -- History -- 20th century.
Author Rosenberg, Emily S., 1944-
LC no. 2012015775
ISBN 0674047214