Contemporary World History

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Author : William J. Duiker


384 Pages  Paperback 

6th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2010, 2007, 2005

©2015 , Published


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This comprehensive and balanced history of the world in the twentieth century and into the new millennium chronicles the key events of the period and examines the underlying issues that have shaped the times. CONTEMPORARY WORLD HISTORY, 6th Edition, takes a global approach to the subject while doing... more


“Film & History” features present a brief analysis of the plot as well as the historical significance, value, and accuracy of several films, such as “Khartoum” (1966, Ch. 2); “Gandhi” (1982, Ch. 5); “The Lives of Others,” originally titled “Das Leben Der Anderen” (2006, Ch. 10); and “The Last Empero... more

New to this Edition

New “Opposing Viewpoints” features present a comparison of two or three primary source excerpts to facilitate student analysis of historical documents. Accompanying focus questions help students evaluate the documents. Topics include: “White Man's Burden, Black Man's Sorrow” (Ch. 2), “You Have to Be... more

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CourseReader 0-30: World History, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

COURSEREADER: WORLD HISTORY is Cengage Learning’s easy, affordable way to build your own online customizable reader. Through a partnership with Gale, COURSEREADER: WORLD HISTORY searches thousands of primary and secondary sources, readings, and audio and video clips from multiple disciplines. Select exactly and only the material you... more

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CourseReader 0-30: World History, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

Easy-to-use and affordable access to readings, audio, and video selections for your courses with this customized online reader. COURSEREADER: WORLD HISTORY helps you to stay organized and facilitates convenient access to course material, no matter where you are.

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