By Christopher M. White

A worldwide historical past of the constructing World takes a sweeping examine the historic foundations of the issues of constructing international society. Encompassing Asia, Latin the USA and Africa, the booklet centralizes the fight for self-determination in an try and know how the present geographical regions were shaped and what their destiny may well carry. even though focusing on the fashionable period, its scope is huge: it covers geography, historic and sleek heritage, economics, politics and up to date events.

The ebook positive factors twelve chapters, equipped into four thematic devices, every one containing one bankruptcy on all of the 3 continents. those devices disguise varied commonly-experienced phenomena one of the peoples of the constructing global: imperialism, nationalism, globalization, and improvement. the 1st 3 are chronological, whereas the final surveys and analyzes the scholarly debates over the factors of improvement and underdevelopment. via those chapters Christopher M. White provides a wide-ranging learn of the main subject matters in stories of the constructing global, together with slavery, imperialism, faith, unfastened and reasonable exchange, democratization and fiscal improvement.

Including distinct profiles of key figures in addition to maps and illustrations, A international background of the constructing World vividly illustrates the tradition, personalities and histories of a key topic sector. an ideal creation for all scholars drawn to the constructing international in a historic context.

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