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Long praised by instructors and students alike for its readability and attention to everyday life, the eleventh edition of A History of Western Society includes even more built-in tools to engage today's students and save instructors time. This edition features a brand-new, comprehensive primary source program in-text and online, expanded chapters devoted to the lives of ordinary people that make the past real and relevant, and the best and latest scholarship throughout. Enhanced with a wealth of digital content—including carefully developed online document assignments for each chapter with auto-graded exercises—the eleventh edition provides easily assignable options for instructors and novel ways for students to master the content. Now integrated with LearningCurve, an adaptive online resource that helps students retain the material and come to class prepared.

About the Author

John P. McKay (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley) is professor emeritus at the University of Illinois. He has written or edited numerous works, including the Herbert Baxter Adams Prize-winning book Pioneers for Profit: Foreign Entrepreneurship and Russian Industrialization, 1885-1913.
Clare Haru Crowston (Ph.D., Cornell University) teaches at the University of Illinois, where she is currently associate professor of history. She is the author of Fabricating Women: The Seamstresses of Old Regime France, 1675-1791, which won the Berkshire and Hagley Prizes. She edited two special issues of the Journal of Women's History, has published numerous journal articles and reviews, and is a past president of the Society for French Historical Studies.

Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison) taught first at Augustana College in Illinois, and since 1985 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she is currently UWM Distinguished Professor in the department of history. She is the coeditor of the Sixteenth Century Journal and the author or editor of more than twenty books, most recently The Marvelous Hairy Girls: The Gonzales Sisters and Their Worlds and Gender in History. She is the former Chief Reader for Advanced Placement World History.
Joe Perry (Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is Associate Professor of modern German and European history at Georgia State University. He has published numerous articles and is author of Christmas in Germany: A Cultural History (2010). His current research interests focus on issues of consumption, gender, and popular culture in West Germany and Western Europe after World War II.

Table of Contents

Chapter 19: Revolutions in Politics, 1775-1815 Background to Revolution      Social Change     Growing Demands for Liberty and Equality     The Seven Years WarThe American Revolutionary Era, 1775-1789      The Origins of the Revolution     Independence from Britain     Framing the Constitution     Limitations of Liberty and Equality     Primary Source 19.1: Abigail Adams, "Remember the Ladies" Revolution in France, 1789-1791      Breakdown of the Old Order     The Formation of the National Assembly     Popular Uprising and the Rights of Man     A Constitutional Monarchy and Its Challenges     Primary Source 19.2: Abbé Sieyès, What Is the Third Estate?      Primary Source 19.3: Petition of the French Jews World War and Republican France, 1791-1799      The International Response     The Second Revolution and the New Republic     Total War and the Terror     The Thermidorian Reaction and the Directory     Primary Source 19.4: Contrasting Visions of the Sans‑Culottes The Napoleonic Era, 1799-1815      Napoleons Rule of France     Napoleons Expansion in Europe     The Grand Empire and Its End     Primary Source 19.5: Napoleons Proclamation to the French People The Haitian Revolution, 1791-1804      Revolutionary Aspirations in Saint-Domingue     The Outbreak of Revolt     The War of Haitian IndependenceReview and Explore — LearningCurveONLINE DOCUMENT ASSIGNMENT Individuals in Society: Toussaint LOuverture Living in the Past: A Revolution of Culture and Daily Life Mapping the Past: Napoleonic Europe in 1812 Chapter 20: The Revolution in Energy and Industry, ca. 1780-1850 The Industrial Revolution in Britain      Origins of the British Industrial Revolution     Technological Innovations and Early Factories     The Steam Engine Breakthrough     The Coming of the Railroads      Industry and PopulationIndustrialization Beyond Britain      National and International Variations     Industrialization in Continental Europe     Agents of Industrialization      Government Support and Corporate Banking     The Situation Outside of EuropeNew Patterns of Working and Living      Work in Early Factories     Working Families and Children     The New Sexual Division of Labor     Primary Source 20.1: Debate over Child Labor Laws      Primary Source 20.2: Living Conditions of the Working Classes      Primary Source 20.3: The Testimony of Young Mine Workers Relations Between Capital and Labor      The New Class of Factory Owners     Debates over Industrialization     The Early British Labor Movement     The Impact of Slavery     Primary Source 20.4: Ford Maddox Brown, Work      Primary Source 20.5: Advice for Middle-Class Women Review and Explore — LearningCurveONLINE DOCUMENT ASSIGNMENT Individuals in Society: Josiah Wedgwood Living in the Past: The Steam Age Mapping the Past: Continental Industrialization, ca. 1850 Chapter 21: Ideologies and Upheavals, 1815-1850 The Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars      The European Balance of Power     Metternich and Conservatism     Repressing the Revolutionary Spirit      Limits to Conservative Power and Revolution in South America     Primary Source 21.1: Metternich: Conservative Reaction in the German Confederation The Spread of Radical Ideas      Liberalism and the Middle Class     The Growing Appeal of Nationalism     The Foundations of Modern Socialism     The Birth of Marxist SocialismThe Romantic Movement      The Tenets of Romanticism     Literature     Art and Music     Primary Source 21.2: English Romantic Poets      Primary Source 21.3: Adam Mickiewicz and Romantic Nationalism in Poland Reforms and Revolutions Before 1848      National Liberation in Greece     Liberal Reform in Great Britain     Ireland and the Great Famine     The Revolution of 1830 in FranceThe Revolutions of 1848      A Democratic Republic in France     Revolution and Reaction in the Austrian Empire     Prussia, the German Confederation, and the Frankfurt National Parliament     Primary Source 21.4: The Republican Spirit in Paris, 1848      Primary Source 21.5: The Triumph of Democratic Republics Review and Explore — LearningCurveONLINE DOCUMENT ASSIGNMENT Individuals in Society: Germaine de Staël Mapping the Past: Europe in 1815 Living in the Past: Revolutionary Experiences in 1848 Chapter 22: Life in the Emerging Urban Society, 1840-1914 Taming the City      Industry and the Growth of Cities     The Advent of the Public Health Movement     The Bacterial Revolution     Improvements in Urban Planning      Public Transportation     Primary Source 22.1: First Impressions of the Worlds Biggest City Rich and Poor and Those in Between      Middle-Class Culture and Values     The Distribution of Income     The People and Occupations of the Middle Classes     The People and Occupations of the Working Classes     Working-Class Leisure and Religion     Primary Source 22.2: Apartment Living in Paris Changing Family Lifestyles      Middle-Class Marriage and Courtship Rituals     Middle and Working-Class Sexuality     Prostitution      Separate Spheres and the Importance of Homemaking      Child Rearing     The Feminist Movement     Primary Source 22.3: Stephan Zweig on Middle-Class Youth and Sexuality Science and Thought      The Triumph of Science in Industry     Darwin and Natural Selection     The Modern University and the Social Sciences     Realism in Art and Literature     Primary Source 22.4: Max Weber Critiques Industrial Capitalism      Primary Source 22.5: Émile Zola and Realism in Literature Review and Explore — LearningCurveONLINE DOCUMENT ASSIGNMENT Life in the Modern City on Film Mapping the Past: European Cities of 100,000 or More, 1800-1900 The Past Living Now: Modern Sewage Systems Living in the Past: Nineteenth-Century Womens Fashion Individuals in Society: Franziska Tiburtius Chapter 23: The Age of Nationalism, 1850-1914 Napoleon III in France      Frances Second Republic     Napoleon IIIs Second EmpireNation Building in Italy, Germany, and the United States      Italy to 1850     Cavour and Garibaldi in Italy      Growing Austro-Prussian Rivalry     Bismarck and the Austro-Prussian War     Taming the German Parliament      The Franco-Prussian War     Slavery and Nation Building in the United States     Primary Source 23.1: The Struggle for the Italian Nation The Modernization of Russia and the Ottoman Empire      The "Great Reforms" in Russia     The Russian Revolution of 1905     Reform and Readjustment in the Ottoman Empire     Primary Source 23.2: Eyewitness Accounts of Bloody Sunday The Responsive National State, 1871-1914      The German Empire     Republican France     Great Britain and Ireland     The Austro-Hungarian EmpireThe Nation and the People      Making National Citizens     Nationalism and Racism      Jewish Emancipation and Modern Anti-Semitism     Primary Source 23.3: Ernest Renan on National Identity      Primary Source 23.4: Building Nationalism Marxism and the Socialist Movement      The Socialist International     Unions and Revisionism     Primary Source 23.5: Adelheid Popp, the Making of a Socialist Review and Explore — LearningCurveONLINE DOCUMENT ASSIGNMENT Individuals in Society: Theodor Herzl Mapping the Past: The Unification of Germany, 1864-1871 Living in the Past: Peasant Life in Post-Reform Russia Chapter 24: The West and the World, 1815-1914 Industrialization and the World Economy      The Rise of Global Inequality     The World Market      The Opening of China      Japan and the United States      Western Penetration of Egypt     Primary Source 24.1: Lin Zexu and Yamagata Aritomo on Western Imperialism Global Migration Around 1900      The Pressure of Population     European Emigration     Asian Emigration     Primary Source 24.2: Nativism in the United States Western Imperialism, 1880-1914      The European Presence in Africa Before 1880     The Scramble for Africa After 1880     Imperialism in Asia      Causes of the New Imperialism     A "Civilizing Mission"     Orientalism     Critics of Imperialism     Primary Source 24.3: The White Mans Burden      Primary Source 24.4: Orientalism in Art and Everyday Life      Primary Source 24.5: The Brown Mans Burden Responding to Western Imperialism      The Pattern of Response     Empire in India      The Example of Japan     Toward Revolution in ChinaReview and Explore — LearningCurveONLINE DOCUMENT ASSIGNMENT Individuals in Society: Cecil Rhodes Living in the Past: The Immigrant Experience Mapping the Past: The Partition of Africa Chapter 25: War and Revolution, 1914-1919 The Road to War      Growing International Conflict     The Mood of 1914      The Outbreak of War     Primary Source 25.1: German Diplomacy and the Road to War Waging Total War      Stalemate and Slaughter on the Western Front     The Widening War     Primary Source 25.2: Poetry in the Trenches The Home Front      Mobilizing for Total War     The Social Impact      Growing Political Tensions     Primary Source 25.3: Wartime Propaganda Posters The Russian Revolution      The Fall of Imperial Russia     The Provisional Government     Lenin and the Bolshevik Revolution      Trotsky and the Seizure of Power     Dictatorship and Civil War     Primary Source 25.4: Peace, Land, and Bread for the Russian People The Peace Settlement      The End of the War     Revolution in Austria-Hungary and Germany     The Treaty of Versailles     The Peace Settlement in the Middle East     The Human Costs of the War     Primary Source 25.5: Resolution of the General Syrian Congress at Damascus Review and Explore — LearningCurveONLINE DOCUMENT ASSIGNMENT Individuals in Society: Vera Brittain Living in the Past: Life and Death on the Western Front Mapping the Past: Territorial Changes After World War I Chapter 26: The Age of Anxiety, 1880-1940Uncertainty in Modern Thought      Modern Philosophy     The Revival of Christianity     The New Physics     Freudian Psychology     Primary Source 26.1: Friedrich Nietzsche Pronounces the Death of God Modernism in Architecture, Art, Literature, and Music      Architecture and Design     New Artistic Movements      Twentieth-Century Literature     Modern Music     Primary Source 26.2: The Futurist Manifesto An Emerging Consumer Society      Mass Culture     The Appeal of Cinema     The Arrival of Radio     Primary Source 26.3: The Modern Girl: Image or Reality? The Search for Peace and Political Stability      Germany and the Western Powers     Hope in Foreign Affairs     Hope in Democratic Government     Primary Source 26.4: Keynes on German Reparations After World War I The Great Depression, 1929-1939      The Economic Crisis     Mass Unemployment     The New Deal in the United States     The Scandinavian Response to the Depression     Recovery and Reform in Britain and France     Primary Source 26.5: George Orwell on Life on the Dole Review and Explore — LearningCurveONLINE DOCUMENT ASSIGNMENT Individuals in Society: Gustav Stresemann Living in the Past: Modern Design for Everyday Use Mapping the Past: The Great Depression in the United States and Europe, 1929-1939 Chapter 27: Dictatorships and the Second World War, 1919-1945 Authoritarian States      Conservative Authoritarianism and Radical Totalitarian     Dictatorships     Communism and Fascism     Primary Source 27.1: The Appeal of Propaganda Stalins Soviet Union      From Lenin to Stalin     The Five-Year Plans     Life and Culture in Soviet Society     Stalinist Terror and the Great Purges     Primary Source 27.2: Stalin Justifies the Five-Year Plan      Primary Source 27.3: Famine and Recovery on a Soviet Collective Farm Mussolini and Fascism in Italy      The Seizure of Power     The Regime in ActionHitler and Nazism in Germany      The Roots of National Socialism     Hitlers Road to Power     State and Society in Nazi Germany      Popular Support for National Socialism     Aggression and Appeasement     Primary Source 27.4: The "Reich Citizenship Law" and the Nazi Volk The Second World War      German Victories in Europe     Europe Under Nazi Occupation     The Holocaust     Japanese Empire and the War in the Pacific     The "Hinge of Fate"      Allied Victory     Primary Source 27.5: Everyday Life in the London Blitz Review and Explore — LearningCurveONLINE DOCUMENT ASSIGNMENT Individuals in Society: Primo Levi Living in the Past: Nazi Propaganda and Consumer Goods Mapping the Past: World War II in Europe and Africa, 1939-1945 Chapter 28: Cold War Conflict and Consensus, 1945-1965 Postwar Europe and the Origins of the Cold War      The Legacies of the Second World War     The Peace Settlement and Cold War Origins     West Versus East      Big Science in the Nuclear Age     Primary Source 28.1: A Soviet View of the Arms RaceThe Western Renaissance/Recovery in Western Europe      The Search for Political and Social Consensus     Toward European Unity     The Consumer Revolution     Primary Source 28.2: Western European Recovery and the Promise of Prosperity      Primary Source 28.3: The Nixon-Khrushchev "Kitchen Debate" Developments in the Soviet Union and the East Bloc      Postwar Life in the East Bloc     Reform and De‑Stalinization     Foreign Policy and Domestic Rebellion     The Limits of Reform     Primary Source 28.4: The Hungarian Communist Party Calls for Reforms The End of Empires      Decolonization and the Global Cold War     The Struggle for Power in Asia     Independence and Conflict in the Middle East     Decolonization in Africa     Primary Source 28.5: Frantz Fanon on Violence, Decolonization, and Human Dignity Postwar Social Transformations      Changing Class Structures     Patterns of Postwar Migration     New Roles for Women     Youth Culture and the Generation GapReview and Explore — LearningCurveONLINE DOCUMENT ASSIGNMENT Individuals in Society: Armando Rodrigues Mapping the Past: The Aftermath of World War II in Europe, ca. 1945-1950 Living in the Past: A Model Socialist Steel Town Chapter 29: Challenging the Postwar Order, 1960-1991 Reform and Protest in the 1960s      Cold War Tensions Thaw     The Affluent Society      The Counterculture Movement     The United States and Vietnam     Student Revolts and 1968     The 1960s in the East Bloc     Primary Source 29.1: Human Rights Under the Helsinki Accords      Primary Source 29.2: Counterculture Graffiti from Paris, 1968 Crisis and Change in Western Europe      Economic Crisis and Hardship     The New Conservatism     Challenges and Victories for Women      The Rise of the Environmental Movement     Separatism and Right-Wing Extremism     Primary Source 29.3: Simone de Beauvoirs Feminist Critique of Marriage      Primary Source 29.4: Green Party Representatives Enter Parliament The Decline of "Developed Socialism"      State and Society in the East Bloc     Dissent in Czechoslovakia and Poland     From Détente Back to Cold War     Gorbachevs Reforms in the Soviet Union     Primary Source 29.5: Dissent in the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic The Revolutions of 1989      The Collapse of Communism in the East Bloc      German Unification and the End of the Cold War     The Disintegration of the Soviet UnionReview and Explore — LearningCurveONLINE DOCUMENT ASSIGNMENT Individuals in Society: Margaret Thatcher Living in the Past: The Supermarket Revolution Mapping the Past: Democratic Movements in Eastern Europe, 1989 Chapter 30: Life in an Age of Globalization, 1990 to the Present Reshaping Russia and the Former East Bloc      Economic Shock Therapy in Russia     Russian Revival Under Vladimir Putin     Coping with Change in the Former East Bloc     Tragedy in Yugoslavia     Primary Source 30.1: President Putin on Global Security The New Global System      The Global Economy     The New European Union      Supranational Organizations     The Human Side of Globalization     Life in the Digital Age     Primary Source 30.2: The Slow Food Manifesto Toward a Multicultural Continent      The Prospect of Population Decline     Changing Immigration Flows     Ethnic Diversity in Contemporary Europe     Europe and Its Muslim Citizens     Primary Source 30.3: National Front Campaign Poster Confronting Twenty-First-Century Challenges      Growing Strains in U.S.-European Relations     Turmoil in the Muslim World     The Global Recession and the Viability of the Eurozone     Dependence on Fossil Fuels     Climate Change and Environmental Degradation     Promoting Human Rights     Primary Source 30.4: William Pfaff, Will the French Riots Change Anything?      Primary Source 30.5: Osama bin Laden Calls for Global Jihad Review and Explore — LearningCurveONLINE DOCUMENT ASSIGNMENT Contesting Globalization Mapping the Past: The European Union, 2013 Living in the Past: The Euro Individuals in Society: Tariq Ramadan The Past Living Now: Remembering the Holocaust

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