By Christopher M. White

A international historical past of the constructing World takes a sweeping examine the old foundations of the issues of constructing international society. Encompassing Asia, Latin the US and Africa, the ebook centralizes the fight for self-determination in an try and know the way the present realms were shaped and what their destiny might carry. even supposing targeting the fashionable period, its scope is vast: it covers geography, historic and glossy background, economics, politics and up to date events.

The booklet positive factors twelve chapters, geared up into four thematic devices, each one containing one bankruptcy on all of the 3 continents. those devices hide various commonly-experienced phenomena one of the peoples of the constructing international: imperialism, nationalism, globalization, and improvement. the 1st 3 are chronological, whereas the final surveys and analyzes the scholarly debates over the explanations of improvement and underdevelopment. via those chapters Christopher M. White provides a wide-ranging examine of the most important subject matters in stories of the constructing international, together with slavery, imperialism, faith, loose and reasonable alternate, democratization and fiscal improvement.

Including targeted 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 quarter. an ideal creation for all scholars attracted to the constructing global in a historic context.

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