World History: The Modern Era is the latest update of the reference standard of electronic history reference materials for students and researchers seeking accurate, authoritative, and comprehensive materials on modern history.
From the ongoing crises in the Middle East to civil strife across Africa to the vestiges of communism in China, South Korea, and Cuba, current world conflicts have deep historical roots. Studying how the world has arrived at its current state provides the foundation necessary for a complete understanding of modern geopolitical relationships and tensions.
World History: The Modern Era covers a broad range of topics in depth—the evolution of modern Europe since the Renaissance; concurrent developments in Asia, Africa, and the Islamic world; the global impact of the Industrial Revolution; and the last 100 years of conflicts and international cooperation. This comprehensive resource provides easy-to-navigate access to authoritative source materials for research purposes, enabling students to complete coursework efficiently. In addition, the Idea Exchange section features thesis-driven, peer-reviewed essays by accomplished scholars.
Organized chronologically and thematically, World History is correlated to the most current state and national standards, assessments, and textbooks, and supports a variety of learning styles and instructional approaches. Whether used as a research tool, a study aid for test preparation, a source of tools for enhancing lectures or the sole content basis for a course, this database expands and completes any library collection.
• Provides over 7,300 primary sources of exceptional variety and authenticity, including Ronald Reagan's "Tear Down This Wall" speech; newsreel footage of the U.S. landing at Inchon, Korea; and photographs including T. E. Lawrence during the Arab uprising in 1917
• The exclusive Idea Exchange section features thesis-driven, peer-reviewed essays by accomplished scholars, prompting inquisitive critical thinking with questions such as "Was Marxism the motivating factor behind the Russian Revolution?" and "Was the Congress of Vienna a success?"
• Includes over 70 era explorations, such as the Spread of Protestantism, Napoleon's Empire, the Unification of Italy, and the Iron Curtain, enhanced with a number of interactive study and teaching tools
• Provides in-depth coverage of the history of all regions of the world from 1500 to the present, aligned to the most recent curriculum guidelines
• Presents thousands of primary and secondary sources, including illustrations of people, places, and events; book excerpts and recorded interviews with key figures; specialized maps; and more
• Combines curriculum and reference tools to maximize library resources and provide outstanding value