Table of Contents:
Theme I: 1500-1650
Was the "Discovery" of the New World a crucial turning point in World History?
Theme II: 1650-1820
What accounted for the enormous disparity of wealth and power between Europe and the
rest of the world?
Theme III: Subjects and Citizens, 1820-1917
How do people relate to the power of the "state?" Who has a voice in decision making?
Theme IV: Revolts, Revolution and the "weapons of the weak"
Why and under what circumstances do people revolt (or not)?
Theme V: Wars, Nationalisms, and Decolonization 1918-1980
How is the world map redrawn?
Theme VI: Globalization
Is the Nation-State the logical organizational unit for writing the history of the
late Twentieth Century?