1) Introduction: Analytic contexts for the First World War and the twentieth century
2) From the perspective of the European colonies and the non-European world, what were the apparant
contradictions of the First World War and its Peace Settlement?;
3) What are the unresolved issues that would potentially
provide reason for another world war?

1914 -- 1989: First World War to the Fall of the Berlin Wall

1) Methods of Mass Production and Destruction: 1914--37
2) World War II and the Cold War
3) Cold War and New Nations: 19451989
4) China and India (case studies for the twentieth century)

100,000 BCE--8,000 BCE Paleolithic/Neolithic/Mixed Agricultural
8,000 BCE -- 1500 BCE Agricultural/Urban/River Valley Revolutions
1500 BCE -- 500 BCE Equine Revolution/"Axial Age," birth of major world religions and philosophies that counter the urban hierichic social orders
200 BCE -- 200 CE Common Era of Roman/Han Chinese Empire
700 CE -- 1250 CE Islamic/Tang/Song Chinese Empire
1250 CE -- 1450CE Mongolian Empire to land-based Islamic (Ottoman/Mughal/Safavid and Ming Chinese Empires)
1500--1750 (Europe Discovers the World and creates the Atlantic World System)
1750--1914 (Political Revolutions and an age Industrial Imperialism, or neo-colonialism, the "Great Game")
1914--1989 (Scientific Management/Labor Crisis, European Turf Wars and the fight over Asia)


The Labor Crisis: Scientific Management and Henry Ford

 

1) War Without Mercy by John Dower; The Good War by Studs Terkel ; 2) Japan At War: An Oral History;
3) Inside the Third World : The Anatomy of Poverty; 4) Don't Be Afraid Gringo