Thematic Overview


Age of Hope | Killing Fields | Red Flag | Lost Peace | On the Line
Great Escape | Breadline | Sporting Fever | Master Race
Total War | Brave New World | Freedom Now | Boomtime
Fallout | Asia Rising | Living Longer | Endangered Planet
Skin Deep | Picture Power | Great Leap | Young Blood
Half the People | Guerilla Wars | God Fights Back | People Power | Fast Forward



Age of Hope (1900)
1900-1914
traditions and changes at the turn of the century
Economics
Human rights and endurance
Ideology of mass movements
Migration
Politics
Social change
Technology
Values

Killing Fields (1914)   Back
1914-1918
World War I
Geography
Military conflict
Nationalism
Technology
Values

Red Flag (1917)   Back
1917-1940
birth of communism in Russia
Human rights and endurance
Ideology of mass movements
Nationalism
Politics
Propaganda
Values

Lost Peace (1919)   Back
1919-1935
antiwar efforts
Geography
Human rights and endurance
Ideology of mass movements
Nationalism
Politics
Role of government

On the Line (1924)   Back
1908-1945
mass production
Economics
Human rights and endurance
Migration
Social change
Technology

Great Escape (1927)   Back
1895-1964
mass entertainment: the movies
Economics
Media
Propaganda
Values

Breadline (1929)   Back
1929-1939
the Great Depression
Economics
Ideology of mass movements
Role of government
Social change

Sporting Fever (1930)   Back
1900-1939
growth of spectator sports
Ideology of mass movements
Nationalism
Politics
Propaganda
Role of government
Values

Master Race (1933)   Back
1926-1945
Nazi Germanys
Human rights and endurance
Ideology of mass movements
Military conflict
Nationalism
Politics
Prejudice
Propaganda
Role of government

Total War (1939)   Back
1939-1945
World War II
Geography
Human rights and endurance
Military conflict
Technology

Brave New World (1945)   Back
1945-1961
the Cold War
Geography
Nationalism
Politics
Propaganda
Values

Freedom Now (1947)   Back
1947-1990
end of colonialism
Economics
Geography
Human rights and endurance
Ideology of mass movements
Military conflict
Politics
Role of government
Values

Boomtime (1948)   Back
1945-1973
postwar economies
Economics
Migration
Social change

Fallout (1945)   Back
1945-1995
the atmoic bomb and nuclear energy
Human rights and endurance
Military conflict
Role of government

Asia Rising (1951)   Back
1951-1988
Japan's and Korea's rise to economic prominence
Economics
Environment
Ideology of mass movements
Role of government
Social change
Technology

Living Longer (1952)   Back
1944-1996
campaigns and medicine fighting widespread disease
Geography
Ideology of mass movements
Role of government
Values

Endangered Planet (1959)   Back
1959-1990
enviromental costs of economic progress
Economics
Environment
Human rights and endurance
Ideology of mass movements
Politics
Social change

Skin Deep (1960)   Back
1945-1994
racism in South Africa and in the United States
Human rights and endurance
Ideology of mass movements
Prejudice
Role of government

Picture Power (1963)   Back
1939-1997
television's evolution and influence
Media
Propaganda
Role of government
Social change
Values

Great Leap (1959)   Back
1934-1976
China under chairman Mao
Economics
Human rights and endurance
Ideology of mass movements
Propaganda
Role of government
Social change

Young Blood (1968)   Back
1950-1975
unprecedented youth rebellion
Human rights and endurance
Role of government
Technology

Half the People (1970)   Back
1917-1996
women's fight for equality
Economics
Human rights and endurance
Ideology of mass movements
Media
Social change

Guerilla Wars (1973)   Back
1956-1989
guerilla wars in Cuba, Vietnam, and Afghanistan
Geography
Human rights and endurance
Ideology of mass movements
Military conflict

God Fights Back (1979)   Back
1978-1992
religious fundamentalism in Iran and in the United States
Human rights and endurance
Ideology of mass movements
Politics
Values

People Power (1991)   Back
1971-1991
collpase of communism in Eastern Europe
Environment
Human rights and endurance
Nationalism
Technology

Fast Forward (1997)   Back
1980-1997
division of communities and globalization of markets
Economics
Human rights and endurance
Ideology of mass movements
Prejudice
Role of government
Technology



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