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The Essential Collection Volume 2 Versailles to Bosnia

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Product Code: 978-1-875695-10-2

The Essential Collection are resource books for modern history containing some of  the essential primary sources - both text and pictorial - on the major events of the period covered in each volume.

 Each volume also includes biographies, built up from primary sources, of many of the major individuals involved in the events. Each source is introduced with notes to place the source in its historical context and to explain the historical significance of the source.

 Volume One provides material from the French Revolution to the outbreak of the First World War.

 Volume Two covers the major events from the First World War to the outbreak of war in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s.

 

Introduction

 

  • The nature and use of historical evidence
  • History as enquiry
  • The nature of primary source evidence
  • The nature of secondary sources
  • Four levels of meaning in evidence
  • Writing paragraphs in historical studies
  • Glossary of historical terms

 

Part One :  Retribution and Self-Determination

 

  • Item 1 The war aims of Wilhelmine Germany, 1914
  • Item 2 The war aims of Great Britain, 1914
  • Item 3 Opposition to involvement in the Great War of 1914-18
  • Item 4 War Aims of the United States of America, 1917-19
  • Item 5 War in the trenches
  • Item 6 The 'Fourteen Points' as a plan for peace, 1918
  • Item 7 Assessments of the 'Fruits of Victory' in the Great War, 1918
  • Item 8 Extracts from the Treaty of Versailles, 1919
  • Item 9 Reactions to the Treaty of Versailles, 1919
  • Item 10 Biography One: Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924)
  • Item 11 An analysis of the reasons for the severity of the Treaty of Versailles
  • Item 12 A judgement on the Peace Treaty, 1919
  • Item 13 J.M. Keynes comments on the likely economic consequences of the peace settlements, 1920
  • Item 14 The failure to recognise the interdependence of nations, 1921

 

Part Two: The League of Nations Experiment

 

  • Item 15 General Smuts argues for the formation of a league of nations, 1918
  • Item 16 The Covenant of the League of Nations, 1919
  • Item 17 A British cartoonist sees obstacles to the success of the League of Nations, 1920
  • Item 18 A balance sheet on the League of Nations, 1930
  • Item 19 An expression of misgivings about the League of Nations, 1933
  • Part Three: Building a New Socialist Society
  • Item 20 V.I. Lenin promises the people of Russia peace, bread and land, 1917
  • Item 21 The socialisation of land in Russia, 1917
  • Item 22 Lenin advocates the 'New Economic Policy', 1921
  • Item 23 Biography Two: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
  • Item 24 Stalin proclaims the aim of building 'socialism in one country', 1926
  • Item 25 The purpose of the 'Five-Year' plans in the USSR
  • Item 26 The Soviet collectivisation policy, 1930s
  • Item 27 Biography Three: Josef Stalin
  • Item 28 A British clergyman expresses admiration for the 'Soviet experiment', 1939
  • Item 29 The British Labour Party predicts a new social order, 1918
  • Item 30 Biography Four: Sidney and Beatrice Webb

 

Part Four: Boom and Bust: The Capitalist Experiment

 

  • Item 31 The boom period of the 1920s in the USA
  • Item 32 A warning that attempts to punish Germany would bring on ruin, 1921
  • Item 33 The 'General Strike' in Britain, 1926
  • Item 34 The 'Wall Street Crash', 1929 and a defence of the 'American system' of free enterprise, 1932
  • Item 35 F .D. Roosevelt promises the American people a 'New Deal', 1932
  • Item 36 Biography Five: Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Item 37 Effects of the Depression in northern England, 1934
  • Item 38 The Depression in Australia, 1932

 

Part Five:  Ideology and Power: Fascism and Nazism

 

  • Item 39 The doctrine of fascism, 1932
  • Item 40 Fascist youth organisations, 1930s
  • Item 41 The symbols of fascism and Nazism
  • Item 42 The success of Hitler in reviving German pride, 1934
  • Item 43 The nature of Hitler's 'National Socialism', 1930s
  • Item 44 Adolf Hitler's domestic policies proclaimed in his book

 

Part Six: Aggression and Appeasement

  • Item 50 The Kellogg-Briand Pact: a high peak of idealism, 1928
  • Item 51 The Manchurian crisis as a test of the League of Nations, 1931
  • Item 52 The Italian invasion of Ethiopia, 1935
  • Item 53 German rearmament and the reoccupation of the Rhineland, 1936
  • Item 54 Re-emergence of the force of nationalism, 1935
  • Item 55 Expansionist policies in fascist and Nazi ideologies, 1937-39
  • Item 56 Mussolini announces the Rome-Berlin Axis, 1936
  • Item 57 The Anschluss (union) of Germany and Austria, 1938
  • Item 58 The Sudeten land crisis and the Munich Agreement, 1938
  • Item 59 Chamberlain's agreement with Germany, 1938
  • Item 60 Misgivings expressed about the likely effects of the Munich Agreement, 1938
  • Item 61 The Molotov-Ribbentrop (Soviet-German) Pact, 1939
  • Item 62 A British playwright comments on Hitler's seizure of Poland, 1939
  • Item 63 British and Australian declarations of war, 1939

Part Seven: World War II: Ideals and Objectives

  • Item 64 Prime Minister Churchill states the war policy of the British Government, 1940
  • Item 65 Winston Churchill exudes defiance of nazism, 1940
  • Item 66 Through the policy of 'Lend-Lease', the USA becomes the 'arsenal of democracy'
  • Item 67 The Atlantic Charter, 1941
  • Item 68 The German invasion of the USSR, 1941
  • Item 69 Stalin calls on the citizens of the USSR to resist Nazi invasion, 1941
  • Item 70 Biography Seven: Winston Churchill
  • Item 71 Roosevelt asks congress to declare war, 1941
  • Item 72 Churchill speaks of the alliance with the USA and the entry of Japan
  • into the war, 1942
  • Item 73 Japan's war aims in the Pacific, 1941
  • Item 74 The prime minister of Australia 'looks to America', 1941
  • Item 75 The Nazi policy of persecuting the Jewish people, 1933-45
  • Item 76 The 'Big Three' conclude the Yalta Agreement, 1945
  • Item 77 The use of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, 1945

Part Eight: The United Nations and Decolonisation

  • Item 78 The Yalta Agreement makes provision for the post-war formation, of a world
  • organisation, February 1945
  • Item 79 The Charter of the United Nations Organisation, 1945
  • Item 80 The purpose and principles of the United Nations Organisation, 1945
  • Item 81 The Universal Declaration of the Rights of Man, 1948
  • Item 82 The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), 1947
  • Item 83 The trusteeship function of the United Nations Organisation, 1945
  • Item 84 Criticism of the effectiveness of the United Nations Organisation, 1970

Part Nine: New Nations and Neo-imperialism

  • Item 85 The British Government promises the gradual development of self-governing institutions in India, 1917
  • Item 86 Mohandas Gandhi advocates civil disobedience as a means of rejecting
  • British rule in India, and asserts the superiority of Indian civilisation, 1919 and 1946
  • Item 87 Biography Eight: 'Mahatma' Gandhi
  • Item 88 Sukarno argues for independence for a free Indonesia, 1930
  • Item 89 Ho Chi Minh claims the right of self-government for the Vietnamese people, 1945
  • Item 90 Mao Zedong proclaims the People's Republic of China, 1949
  • Item 91 Mao Zedong's objectives for a Great Proletarian Revolution, 1949-69
  • Item 92 Biography Nine: Mao Zedong
  • Item 93 Neo-imperialism, 1955-64
  • Item 94 Aid as imperialism, 1961-71

 Part Ten: The Cold War and the 'New World Order'

  • Item 95 The 'Iron Curtain' is established, 1946
  • Item 96 Fear of international communism results in the USA adopting the policy of 'containment', 1946-47
  • Item 97 The Truman Doctrine, 1947
  • Item 98 The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, 1949
  • Item 99 The Warsaw Pact, 1955
  • Item 100 The 'domino theory' and the policy of 'massive retaliation', 1954-56
  • Item 101 A Western cartoonist's view of 'the Cold War', 1954
  • Item 102 President Kennedy and the Cuban crisis, 1962
  • Item 103 The Brezhnev Doctrine, 1968
  • Item 104 Reasons for American and Australian involvement in the Vietnam War
  • Item 105 America's involvement in the Vietnam War labelled as 'imperialist', 1971
  • Item 106 The Guam or Nixon Doctrine: a change in Cold War tactics, 1973
  • Item 107 A claim that the American and Australian involvement in Vietnam was justified, 1989
  • Item 108 A criticism of President Reagan's role in the Cold War, 1986
  • Item 109 Gorbachev's plans for 'perestroika' - reconstructing the USSR, 1987
  • Item 110 Biography Ten: Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Item 111 The United Nations acts to expel Iraq from the occupied territory of Kuwait, 1990
  • Item 112 The complexity of the United Nations' actions in Bosnia, 1993

 Part Eleven: Education, Human Rights and 'the Global Village’

  • Item 113 Jerome Bruner defines the process of education, 1960
  • Item 114 Laurence Stenhouse argues for a 'process' rather than an
  • 'objectives' emphasis in education, 1975
  • Item 115 Germaine Greer speaks for women's rights in The Female Eunuch, 1970
  • Item 116 The case for women's history, 1982
  • Item 117 Martin Luther King asks that Black Americans should be 'free at last', 1963
  • Item 118 Biography Eleven: Sigmund Freud
  • Item 119 The 'population bomb' and sustainable development, 1992
  • Item 120 The pro-democracy protest in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, 1989
  • Item 121 The 'global village', 1989

Index

 

 
 
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