The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 4: The Modern Age: From Victoria's Empire to the End of the USSR

by Susan Wise Bauer Author

(From Amazon): Discover the marvelous stories of the world's modern nations with the newest volume of this read-aloud series. Where was the Crystal Palace? Who was the Sick Man of Europe? And how did cow fat start a revolution? Now more than ever, other countries and customs affect our everyday lives—and our children need to learn about the people who live all around the world. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of modern nations all around the world. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, the final volume of the popular Story of the World series weaves world history into a storybook format, covering major historical events in the years 1850-2000. From the Middle East and China to Africa and the Americas—find out what happened all around the world in the last century and a half. Designed as a read-aloud project for parents and children to share together, The Story of the World includes the stories of each continent and people group.


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  • 1 Britain's Empire
  • 2 West Against East
  • 3 British Invasions
  • 4 Resurrection and Rebellion
  • 5 The American Civil War
  • 6 Two Tries For Freedom
  • 7 Two Empires, Three Republics, and One Kingdom
  • 8 Becoming Modern
  • 9 Two More Empires, Two Rebellions
  • 10 A Canal to the East and a Very Dry Deser
  • 11 The Far Parts of the World
  • 12 Unhappy Unions
  • 13 The Old-Fashioned Emperor and the Red Sultan
  • 14 Two Czars and Two Emperors
  • 15 Small Countries With Large Invaders
  • 16 The Expanding United States
  • 17 China's Troubles
  • 18 Europe and the Countries Just East
  • 19 China, Vietnam - and France
  • 20 Revolution in the Americas... War in the World
  • 21 A Revolution Begins, and the Great War Ends
  • 22 National Uprisings
  • 23 "Peace" and a Man of War
  • 24 The King and Il Duce
  • 25 Armies in China
  • 26 The Great Crash, and What Came of It
  • 27 Civil War and Invasion
  • 28 The Second World War
  • 29 The End of World War II
  • 30 Partitioned Countries
  • 31 Western Bullies and American Money
  • 32 Africa and China After World War II
  • 33 Communism in Asia
  • 34 Dictators in South America and Africa
  • 35 The Cold War
  • 36 Struggles and Assasinations
  • 37 Two Short Wars and One Long One
  • 38 Two Ways of Fighting
  • 39 The 1980s in the East and the Mideast
  • 40 The 1980s in the USSR
  • 41 Communism Crumbles - but Survives
  • 42 The End of the Twentieth Century

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