The Global 1930s: The International Decade
Taylor & Francis, Jul 4, 2017 - 236 pages
Decentering the traditional narrative of American breadlines, Soviet show trials and German fascists, The Global 1930s
takes a truly international approach to exploring this turbulent
decade. Though nationalism was prevalent throughout this period, Matera
and Kent contend that the 1930s are better characterized by the
development of internationalist impulses and transnational connections,
and this volume illlustrates how the familiar events of this decade
shaped and were shaped by a much wider global context.
organized, this book is divided into four main parts, covering the
evolving concept and trappings of modernism, growing political and
cultural internationalism, the global economic crisis and challenges to
Chapters discuss topics such as the rivalry between imperial
powers, colonial migration and race relations, rising anti-colonial
sentiments, feminism and gender dynamics around the world, the Great
Depression and its far-reaching repercussions, the spread of both
communist and fascist political ideologies and the descent once more
into global warfare.
This book deftly interrogates the
western-focused historical tropes of the interwar years, emphasizing the
importance and interconnectedness of events in Asia, Africa and Latin
America. Wide-ranging and comprehensive, it is essential and fascinating
reading for all students of the international history of the 1930s.