Dr. Stearns has authored or edited over 100 books. He has published widely in modern social history, including the history of emotions, and in world history. Representative works in world history include World History: A Survey; The Industrial Revolution in World History; Gender in World History;Consumerism in World History and Growing Up: The History of Childhood in Global Context. His publications in social history include Old Age in Preindustrial Society; Anxious Parents: A History of Modern American Childrearing;American Cool: Developing the Twentieth-Century Emotional Style; Fat History: Bodies and Beauty in Western Society; The Battleground of Desire: The Struggle for Self-Control in Modern America; American Fear: The Causes and Consequences of High Anxiety; Revolutions in Sorrow: A History of American Experiences and Policies Toward Death in Global Context; and From Alienation to Addiction: Modern American Work in Global Historical Perspective. He has also edited encyclopedias of world and social history, and since 1967 has served as editor-in-chief of The Journal of Social History.
The Industrial Revolution in World History By Peter N
“This book persuasively addresses one of the key questions in modern history: how human experience has been reshaped by mass marketing. It includes but goes beyond attention to advertising, to a fascinating exploration of technology’s impact on products and packaging, and how the result has transformed sensory response. A groundbreaking effort.” –Peter N. Stearns, author of The Industrial Revolution in World History
Stearns, author of The Industrial Revolution in World History
The Encyclopedia of the Industrial Revolution in World History is a three-volume work of over 1,000 entries on the rise and spread of the Industrial Revolution across the world. Entries comprise accessible but scholarly explorations of topics from the “aerospace industry” to “zaibatsu.” Contributor articles not only address topics of technology and technical innovation but emphasize the individual human and social experience of industrialization. Entries include generous selections of biographical figures and human communities, with articles on entrepreneurs, working men and women, families, and organizations. They also cover legal developments, disasters, and the environmental impact of the Industrial Revolution. Each entry also includes cross-references and a brief list of suggested readings to alert readers to more detailed information.
The Industrial Revolution in World History 2nd ed