World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society

Whether they are investigating how the peace of World War I led to World War II or comparing U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia with the Iraq War, this database from ABC-CLIO helps students develop a deeper critical understanding of conflict.

Content Includes

  • Complete overviews of 30 wars with timelines, causes and consequences, portraits of opponents, and links to supporting facts, figures and primary sources
  • More than 8,000 reference entries on important places, events, movements, ideas, artifacts, and organizations
  • More than 10,000 primary sources, including photos, maps, personal accounts, and video and audio clips
  • An "Analyze" section to support student inquiry into historical dilemmas through pre-populated, probing questions

Enhance Understanding with Primary Sources

War is a turning point, changing the lives of leaders as well as ordinary families and citizens. Whether fighting for independence, forging alliances, or defeating a global threat, history is shaped when nations go to war. The balanced, expert analysis found in this database models good historical thinking on conflict periods that have defined our world from its earliest beginnings to today, helping researchers draw connections between past and present events.

Complete with overviews of more than 30 wars, World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society includes timelines, causes and consequences, portraits of opponents, and links to supporting facts and figures. Researchers, students and teachers can draw from more than 8,000 primary sources, like photos, maps, personal accounts, and video and audio clips. The database is available in both academic and school versions.