HSC Modern History Study Guide (2019 Syllabus)

Author: Brian Brennan, Publisher: Modern History Seminars

This Modern History Seminars study guide gives HSC students direct access to the most recent interpretations and the most up-to-date research in the new Modern History Syllabus to be examined for the first time in 2019.

  • timelines and definitions of key terms and concepts
  • content outlines in point form cover the essentials of each topic
  • different interpretations are highlighted
  • advice for HSC examination preparation and fifty-six exam-style questions.


  • 1. Introduction. Success in the HSC Modern History examination
  • Section I: Core Study
  • 2. Power and Authority in the Modern World 1919-1946
  • Section II: National Studies
  • 3. China 1927-1949
  • 4. Japan 1904-1937
  • 5. Russia 1917-1941
  • 6. USA 1919-1941
  • Section III: Peace and Conflict
  • 7. Conflict in Indochina 1954-1979
  • 8. Conflict in the Pacific 1937-1951
  • 9. Conflict in Europe 1935-1945
  • Section IV: Change in the Modern World
  • 10. China: The Cultural Revolution to Tiananmen Square 1966-1989
  • 11. Civil Rights in the USA 1945-1968
  • 12. The Changing World Order 1945-2011

About the Author

Dr Brian Brennan is an experienced teacher who has taught Modern History in high schools and lectured in 20th century history at university. For over 20 years he has taught in the 'Modern History Seminars' study days for HSC students.

More Information
Year Level Year 12
Edition 1st
Date of Publication 2019
ISBN 9780646992587
Subject History, Modern History
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