Pt. 1. Revolutionary Origins of Capitalist Democracy. Ch. I. England and the Contributions of Violence to Gradualism. Ch. II. Evolution and Revolution in France. Ch. III. The American Civil War: The Last Capitalist Revolution
Pt. 2. Three Routes to the Modern World in Asia
Note: Problems in Comparing European and Asian Political Processes. Ch. IV. The Decay of Imperial China and the Origins of the Communist Variant. Ch. V. Asian Fascism: Japan. Ch. VI. Democracy in Asia: India and the Price of Peaceful Change
Pt. 3. Theoretical Implications and Projections. Ch. VII. The Democratic Route to Modern Society. Ch. VIII. Revolution from Above and Fascism. Ch. IX. The Peasants and Revolution
Epilogue: Reactionary and Revolutionary Imagery
Appendix: A Note on Statistics and Conservative Historiography.