Ways of the World: A Brief Global History with Sources, Volume 2

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Macmillan Higher Education, Dec 28, 2012 - History - 720 pages
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Ways of the World is one of the most successful and innovative new textbooks for world history in recent years. This 2-in-1 textbook and reader includes a brief-by-design narrative that is truly global and focuses on significant historical trends, themes, and developments in world history. Author Robert W. Strayer, a pioneer in the world history movement with years of classroom experience, provides a thoughtful and insightful synthesis that helps students see the big picture. Following each chapter's narrative are collections of primary written and visual sources organized around a particular theme, issue, or question so that students can consider the evidence the way historians do. Ways of the World is now integrated with LearningCurve, online adaptive quizzing that reinforces students' reading. Also available in number of affordable print and digital editions, incuding an edition without sources.
 

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Best Book ever, not like other text books. IT is written like a narrative and has beautiful documents and timelines. It has many comparisons between different societies, and very easy to read.

Contents

Maps
xxxv
Features
xxxvii
Working with Primary Sources
xxxix
The Three Cs of World History ChangeComparison and Connection
xliii
The Worlds of the Fifteenth Century
559
The Early Modern World 14501750
610
The European Moment In World History 17501914
772
The Most Recent Century 19142012
972
Notes
1188
Acknowledgments
1197
Index
1199
About the Author
1232
Inside Back Cover
1233
Back Cover
1234
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About the author (2012)

Robert W. Strayer (PhD, University of Wisconsin) taught African, Soviet, and world history for many years at SUNY College at Brockport, where he received Chancellor s Awards for Excellence in Teaching and for Excellence in Scholarship. In 1998 he was visiting professor of world and Soviet history at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. Since 2002, he has taught world history at the University of California, Santa Cruz; California State University, Monterey Bay; and Cabrillo College. His scholarship includes work in African history (Kenya: Focus on Nationalism, 1975; The Making of Mission Communities in East Africa, 1978); Soviet history (Why Did the Soviet Union Collapse?, 1998; The Communist Experiment, 2007) and World History (The Making of the Modern World, 1988, 1995; Ways of the World, 2009, 2011). He is a long-time member of the World History Association and served on its Executive Committee.

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