Discovering the Global Past since 1400 Vol. 2 : A Look at the Evidence

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  • Copyright: 2006-06-13
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This successful world history version of the popular Discovering series contains a multi-part pedagogical framework that guides students through the process of historical inquiry and explanation. The text emphasizes historical study as interpretation rather than memorization of data. The Third Edition integrates new documents and revised coverage throughout, while the comparative chapters contribute to a more thorough and balanced examination of global history. Each chapter is organized within the same pedagogical framework: The Problem, Background, The Method, The Evidence, Questions to Consider, and Epilogue.

Table of Contents

First Encounters: The Creation of Cultural Stereotypes (1450-1650)
The Evidence: Joao Baptista Lavanha, 1597
Anonymous Portuguese Pilot, ca. 1535
Nzinga Mbemba, 1526
Christopher Columbus, 1530s
Amerigo Vespucci, 1497-1498
Native American account of Cort?s's Conquest ca. 1530
Bernardino de Avila Gir?n, 1590s
Cosme de Torres, 1550s-1560s
Francis Xavier, 1549-51
Joao Rodrigues, ca. 1620
Alessandro Valignano ca. 1583
Louren?o Mexia, ca. 1590s
Anonymous, Kirishitan monogatari, 1639
Suzuki Shosan, 1642
Tokugawa Iemitsu, Edict of 1635 ordering closing of Japan
Villages in an Era of Centralizing States, 1450-1650
The Evidence: Village by-laws from Great Horwood Court roll of Teynton, 1541
Statute of Henry VIII regarding the shooting of Longbows, 1511
Report from the general inspection of the Chupaychu, 1549
Pedro de Cieza de Le?n, Cr?nicas, 1553
Extract from Garcilosa de la Vega Illustration from Guaman Poma de Ayala, El Primer Nueva Coronica y Buen Gobierno So regulations Joint petition by villagers, 1407
Decrees regarding military service of villagers Regulations for villagers issued by the Tokugawa Shogunate, 1643
Screen with village scene by Kusumi Morikage
Labor and Property in Rural Societies (1500-1800)
The Evidence: The L? Code, Vietnam, 16th-17th century the Agama Law Code, Java, 16th century Antonio de Morga's History of the Philippine Islands, 1609
Illustration from a map of the Philippines, 1734
William Marsden's History of Sumatra, 1783
William ten Rhyne, A Short Account of the Cape of Good Hope, 1686
Extract from Peter Kolb, The Present State of the Cape of Good-Hope, 1719
Pen and ink drawing of Khoikhoi family and stock, Unknown Artist, ca. 1700
Pen and ink drawing of Khoikhoi woman milking, Unknown Artist, ca. 1700
The Law Code from the territory of Salzburg, Austria, 1526
Regulations for vineyard workers in W?rttemberg, 1550
The land register in the Silesian village of Zedlitz, 1790
Johann Jacob Gr?mbke's description of harvesting grain in R?gen, 1805
Hay-making in Germany, 1532
A female dairy farmer in Nuremberg, Germany, 1766
Sweet Nexus: Sugar and the Origins of the Modern World (1600-1800)
The Evidence: Excerpt from Joseph Addison
The Spectator, May 19, 1711
Frederick Slare, defends sugar, 1715
E. T. Parris cartoon showing English attitudes toward sugar consumption
A letter to a member of Parliament, 1745
William Blake, "Europe Supported by Africa and America," 1796
Importation and population statistics for the British West Indies in the 18th century Olaudah Equiano
The Life of Olaudah Equiano, 1814
Richard Ligon
A True and Exact History of the Island of Barbadoes, 1673
Clark, "Ten Views of Antigua", 1823
Advertisement for East India sugar basins Selection from The Biography of Mahommah Gardo Baquaqua, 1854
The Confucian Family (1600-1800)
The Evidence: Ming family portrait, late 16th century
Family instructions for the Miu lineage, late 16th century
Y?an Chiang, section of "The East Garden," handscroll, late 17th century
Gui Youguang, "A Sketch of My Mother," late 16th century
Sample contracts for purchasing of a concubine and selling a son, 16th century
From Classic of Filiality, or Xiao Jing (Hsiao Ching), ca. 2nd century B.C.E
From Zhu Xi's (Chu Hsi) Family Rituals, 12th century
From Pu Suling (P'u Su-ling)
The Bonds of Matrimony, 17th century
Zheng Xie's (Cheng Hsieh)"Mother-in-Law Is Cruel," 18th century
From Chen Duxiu (Ch'en Tu-hsiu), "The Ways of Confucius and Modern Life," 1916
The Liberator-Hero and Western Revolutions (1770s-1810s)
The Evidence: Fisher Ames's eulogy for George Washington, Boston, February 8, 1800
Gilbert Stuart, George Washington (The Landsdowne Portrait), 1797
F.E. Guiraut, funeral oration for Marat, Paris, July 1793
Jacques Louis David, Portrait of Marat, 1793
Henri Christophe, Manifesto, 1814
J. Barlow, Portrait of Toussaint Louverture, ca. 1805
Dr. Eduardo Calcano, oration at the reinterment of Bolivar, October 28, 1876
Jose Gil de Castro's Painting of Sim?n Bol?var, Lima, 1830
Constitutional Responses to European Expansion in Africa and the Pacific (1850-1890)
The Evidence: Kingdom of Hawaii Constitution of 1852
King Kamehameha V addresses the Hawaiian Legislature, 1864
Hawaii's last queen on American annexation Coat of arms of the Hawaiian monarchy
An argument for African self-rule, 1868
Fante Asafo flag Constitution of the Fante Confederation, 1871
A Fante appeal to British authorities, 1872
Industrializing the Nation: Germany and Japan (1860-1900)
The Evidence: Hagen Rolling Mill, 1860s, Krupp Steel Works, 1912
From Max Weber, Inaugural Lecture at Freiburg University, 1895
Cartoon, "Through Darkest Germany, a View Inland," 1899
A German worker's apartment, 1910
The Erfurt Social Democratic Party Program, 1890
Ando Hirosh?ge, Woodblock Print of Tokyo's First Railway Station, 1870s
From Okubo Toshimichi, Recommendation on Industrialization, 1874
Kawanabe Gyosai, Woodblock Print of Trade Fair of 1877
From Ito Hirobumi, Speech at a homecoming celebration, 1895
Cartoon from Tokyo Puck, "Taxes Rise After the Russo-Japanese War," 1905
Ichiyosai Kuniteru, Woodblock Print of an Early Japanese Silk Mill, 19th-century
Oral Records of "Crossing Nomugi Pass" to Work in the Suma Mills, ca. 1900
Modernity: From Promise to Threat
The Evidence: From Jean Antoine Nicholas de Condorcet
The Progress of the Human Mind
"The First Half of the Nineteenth Century Progress of the Nation, and the Race"
"Years of the Modern"
Socialism: Utopian and Scientific
Mohandis K. Gandhi
Hind Swaraj Olive Schreiner
Woman and Labour, 1911
A Declaration of Beliefs by the New Youth Still Shots from Fritz Lang's film Metropolis
Extract from Jos? Ortega y Gasset
The Revolt of the Masses Excerpts from Jawaharlal Nehru, Glimpses of World History, 1933
Nationalism, Motherhood, and Women's Rights in Brazil, Egypt, and Japan (1890s-1930s)
The Evidence: Francisca Diniz
"Equality of Rights," O Sexo Feminino, 1890
Bertha Lutz, letter to the editor, Revista da Semana, December 23, 1918
Editorials from Revista Feminina, 1921 and 1922
Qasim Amin, extracts from The Liberation of Women, 1899
Saiza Nabarawi, editorial in L'Egyptienne, 1933
Hiratsuka Raicho, speech to the Association of New Women, 1919
Hiratsuka Raicho and Ichikawa Fusae, preamble to bill allowing women to join political groups, 1920
Yosano Akiko, suffrage song, 1920s Manifesto of the founding of the League for the Realization of Women's Suffrage, 1924
Lands of Desire: Department Stores, Advertising, and the New Consumerism (1920s)
The Evidence: Strawbridge & Clothier, Philadelphia, 1922
Mappin Stores, Brazil Bon March?, Paris 1923
Advertisement for corsets, Istanbul, 1911
Hudson' Bay Company, Canada, 1926
Myer's Australia, 1929
Fashions, Both Chinese and "Foreign" Styles, in Liangyou buabao, July 1935
Garlick's, South Africa, 1926
The Industrial Crisis and the Centralization of Government (1924-1939)
The Evidence: Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald, February 12, 1931
President Franklin Roosevelt, April 14, 1938
Chancellor Adolf Hitler, September 10, 1936
Hashimoto Kingoro, "Address to Young Men," 1930s Josef Stalin, Report to Seventeenth Congress, January 26, 1934
Index of industrial production, 1929-1938 (1929= 100)
Unemployment (numbers out of work and percentage of civilian labor force), 1930-1938
Central government revenues and expenditures in national currencies, 1924-1940 (in millions)
Tariffs, import duties, taxes imposed Defense expenditures of Great Britain, the United States, Germany, and Japan, 1930-1938 (in millions of current dollars)
Armed services spending as a percentage of total government expenditures in Japan, 1931-1938
Total budget, USSR, and percentage spent on defense, 1933-1940
Total War: The Cost of Unlimited Conflict (1914-1945)
The Evidence: Carl von Clausewitz, On War, 1832
Lloyd George on the Battle of the Somme, July 1, 1916
French and British World War I posters Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig
"Features of the War," fourth supplement to The London Gazette, Tuesday, April 8, 1919
Paul Val?ry, "The Crisis of Spirit," 1919
Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front, 1929
Report on Rape of Nanking, New York Times, 1937
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, annual message to Congress, January 6, 1942
Rosie the Riveter, American propaganda icon Reichsmarschal Hermann Goering, German radio broadcast, October 4, 1942
President Roosevelt's radio address on Casablanca Conference, February 12, 1943
United States Strategic Bomb Survey (Pacific War), 1946
Iwao Nakamura, recollections of August 6, 1945
Crucible of Conflict: The Suez Crisis (1956)
The Evidence: Sir Anthony Eden, British Foreign Secretary, discusses British obligations, June 18, 1952
From Gamal Abdel Nasser, The Philosophy of Revolution, 1959
Statement on foreign affairs by Moshe Sharett, Israel Premier and Foreign Minister, October 18, 1955
Gamal Abdel Nasser announces the nationalization of the Suez Canal, July 26, 1956
Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egypt, August 1, 1956
English cartoon, "The Colossus of Suez," 1956
The British Cabinet reacts to the nationalization of the Suez Canal, July 27, 1956
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower cautions Sir Anthony Eden on the use of force, September 3, 1956
Sir Anthony Eden, British Prime Minister, replies to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, September 6, 1956
From the memoirs of Moshe Dayan, Israeli Minister of Defense, 1976
S?vres Protocol, October 22-24, 1956
Draft resolution from the United States to the UN Security Council, October 30, 1956
Soviet response to the aggression against Egypt, October 31, 1956
Discussion with the British Cabinet, November 28, 1956
Exchange between the U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and U.S. Senator Richard Russell, January 2, 1957
Letter from British Prime Minister Eden to senior cabinet ministers, December 28, 1956
President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt Discusses Suez, 1966
British cartoon, 1962
Religious Fundamentalism in the Modern World: Faith, Identity and Contemporary Politics (1970s-present)
The Evidence: Pat Robertson
"God's Protection Lifted from American," 2003
Interview with Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue, September 1988
Sayyid Qutb, "Religion and Society in ...Islam"
Frontline interview with Osama bin Laden, May 1998
From Rabbi Eliezer Waldman, article in Jewish Press (New York), June 21, 2002
From Eliezer Waldman, "The Divine Zionist Roadmap," 2003
Shlomo Avineri, "Zionism as a Permanent Revolution," 1981
M.S. Goldwalkar, Selections from We, or Our Nationhood Defined, 1938
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