Discovering the Western Past A Look at the Evidence, Volume II: Since 1500

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  • Copyright: 2007-07-23
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This successful Western history version of the popular Discovering series provides a broad range of both visual and written sources. The unique pedagogical framework includes The Problem, Sources and Method, The Evidence, Questions to Consider, and Epilogue and Evaluation sections in each chapter. This structure promotes critical thinking, sharpens analytical skills, and builds student interest in the subject matter. The text emphasizes historical study as interpretation rather than memorization of data, with actual documents and artifacts from which students develop answers to historical questions.

Table of Contents

The Spread of the Reformation
The Evidence: Martin Luther's
sermon in Erfurt, Germany, 1521
Three 16th-century hymns Illustrations by Matthias Gerung, 1546
Woodcuts by Lucas Cranach and an unknown artist of religious pamphlets
Anonymous German pamphlet, 1523
Staging Absolutism
The Evidence: Jean Bodin
The Six Books of the Republic, 1576
Jacques B?nigne Bossuet
Politics Drawn from the Very
Words of the Holy Scriptures, 1678
The Duke of Saint-Simon on the Reign of Louis XIV
Royal portraits
The Mask of Apollo Engravings of Louis XIV as Roman
Emperor in Carousel of 1662
Illustrations of Versailles and Marly
The Mind of an Age
Science and Religion Confront
Eighteenth-Century Natural Disaster
The Evidence: Gabriel Malagrida and John Wesley on the cause of the Lisbon earthquake
Voltaire on Newtonian physics, 1733
Alexander Pope's An Essay on Man, 1734
Observation, from Denis Diderot's Encyclopedia, ca.1765
Natural History, General and Specific
Leclerc Poem on the Lisbon Disaster, by Voltaire and a letter to Voltaire from Jean-Jacques
Rousseau regarding the poem
"The Essay on Miracles," 1748
The System of Nature Paul-Henry Thiry, Baron d'Holbach, 1770
European Material Life, 1600-1800
The Evidence: Spring Agricultural
Labor from a fifteenth-century
French book of hours, Jean, Duc de Berry
Table of agricultural yields, 1600-1820
The Effects of Harvest Failure
A Meal of Gruel in a Dutch Peasant Family, 1653
A Peasant Kitchen with an Open Fire in the South Tyrol
Baltic grain exports, 1562-1650
Exports of slaves from Africa
Sugar imports in France, England, and Wales
Imports of groceries into England and Wales, 1559-1800
Illustration, "The Coffee House Patriots
or News from St. Eusatia," 1781
Value of wardrobes and linen, Paris, 1700-1789
"The Grumbling Hive: or, Knaves Turn'd Honest,"
Bernard Mandeville Tables of ownership of consumer goods
A Day in the French Revolution: July 14, 1789
The Evidence
The Bastille as a Symbol
The M?moires of Simon-Nicolas-Henri Linguet
Photograph of the rue du Fer-?-Moulin, 1870
Floor plan of a typical residential building in Faubourg
st.-Antoine Graphs depicting wheat prices in Paris and France in the eighteenth century
Table of bread and wage earner's budget
Map of Paris by economic circumstances of residents, 1790
Table of the trades of the Bastille insurgents, 1789
Marguerite Painaigre's petition to the French National
Assembly Travel account, Arthur Young, 1789
Duke of Dorset's report on Paris to the Foreign
Office in London
Labor Old and New
The Impact of the Industrial Revolution
The Evidence: Sabastien Le Prestre de Vaubans description of agricultural labor in France, about 1700
Testimony of an agricultural worker's wife and former factory worker, 1842
List of holidays during the work year in 17th-century Lille
France Guild regulations in the Prussian woolen industry, 1797
La Rochefoucauld describes the putting-out system in Rouen, France, 1781-1783
Scenes of weaving in Germany and England
Luddite labor protest in Yorkshire, 1812
Rules for workers in the foundry and engineering works of the Royal Overseas
Trading Company, Berlin, 1844
Apprenticeship contract for young women employed in the silk mills of Tarare, France, 1850s
Report of the Sadler Committee, 1832
Working conditions of a female textile worker in Germany, 1880s and 1890s
Report on the employment of children in three British mines, 1841-1842
Two Programs for Social and Political Change
Liberalism and Socialism
The Evidence
Alexis de Tocqueville's views on history
The problems of democracy, revolution
Ideals of government
Karl Marx's writings on history from
The Communist Manifesto
The Revolution of 1848 in Paris
Ideals of government and economy
Vienna and Paris, 1850-1930
The Development of the Modern City The Evidence
Illustrations of Vienna and Paris in the 1850s, leather workers on the Bi?vre River
Paris Drawing and photograph of the Viennese Ringstrasse
Maps of Paris and photographs of the construction of and the completed
Avenue de l'Opera Illustrations of Ringstrasse apartment building
Paris apartment building
Floor plan of Paris apartment building
Illustrations of the Prater, Vienna
The Buttes-Chaumont Park, Paris
19th-century working-class Paris suburb
the Lemoine Forges in 1881
Vienna workers tenement, early 20th century
Viennese S-Bahn and station
Parisian bus and tramway stop in 1936
Photographs of Karl Marx Hof in Vienna
Floor plan of Parisian low-cost housing, and photograph of Viennese Kongressbad
Expansion and Public Opinion
Advocates of the "New Imperialism" The Evidence
Friedrich Farbi's Bedarf Deutschland der Kolonien?, 1879
Letter urging British possession of the New Hebrides, 1883
Jules Ferry's appeal to the French to build the second colonial empire, 1890
Joseph Chamberlain's speech to the West Birmingham Relief Association, 1894
Ferdinando Martini, from Cose affricane, 1897
G.W. Steevens on the Sudan, 1898
Women in Russian Revolutionary Movements The Evidence: From the Memoirs of Elizabeta Kovalskaia, Moscow, 1926
Olga Liubatovich, Moscow, 1906
Praskovia Ivanoskaia, Moscow, 1926 and Eva Broido, Berlin, 1926
Alexandra Kollontai, Towards a History of the Working
Women's Movement in Russia, 1920
Petition to the Duma, 1906
Petition to the Provisional Government, 1917
Alexandra Kollontai, "In the Front Line of Fire," Pravda, 1917 And from the pamphlet "Working Woman and Mother," 1914
World War I
Total War The Evidence
World War I verse
The Front Lines, German infantry attack, 1912
British infantry going "Over the Top" in an attack on Kemmel Hill, April, 1918
Under Fire, by Henri Barbusse, 1916
Erich Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front, 1928
Verse by Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen
Letter from a former German student serving in France, 1914
Vera Brittain's account of a London air raid, 1917
German wartime civilian rations, 1918
Report on French public opinion in the Department of the Is?re
Tables depicting the employment of women in wartime
British industry and estimated military casualties by nation
Selling a Totalitarian System
The Evidence
Excerpts from Hitler's Mein Kampf
Directives for the presidential campaign of 1932
Adolf Hitler's S.A Order 111, 1926
Photographs of Regensburg S.A. banners and S.A. propaganda rally in Spandau, 1932
Report of a Nazi meeting held in a heavily communist quarter of Berlin, February 1927
Political posters from 1924 and 1932
Photograph of a National Socialist rally in the Berlin
Sports Palace, 1930
Verses from The Horst Wessel Song
Otto Dietrich's description of Hitler's campaign by airplane, 1932
Text from a Nazi pamphlet, ca. 1932
Graph depicting types and amounts of political violence in Northeim, Germany, 1930-1932
My Part in Germany's Fight
Report on the problem of stemming the spread of Nazi ideas in the Protestant youth movement, 1931
William L. Shirer's reactions to the Nazi party rally at Nuremberg, 1934
The Perils of Prosperity
The Unrest of Youth in the 1960s The Evidence
Pamphlet of the March 22 Movement
Leaflet issued by student and worker groups in France in 1968
Slogans of the Sorbonne Occupation Committee, May 16, 1968
French political posters and cartoons
"Ten Commandments for a Young Czechoslovak Intellectual,"
March 1968
" Wherefrom, with Whom, and Whither?"
The action program of the Communist
Party of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakian political cartoons
The European Nation State and Regional Ethnic
Nationalism The Evidence: Douglas Hyde on the revival of Gaelic, 1892
Significant European Regional Ethnic Minorities, ca. 1989
"The End of One France" Excerpts from the Finnish
Constitution Luis N??ez Astrain
"The KAS Alternative," 1978
Map of the USSR, 1989
Ethnic composition of the Soviet Union's successor states
Anna Politkovskaya, "Monsters and Human Beings," 1999
Map of national and ethnic minorities in the former Yugoslavia
Emir Suljagic, "Ethnic Cleansing" in Bosnia, 1992
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