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Ways of the World with Sources for AP*

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2016-01-22
  • Publisher: MPS HIGH SCHOOL

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Ways of the World is the ideal textbook for your redesigned AP® World History classroom. Like the AP® course it supports, Ways of the World focuses on significant historical trends, themes, and developments in world history. Authors Robert Strayer and Eric Nelson provide a thoughtful and insightful synthesis that helps students see the big picture. Each chapter then culminates with collections of primary sources organized around a particular theme, issue, or question, allowing students to consider the evidence the way historians do.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

To the Student

How to Get the Most from This Program

Working with Evidence

Historical Thinking Skills: An AP® Primer

Prologue: From Cosmic History to Human History

PART ONE First Things First: Beginnings in History, to 600 b.c.e.

1. First Peoples; First Farmers: Most of History in a Single Chapter, to 4000 b.c.e.

2. First Civilizations: Cities, States, and Unequal Societies, 3500 b.c.e.–500 b.c.e.

PART TWO Second-Wave Civilizations in World History, 600 b.c.e.–600 c.e.

3. State and Empire in Eurasia/North Africa, 500 b.c.e.–500 c.e.

4. Culture and Religion in Eurasia/North Africa, 500 b.c.e.–500 c.e.

5. Society and Inequality in Eurasia/North Africa, 500 b.c.e.–500 c.e.

6. Commonalities and Variations: Africa, the Americas, and Pacific Oceania, 500 b.c.e.–1200 c.e.

PART THREE An Age of Accelerating Connections, 600–1450

7. Commerce and Culture, 500–1500

8. China and the World: East Asian Connections, 500–1300

9. The Worlds of Islam: Afro-Eurasian Connections, 600–1500

10. The Worlds of Christendom: Contraction, Expansion, and Division, 500–1300

11. Pastoral Peoples on the Global Stage: The Mongol Moment, 1200–1500

12. The Worlds of the Fifteenth Century

PART FOUR The Early Modern World, 1450–1750

13. Political Transformations: Empires and Encounters, 1450–1750

14. Economic Transformations: Commerce and Consequence, 1450–1750

15. Cultural Transformations: Religion and Science, 1450–1750

PART FIVE The European Moment in World History, 1750–1900

16. Atlantic Revolutions, Global Echoes, 1750–1914

17. Revolutions of Industrialization, 1750–1914

18. Colonial Encounters in Asia, Africa, and Oceania, 1750–1950

19. Empires in Collision: Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia, 1800–1914

PART SIX The Most Recent Century, 1900–2015

20. Collapse at the Center: World War, Depression, and the Rebalancing of Global Power, 1914–1970s

21. Revolution, Socialism, and Global Conflict: The Rise and Fall of World Communism, 1917–present

22. The End of Empire: The Global South on the Global Stage, 1914–present

23. Capitalism and Culture: The Acceleration of Globalization, since 1945




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