Sources of the Making of the West  Volume I Book

Sources of the Making of the West Volume I


  • Author : Katharine J. Lualdi
  • Publisher : Bedford Books
  • Release Date : 2018-09-12
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 1319154514

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Sources of The Making of the West provides written and visual documents closely aligned with each chapter of The Making of the West. This two-volume collection reinforces the major political, economic, social, and cultural developments in the textbook by allowing students to engage directly with the voices of those who experienced them. Over thirty new documents and visual sources highlight the diversity of historical voices -- including both notable figures and ordinary individuals -- that shaped each period. To aid students in approaching and interpreting documents, each chapter contains an introduction, document headnotes, and questions for discussion.

Sources of The Making of the West  Volume I  To 1750 Book
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Sources of The Making of the West Volume I To 1750


  • Author : Katharine J. Lualdi
  • Publisher : Macmillan Higher Education
  • Release Date : 2012-02-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781457605505

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Sources of The Making of the West Volume I To 1750 Excerpt :

Sources of The Making of the West provides written and visual documents closely aligned with each chapter of The Making of the West. This two-volume collection reinforces the major political, economic, social, and cultural developments in the textbook by allowing students to engage directly with the voices of those who experienced them. Over thirty new documents and visual sources highlight the diversity of historical voices — including both notable figures and ordinary individuals — that shaped each period. To aid students in approaching and interpreting documents, each chapter contains an introduction, document headnotes, and questions for discussion.

Sources of The Making of the West  Volume 2 Book

Sources of The Making of the West Volume 2


  • Author : Katharine J. Lualdi
  • Publisher : Macmillan Higher Education
  • Release Date : 2018-09-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781319155971

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Sources of The Making of the West Volume 2 Excerpt :

Sources of The Making of the West helps bring the history of the west to life. Thoroughly revised and designed to be used independently or as a companion reader, this two volume collection parallels the major topics and themes covered in each chapter of The Making of the West. A broad range of source types and themes illuminate historical experience from a diversity of perspectives. Now with a visual source and a comparative source pairing in every chapter, this reader offers instructors even more opportunities to promote classroom discussion of primary documents and to help students develop essential historical thinking skills. Sources of The Making of the West is FREE when packaged with The Making of the West, Sixth Edition or when packaged with The Making of the West, Achieve Read & Practice. It is included for FREE in the LaunchPad for The Making of the West.

The Making of the West  Combined Volume Book

The Making of the West Combined Volume


  • Author : Lynn Hunt
  • Publisher : Macmillan Higher Education
  • Release Date : 2021-09-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 1209
  • ISBN 10 : 9781319407964

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The Making of the West Combined Volume Excerpt :

The Making of the West has all of the tools students need to understand the cross-cultural, global exchanges that shaped Western history.

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World Book
Score: 4
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Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World


  • Author : Jack Weatherford
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9780609809648

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Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World Excerpt :

A re-evaluation of Genghis Khan's rise to power examines the reforms the conqueror instituted throughout his empire and his uniting of East and West, which set the foundation for the nation-states and economic systems of the modern era.

The Making of the West  Value Edition  Volume 1 Book

The Making of the West Value Edition Volume 1


  • Author : Lynn Hunt
  • Publisher : Macmillan Higher Education
  • Release Date : 2018-09-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 9781319171414

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The Making of the West Value Edition Volume 1 Excerpt :

With a superior chronological organization, The Making of the West tells the story of the cross-cultural, global exchanges that have shaped western history. This two-color Value Edition includes the unabridged narrative and select maps and images from the comprehensive text. LaunchPad also features all of the contents of the comprehensive edition in full color, including primary source features and summative quizzing in each chapter, numerous supplement options, and a free companion sourcebook. With LaunchPad, the Value Edition is an excellent resource at an outstanding price. Available for free when packaged with the print book, the popular digital assignment and assessment options for this text bring skill building and assessment to a highly effective level. The active learning options come in LaunchPad which combines an accessible e-book with LearningCurve, an adaptive and automatically graded learning tool that--when assigned--helps ensure students read the book; the complete companion reader with comparative questions that help students build arguments from those sources; and many other study and assessment tools. For instructors who want the easiest and most affordable way to ensure students come to class prepared Achieve Read & Practice pairs LearningCurve, adaptive quizzing and our mobile, accessible Value Edition e-book, in one easy-to-use product.

Sources of the Self Book

Sources of the Self


  • Author : Charles Taylor
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 1992-03-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674257047

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Sources of the Self Excerpt :

In this extensive inquiry into the sources of modern selfhood, Charles Taylor demonstrates just how rich and precious those resources are. The modern turn to subjectivity, with its attendant rejection of an objective order of reason, has led—it seems to many—to mere subjectivism at the mildest and to sheer nihilism at the worst. Many critics believe that the modern order has no moral backbone and has proved corrosive to all that might foster human good. Taylor rejects this view. He argues that, properly understood, our modern notion of the self provides a framework that more than compensates for the abandonment of substantive notions of rationality. The major insight of Sources of the Self is that modern subjectivity, in all its epistemological, aesthetic, and political ramifications, has its roots in ideas of human good. After first arguing that contemporary philosophers have ignored how self and good connect, the author defines the modern identity by describing its genesis. His effort to uncover and map our moral sources leads to novel interpretations of most of the figures and movements in the modern tradition. Taylor shows that the modern turn inward is not disastrous but is in fact the result of our long efforts to define and reach the good. At the heart of this definition he finds what he calls the affirmation of ordinary life, a value which has decisively if not completely replaced an older conception of reason as connected to a hierarchy based on birth and wealth. In telling the story of a revolution whose proponents have been Augustine, Montaigne, Luther, and a host of others, Taylor’s goal is in part to make sure we do not lose sight of their goal and endanger all that has been achieved. Sources of the Self provides a decisive defense of the modern order and a sharp rebuff to its critics.

Born in Blackness  Africa  Africans  and the Making of the Modern World  1471 to the Second World War Book
Score: 5
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Born in Blackness Africa Africans and the Making of the Modern World 1471 to the Second World War


  • Author : Howard W. French
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-10-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631495830

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Born in Blackness Africa Africans and the Making of the Modern World 1471 to the Second World War Excerpt :

Revealing the central yet intentionally obliterated role of Africa in the creation of modernity, Born in Blackness vitally reframes our understanding of world history. Traditional accounts of the making of the modern world afford a place of primacy to European history. Some credit the fifteenth-century Age of Discovery and the maritime connection it established between West and East; others the accidental unearthing of the “New World.” Still others point to the development of the scientific method, or the spread of Judeo-Christian beliefs; and so on, ad infinitum. The history of Africa, by contrast, has long been relegated to the remote outskirts of our global story. What if, instead, we put Africa and Africans at the very center of our thinking about the origins of modernity? In a sweeping narrative spanning more than six centuries, Howard W. French does just that, for Born in Blackness vitally reframes the story of medieval and emerging Africa, demonstrating how the economic ascendancy of Europe, the anchoring of democracy in the West, and the fulfillment of so-called Enlightenment ideals all grew out of Europe’s dehumanizing engagement with the “dark” continent. In fact, French reveals, the first impetus for the Age of Discovery was not—as we are so often told, even today—Europe’s yearning for ties with Asia, but rather its centuries-old desire to forge a trade in gold with legendarily rich Black societies sequestered away in the heart of West Africa. Creating a historical narrative that begins with the commencement of commercial relations between Portugal and Africa in the fifteenth century and ends with the onset of World War II, Born in Blackness interweaves precise historical detail with poignant, personal reportage. In so doing, it dramatically retrieves the lives of major African historical figures, from the unimaginably rich medieval emperors who traded with the Near East and beyond, to the Kongo sovereigns who heroically battled seventeent

The Rise of the West Book
Score: 5
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The Rise of the West


  • Author : William H. McNeill
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2009-07-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 860
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226561615

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The Rise of the West Excerpt :

The Rise of the West, winner of the National Book Award for history in 1964, is famous for its ambitious scope and intellectual rigor. In it, McNeill challenges the Spengler-Toynbee view that a number of separate civilizations pursued essentially independent careers, and argues instead that human cultures interacted at every stage of their history. The author suggests that from the Neolithic beginnings of grain agriculture to the present major social changes in all parts of the world were triggered by new or newly important foreign stimuli, and he presents a persuasive narrative of world history to support this claim. In a retrospective essay titled "The Rise of the West after Twenty-five Years," McNeill shows how his book was shaped by the time and place in which it was written (1954-63). He discusses how historiography subsequently developed and suggests how his portrait of the world's past in The Rise of the West should be revised to reflect these changes. "This is not only the most learned and the most intelligent, it is also the most stimulating and fascinating book that has ever set out to recount and explain the whole history of mankind. . . . To read it is a great experience. It leaves echoes to reverberate, and seeds to germinate in the mind."—H. R. Trevor-Roper, New York Times Book Review

Orientalism Book
Score: 5
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Orientalism


  • Author : Edward W. Said
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2014-10-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804153867

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Orientalism Excerpt :

More than three decades after its first publication, Edward Said's groundbreaking critique of the West's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East has become a modern classic. In this wide-ranging, intellectually vigorous study, Said traces the origins of "orientalism" to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East and, from its position of power, defined "the orient" simply as "other than" the occident. This entrenched view continues to dominate western ideas and, because it does not allow the East to represent itself, prevents true understanding. Essential, and still eye-opening, Orientalism remains one of the most important books written about our divided world.

The Making of the West  Volume 2  Since 1500 Book

The Making of the West Volume 2 Since 1500


  • Author : Lynn Hunt
  • Publisher : Macmillan Higher Education
  • Release Date : 2018-09-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 685
  • ISBN 10 : 9781319103675

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The Making of the West Volume 2 Since 1500 Excerpt :

With a superior chronological organization, The Making of the West tells the story of the cross-cultural, global exchanges that have shaped western history. The book offers primary sources in each chapter, a full-color map and art program, and comprehensive supplement options, including LaunchPad and a free companion sourcebook. The Making of the West is an excellent value at an outstanding price. Available for free when packaged with the print book, the popular digital assignment and assessment options for this text bring skill building and assessment to a more highly effective level. The greatest active learning options come in LaunchPad, which combines an accessible e-book with LearningCurve, an adaptive and automatically graded learning tool that--when assigned--helps ensure students read the book; the complete companion reader with comparative questions that help students build arguments from those sources; and many other study and assessment tools. For instructors who want the easiest and most affordable way to ensure students come to class prepared Achieve Read & Practice pairs LearningCurve, adaptive quizzing and our mobile, accessible Value Edition e-book, in one easy-to-use product.

Sources of The Making of the West  Volume II  Since 1500 Book

Sources of The Making of the West Volume II Since 1500


  • Author : Katharine J. Lualdi
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2008-02-20
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780312465186

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Sources of The Making of the West Volume II Since 1500 Excerpt :

This companion sourcebook provides written and visual sources to accompany each chapter of The Making of the West. Political, social, and cultural documents offer a variety of perspectives that complement the textbook and encourage student to make connections between narrative history and primary sources. Each chapter contains a chapter summary, document headnotes, and questions for discussion.

The Dawn of Everything Book
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The Dawn of Everything


  • Author : David Graeber
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2021-11-09
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374721107

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The Dawn of Everything Excerpt :

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A dramatically new understanding of human history, challenging our most fundamental assumptions about social evolution—from the development of agriculture and cities to the origins of the state, democracy, and inequality—and revealing new possibilities for human emancipation. For generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike—either free and equal innocents, or thuggish and warlike. Civilization, we are told, could be achieved only by sacrificing those original freedoms or, alternatively, by taming our baser instincts. David Graeber and David Wengrow show how such theories first emerged in the eighteenth century as a conservative reaction to powerful critiques of European society posed by Indigenous observers and intellectuals. Revisiting this encounter has startling implications for how we make sense of human history today, including the origins of farming, property, cities, democracy, slavery, and civilization itself. Drawing on pathbreaking research in archaeology and anthropology, the authors show how history becomes a far more interesting place once we learn to throw off our conceptual shackles and perceive what’s really there. If humans did not spend 95 percent of their evolutionary past in tiny bands of hunter-gatherers, what were they doing all that time? If agriculture, and cities, did not mean a plunge into hierarchy and domination, then what kinds of social and economic organization did they lead to? The answers are often unexpected, and suggest that the course of human history may be less set in stone, and more full of playful, hopeful possibilities, than we tend to assume. The Dawn of Everything fundamentally transforms our understanding of the human past and offers a path toward imagining new forms of freedom, new ways of organizing society. This is a monumental book of formidable intellectual range, animated by curiosity, moral vision, and a faith in the power of direct action. Inc

Sources of The Making of the West  Volume II  Since 1500 Book
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Sources of The Making of the West Volume II Since 1500


  • Author : Katharine J. Lualdi
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2012-01-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780312576127

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Sources of The Making of the West Volume II Since 1500 Excerpt :

"Designed to accompany The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures, Fourth Edition, and The Making of the West: A Concise History, Fourth Edition"--Pref.

The Daily Show  The Book  Book
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The Daily Show The Book


  • Author : Chris Smith
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-11-22
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455565351

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The complete, uncensored history of the award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as told by its correspondents, writers, and host. For almost seventeen years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire, and opinionated news coverage. It launched the careers of some of today's most significant comedians, highlighted the hypocrisies of the powerful, and garnered 23 Emmys. Now the show's behind-the-scenes gags, controversies, and camaraderie will be chronicled by the players themselves, from legendary host Jon Stewart to the star cast members and writers-including Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, and Steve Carell - plus some of The Daily Show's most prominent guests and adversaries: John and Cindy McCain, Glenn Beck, Tucker Carlson, and many more. This oral history takes the reader behind the curtain for all the show's highlights, from its origins as Comedy Central's underdog late-night program to Trevor Noah's succession, rising from a scrappy jester in the 24-hour political news cycle to become part of the beating heart of politics-a trusted source for not only comedy but also commentary, with a reputation for calling bullshit and an ability to effect real change in the world. Through years of incisive election coverage, passionate debates with President Obama and Hillary Clinton, feuds with Bill O'Reilly and Fox, and provocative takes on Wall Street and racism, The Daily Show has been a cultural touchstone. Now, for the first time, the people behind the show's seminal moments come together to share their memories of the last-minute rewrites, improvisations, pranks, romances, blow-ups, and moments of Zen both on and off the set of one of America's most groundbreaking shows.