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ISBN: 9780197608364

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World in the Making

Volume Two since 1300

Second Edition

Author Bonnie G. Smith, Marc Van De Mieroop, Richard von Glahn, and Kris Lane

  • Lives and Livelihoods features reinforce the book's superior social and cultural coverage and unique global/local approach.
  • Author teams of world history textbooks typically divide the work based on geographic specialty, but the author team of World in the Making define their subject matter by time period. This organization enables them to see connections or parallel developments that make societies part of world history-as well as the distinctive features that make them unique. This approach also ensures a unified perspective to the many stories that each part tells.
  • Counterpoint sections reveal that alternative histories have always existed alongside "master narratives."
  • Reading the Past and Seeing the Past features provide direct exposure to important voices and ideas of the past through written and visual primary sources.
  • Opening vignettes draw students into the atmosphere of the period and introduce the chapter's main themes.
  • Backstory sections remind students of where they last encountered the peoples discussed in the chapter.
  • Overview Questions frame the main issues to consider while reading, while Focus Questions guide students' comprehension and promote close reading and dynamic class discussion.

New to this Edition:

  • Doing History. This new feature, located in the Review section at the end of each chapter, prompts students to consider the skills that world historians employ. Tied to the content in each chapter and organized around seven key concepts, Doing History shows students the reasoning processes historians use to construct the historical past.
  • New Features. The second edition presents several new Lives and Livelihoods, Seeing the Past and Reading the Past features, including gender roles in late colonial Mexico (Chapter 21); wartime propaganda (chapter 25); and the Cultural Revolution in China (Chapter 27).
  • New Counterpoint sections. Many instructors have incorporated the Counterpoint sections into their teaching. These new ones have been added to the second edition: Njinga: An African Queen Fights Back (Chapter 17), National Unity in an Age of Migration (Chapter 24).
  • New chapter opening vignettes and new scholarship. Chapter 16 incorporates the now widely accepted term "global biological exchanges." Chapter 17 provides expanded treatment of southwestern Africa. Chapter 19 opens with a vignette about the sixteenth-century Spanish visionary Lucrecia de León. Chapter 20 begins with the story of Zheng Zhilong, whose life captures the flux of the mid-seventeenth century in East and Southeast Asia. Chapter 22 now examines the 1760 popular uprising in Jamaica known as Tacky's Revolt. The contributions of Shamil, the Muslim leader and resister to Russian imperialism, are now included in Chapters 23 and 24. Chapter 26 includes discussion of Rukmini Lakshmipathi, the first woman marcher arrested in Gandhi's "Salt March." Chapter 27 offers a revised account how colonized peoples achieved their independence after World War II and presents new coverage of the global Cold War. Chapter 28 has been thoroughly rewritten to reflect recent developments.
  • Expanded Digital Resources. Oxford Learning Link "" makes available to adopters of World in the Making, offers a wealth of teaching resources, including an enhanced eBook, a test-item file, a computerized test bank, quizzes, PowerPoint slides, videos, and primary sources.
  • Oxford Learning Link Direct (OLLD) makes the digital learning resources for World in the Making available to adopters via a one-time course integration with their LMS.
  • Adopters also have the option of delivering the learning tools for World in the Making within a cloud-based platform, Oxford Learning Cloud (OLC).

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