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This groundbreaking book examines the full range of African-European encounters from an unfamiliar African perspective rather than from the customary European one. By featuring vivid life stories of individual Africans and drawing upon their many recorded sentiments, David Northrup presentsAfrican perspectives that persuasively challenge stereotypes about African-European relations as they unfolded in Africa, Europe, and the Atlantic world between 1450 and 1850. The text features thematically organized chapters that explore first impressions, religion and politics, commerce and culture, imported goods and technology, the Middle Passage, and Africans in Europe. In addition, Northrup offers a thoughtful examination of Africans' relations - intellectual,commercial, cultural, and sexual - with Europeans, tracing how the patterns of behavior that emerged from these encounters shaped pre-colonial Africa. The book concludes with an examination of the roles of race, class, and culture in early modern times, pointing out which themes in Africa'scontinuing discovery of Europe after 1850 were similar to earlier patterns, and why other themes were different.
What role does history play in contemporary society? Has the frenetic pace of today's world led people to lose contact with the past? A high-profile team of researchers from across Canada sought to answer these questions by launching an ambitious investigation into how Canadians engage with history in their everyday lives. The results of their survey form the basis of this eye-opening book.Canadians and Their Pasts reports on the findings of interviews with 3,419 Canadians from a variety of cultural and linguistic communities. Along with yielding rich qualitative data, the surveys generated revealing quantitative data that allows for comparisons based on gender, ethnicity, migration histories, region, age, income, and educational background. The book also brings Canada into international conversation with similar studies undertaken earlier in the United States, Australia, and Europe.Canadians and Their Pasts confirms that, for most Canadians, the past is not dead. Rather, it reveals that our histories continue to shape the present in many powerful ways.
The book explores the common challenges and experiences that unite the human past.
Although this brief edition is two-thirds the length of its full-length counterpart, it retains coverage of all major themes and provides a truly global perspective on world history, without over-emphasizing Europe or the U. S. The Earth and Its Peoples focuses on the interaction of human beings and the environment, using this central theme to compare different times, places, and societies. Special emphasis is given to technology and how technological development underlies all human activity. Ideal for one-semester survey courses or courses for which instructors want to supplement their textbook with many primary sources, this text has been carefully abbreviated to maintain the essential narrative of world history. Key pedagogical elements have also been retained.
This is a textbook that not only speaks for the past but speaks to today's student and today's teacher. The book explores the common challenges and experiences that unite the human past. The Earth and Its Peoples is a truly global text that employs a fundamental theme, the interaction of human beings and the environment, as a point of comparison for different times, places, and societies.
The book explores the common challenges and experiences that unite the human past and contains The Emergence of Human Communities, To 500 B.C.E., The Formation of New Cultural Communities, 1000 B.C.E-400 C.E., Growth and Interaction of Cultural Communities, 300 B.C.E.-1200 C.E., Interregional Patterns of Culture and Contact, 1200-1550, The Globe Encompassed, 1500-1750, Revolutions Reshape The World, Global Dominance and Diversity, The Perils and Promises of A Global Community, 1945-2000.
The AP World History exam consists of two section: Section I has seventy multiple-choice questions that make up half of your overall exam score. Section II has three parts. Section II, Part A, is the document-based question (DBQ); Section II, Part B, is the continuity and change over time question; Section II, Part C, is the comparative question.
This book provides the essential narrative of world history in an abbreviated format.
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