WEST Volume 2

Paperback | October 13, 2011

byDennis Sherman, Joyce Salisbury

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Imagine your Western Civilization students evaluating evidence, making connections, and thinking analytically about the past and present. Imagine your students better understanding the development of western ideas and values and the impact on today’s world. WEST, a brief, lively narrative offers a rich, innovative and integrated teaching and learning program for today’s Western Civilization courses. One that combines an outstanding design and a ground-breaking digital program, Connect History, that embraces instructor’s course goals while meeting students where they learn best, in an active environment.


WEST illustrates the significance of economic, political, social and cultural interactions that shaped Western Civilization while asking students to analyze events and themes in order to build a greater understanding of the past and its influence and impact on the present. With WEST, students are no longer simply reading a static page. They are interacting and engaging in a visual and hands-on learning experience. As students experience the history of Western Civilization, WEST builds the critical analysis skills that will student success in this history course and beyond.

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Imagine your Western Civilization students evaluating evidence, making connections, and thinking analytically about the past and present. Imagine your students better understanding the development of western ideas and values and the impact on today’s world. WEST, a brief, lively narrative offers a rich, innovative and integrated teachi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:10.9 × 8.3 × 0.5 inPublished:October 13, 2011Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0077421302

ISBN - 13:9780077421304

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Table of Contents

List of Primary Source Documents
List of Maps
List of Features
Preface

CHAPTER 16

Overturning the Political and Social Order: The French Revolution and Napoleon, 1789-1815

CHAPTER 17

Factories, Cities, and Families in the Industrial Age: The Industrial Revolution, 1780-1850

CHAPTER 18

Coping with Change: Ideology, Politics, and Revolution, 1815-1850

CHAPTER 19

Nationalism and Statebuilding: Unifying Nations, 1850-1870

CHAPTER 20

Mass Politics and Imperial Domination: Democracy and the New Imperialism, 1870-1914

CHAPTER 21

Modern Life and the Culture of Progress: Western Society, 1850-1914

CHAPTER 22

Descending into the Twentieth Century: World War and Revolution, 1914-1920

CHAPTER 23

Darkening Decades: Recovery, Dictators, and Depression, 1920-1939

CHAPTER 24

Into the Fire Again: World War II, 1939-1945

CHAPTER 25

Superpower Struggles and Global Transformations: The Cold War, 1945-1980s

CHAPTER 26

Into the Twenty-First Century: The Present in Perspective