The Making of the West

The Making of the West
Author: Lynn Hunt,Thomas R. Martin,Barbara H. Rosenwein,R. Po-Chia Hsia,Bonnie G. Smith
Release: 2005
Editor: Bedford/st Martins
Pages: 1223
ISBN: 0312409591
Language: en
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Praised for its highly readable narrative and unmatched chronological integration of political, social and cultural history, The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures captures the spirit of each age as it situates Europe within a global context. An innovative organization seamlessly connects historical events and everyday life, while the text's distinctive features introduce students to the process of historical thinking. The fully revised second edition includes superior student support, 60 additional in-text primary sources, and comprehensive treatment of the post-1945 era.

The Making of the West Combined Volume

The Making of the West  Combined Volume
Author: Lynn Hunt
Release: 2012-01-04
Editor: Macmillan
Pages: 1176
ISBN: 9780312672683
Language: en
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Students of Western civilization need more than facts. They need to understand the cross-cultural, global exchanges that shaped Western history; to be able to draw connections between the social, cultural, political, economic, and intellectual happenings in a given era; and to see the West not as a fixed region, but a living, evolving construct. These needs have long been central to The Making of the West. The book’s chronological narrative emphasizes the wide variety of peoples and cultures that created Western civilization and places them together in a common context, enabling students to witness the unfolding of Western history, understand change over time, and recognize fundamental relationships. Read the preface.

Making of the West Volume I To 1750

Making of the West  Volume I  To 1750
Author: Lynn Hunt,Thomas R. Martin,Barbara H. Rosenwein,Bonnie G. Smith
Release: 2012-01-04
Editor: Bedford/St. Martin's
Pages: 704
ISBN: 0312672691
Language: en
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Students of Western civilization need more than facts. They need to understand the cross-cultural, global exchanges that shaped Western history; to be able to draw connections between the social, cultural, political, economic, and intellectual happenings in a given era; and to see the West not as a fixed region, but a living, evolving construct. These needs have long been central to The Making of the West. The book’s chronological narrative emphasizes the wide variety of peoples and cultures that created Western civilization and places them together in a common context, enabling students to witness the unfolding of Western history, understand change over time, and recognize fundamental relationships.

Sources of the Making of the West Volume I

Sources of the Making of the West  Volume I
Author: Katharine J. Lualdi
Release: 2018-09-12
Editor: Bedford Books
Pages: 384
ISBN: 1319154514
Language: en
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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.

The Making of the West Volume 1

The Making of the West  Volume 1
Author: Lynn Hunt,Thomas R. Martin,Barbara H. Rosenwein,Bonnie G. Smith
Release: 2021-09-24
Editor: Macmillan Higher Education
Pages: 697
ISBN: 9781319407995
Language: en
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The Making of the West has all of the tools students need to understand the cross-cultural, global exchanges that shaped Western history.

The Making of the West

The Making of the West
Author: Lynn Hunt,Christopher R. Martin,Barbara H. Rosenwein,R. Po-chia Hsia,Bonnie G. Smith
Release: 2006-07-28
Editor: Bedford/St. Martin's
Pages: 645
ISBN: 0312439466
Language: en
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Praised for its highly readable narrative and unmatched integration of political, social and cultural history, The Making of the West: A Concise History captures the spirit of each age as it situates Europe within a global context. The rich narrative pays sustained attention to important topics and developments over time and reveals the cross-cultural interactions that have shaped today's world, presenting the history of the West as an ongoing process. The text's hallmark global perspective, broad geographic coverage, new student study aids, and handy format are combined with the best full-color art and map programs of any brief text.

Sources of The Making of the West Volume II Since 1500

Sources of The Making of the West  Volume II  Since 1500
Author: Katharine J. Lualdi
Release: 2012-02-15
Editor: Macmillan Higher Education
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781457605512
Language: en
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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.

Launchpad for The Making of the West Six Month Access

Launchpad for The Making of the West  Six Month Access
Author: Lynn Hunt,Thomas R. Martin,Barbara H. Rosenwein,Bonnie G. Smith
Release: 2018-11-10
Editor: Bedford
Pages: 329
ISBN: 131910360X
Language: en
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The Master and His Emissary

The Master and His Emissary
Author: Iain McGilchrist
Release: 2019-03-26
Editor: Yale University Press
Pages: 616
ISBN: 9780300245929
Language: en
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A new edition of the bestselling classic – published with a special introduction to mark its 10th anniversary This pioneering account sets out to understand the structure of the human brain – the place where mind meets matter. Until recently, the left hemisphere of our brain has been seen as the ‘rational’ side, the superior partner to the right. But is this distinction true? Drawing on a vast body of experimental research, Iain McGilchrist argues while our left brain makes for a wonderful servant, it is a very poor master. As he shows, it is the right side which is the more reliable and insightful. Without it, our world would be mechanistic – stripped of depth, colour and value.

Dominion

Dominion
Author: Tom Holland
Release: 2019-10-29
Editor: Basic Books
Pages: 624
ISBN: 9780465093526
Language: en
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A "marvelous" (Economist) account of how the Christian Revolution forged the Western imagination. Crucifixion, the Romans believed, was the worst fate imaginable, a punishment reserved for slaves. How astonishing it was, then, that people should have come to believe that one particular victim of crucifixion-an obscure provincial by the name of Jesus-was to be worshipped as a god. Dominion explores the implications of this shocking conviction as they have reverberated throughout history. Today, the West remains utterly saturated by Christian assumptions. As Tom Holland demonstrates, our morals and ethics are not universal but are instead the fruits of a very distinctive civilization. Concepts such as secularism, liberalism, science, and homosexuality are deeply rooted in a Christian seedbed. From Babylon to the Beatles, Saint Michael to #MeToo, Dominion tells the story of how Christianity transformed the modern world.

Paper Trails

Paper Trails
Author: Cameron Blevins
Release: 2021-03-04
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9780190053697
Language: en
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A groundbreaking history of how the US Post made the nineteenth-century American West. There were five times as many post offices in the United States in 1899 than there are McDonald's restaurants today. During an era of supposedly limited federal government, the United States operated the most expansive national postal system in the world. In this cutting-edge interpretation of the late nineteenth-century United States, Cameron Blevins argues that the US Post wove together two of the era's defining projects: western expansion and the growth of state power. Between the 1860s and the early 1900s, the western United States underwent a truly dramatic reorganization of people, land, capital, and resources. It had taken Anglo-Americans the better part of two hundred years to occupy the eastern half of the continent, yet they occupied the West within a single generation. As millions of settlers moved into the region, they relied on letters and newspapers, magazines and pamphlets, petitions and money orders to stay connected to the wider world. Paper Trails maps the spread of the US Post using a dataset of more than 100,000 post offices, revealing a new picture of the federal government in the West. The western postal network bore little resemblance to the civil service bureaucracies typically associated with government institutions. Instead, the US Post grafted public mail service onto private businesses, contracting with stagecoach companies to carry the mail and paying local merchants to distribute letters from their stores. These arrangements allowed the US Post to rapidly spin out a vast and ephemeral web of postal infrastructure to thousands of distant places. The postal network's sprawling geography and localized operations forces a reconsideration of the American state, its history, and the ways in which it exercised power.

Making the White Man s West

Making the White Man s West
Author: Jason E. Pierce
Release: 2016-01-15
Editor: University Press of Colorado
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781607323969
Language: en
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The West, especially the Intermountain states, ranks among the whitest places in America, but this fact obscures the more complicated history of racial diversity in the region. In Making the White Man’s West, author Jason E. Pierce argues that since the time of the Louisiana Purchase, the American West has been a racially contested space. Using a nuanced theory of historical “whiteness,” he examines why and how Anglo-Americans dominated the region for a 120-year period. In the early nineteenth century, critics like Zebulon Pike and Washington Irving viewed the West as a “dumping ground” for free blacks and Native Americans, a place where they could be segregated from the white communities east of the Mississippi River. But as immigrant populations and industrialization took hold in the East, white Americans began to view the West as a “refuge for real whites.” The West had the most diverse population in the nation with substantial numbers of American Indians, Hispanics, and Asians, but Anglo-Americans could control these mostly disenfranchised peoples and enjoy the privileges of power while celebrating their presence as providing a unique regional character. From this came the belief in a White Man’s West, a place ideally suited for “real” Americans in the face of changing world. The first comprehensive study to examine the construction of white racial identity in the West, Making the White Man’s West shows how these two visions of the West—as a racially diverse holding cell and a white refuge—shaped the history of the region and influenced a variety of contemporary social issues in the West today.

The Making of the West Value Edition Combined

The Making of the West  Value Edition  Combined
Author: Lynn Hunt,Thomas R. Martin,Bonnie G. Smith,Barbara H. Rosenwein
Release: 2018-09-07
Editor: Bedford Books
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1319104983
Language: en
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The Making of the West Value Edition Volume 2

The Making of the West  Value Edition  Volume 2
Author: Lynn Hunt,Thomas R. Martin,Barbara H. Rosenwein,Bonnie G. Smith
Release: 2018-09-21
Editor: Macmillan Higher Education
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9781319171421
Language: en
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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 Making of the West Volume II Since 1500

Sources of The Making of the West  Volume II  Since 1500
Author: Katharine J. Lualdi
Release: 2012-01-12
Editor: Macmillan
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780312576127
Language: en
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"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.

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World
Author: Jack Weatherford
Release: 2005
Editor: Broadway Books
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9780609809648
Language: en
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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 Wild West

The Wild West
Author: Frederick Nolan
Release: 2019-11-08
Editor: Arcturus Publishing
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781839403897
Language: en
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On 14 May 1804, one Captain Meriwether Lewis and his companion William Clark led a thirty-three-man expedition to the new lands of Louisiana. 8,000 miles and two years later, after rafting up the Missouri and crossing the Rocky Mountains, they reached the far side of the world, the Pacific Ocean. Fredrick Nolan explores the first US settlers of the American West, including the remarkable stories of unsung heroes and heroines, the bloody battles between settlers and the native American inhabitants, the crimes committed by corrupt Sheriffs, and the occasions when citizens had to take the law into their own hands. This is the story of the men and women who answered the call of the West.

Born Bad

Born Bad
Author: James Boyce
Release: 2015-05-15
Editor: Catapult
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781619026407
Language: en
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"Original sin is the Western world's creation story." According to the Christian doctrine of original sin, humans are born inherently bad, and only through God's grace can they achieve salvation. In this captivating and controversial book, acclaimed historian James Boyce explores how this centuries–old concept has shaped the Western view of human nature right up to the present. Boyce traces a history of original sin from Adam and Eve, St. Augustine, and Martin Luther to Adam Smith, Sigmund Freud, and Richard Dawkins, and explores how each has contributed to shaping our conception of original sin. Boyce argues that despite the marked decline in church attendance in recent years, religious ideas of morality still very much underpin our modern secular society, regardless of our often being unaware of their origins. If today the specific doctrine has all but disappeared (even from churches), what remains is the distinctive discontent of Western people—the feelings of guilt and inadequacy associated not with doing wrong, but with being wrong. In addition to offering an innovative history of Christianity, Boyce offers new insights in to the creation of the West. Born Bad is the sweeping story of a controversial idea and the remarkable influence it still wields.

The Making of the West Volume C Since 1750

The Making of the West  Volume C  Since 1750
Author: Lynn Hunt,Thomas R. Martin,Barbara H. Rosenwein,Bonnie G. Smith
Release: 2012-02-01
Editor: Macmillan Higher Education
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781457626890
Language: en
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Students of Western civilization need more than facts. They need to understand the cross-cultural, global exchanges that shaped Western history; to be able to draw connections between the social, cultural, political, economic, and intellectual happenings in a given era; and to see the West not as a fixed region, but a living, evolving construct. These needs have long been central to The Making of the West. The book’s chronological narrative emphasizes the wide variety of peoples and cultures that created Western civilization and places them together in a common context, enabling students to witness the unfolding of Western history, understand change over time, and recognize fundamental relationships.

Making of the West A Concise History Volume I

Making of the West  A Concise History  Volume I
Author: Lynn Hunt,Thomas R. Martin,Barbara H. Rosenwein,Bonnie G. Smith
Release: 2013-01-17
Editor: Bedford/St. Martin's
Pages: 656
ISBN: 031267273X
Language: en
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With a chronological narrative that offers a truly global context, The Making of the West: A Concise History tells the story of the cross-cultural exchanges that have shaped Western history. This author-abridged version of the parent text offers the flexibility of a brief book along with a full-color map and art program and comprehensive supplement options, including a free sourcebook. The result is a brief book that, in addition to being an excellent price, is an excellent value.