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The New World History is a comprehensive volume to help instructors prepare for the challenge of teaching the world history survey. As more and more schools add the course to their curriculum, the need for a collection of writings on teaching issues becomes more apparent. With more than 50 articles by 51 scholars and experienced instructors, this topical reader will prove a valuable resource for both new and seasoned teachers. The editor, a leading voice for advancing the world history curriculum, has organized the articles into 11 pedagogically oriented chapters on topics such as arguments for and against teaching world history and the place of gender issues in world history. Each chapter includes approximately 5 articles; chapters open a brief introduction and an outline of ongoing discussions among historians. An overview of the history of the course in this country, along with a review of the debates that surround it, appears in an introduction that sets the stage for the articles that follow. Annotated bibliographies follow the selections to help foster ideas for further research.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312183271
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Series: Bedford Reader Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 596
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.23 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Meet the Author

ROSS E. DUNN is professor of history at San Diego State University. He has served as president of the World History Association and is the director of World History Projects at the National Center for History in the Schools at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has written books and articles on North African, Islamic, and world history, including The Adventures of Ibn Battuta, a Muslim Traveler of the Fourteenth Century (1987) and is senior author of Links Across Time and Place, a world history textbook for high school students. As the historian who outlined teaching goals for world history in high schools, Dunn was at the center of the culture wars debate with his work on the National Standards for World History (1994). He and coauthors Gary B. Nash and Charlotte Crabtree wrote about their experiences with the standards in History on Trial: Culture Wars and the Teaching of the Past (1997).

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Table of Contents


World History after World War II
Search for Alternatives to the Western Civ Model
Toward a New World History

William O. Swinton, Outlines of General History
Lawrence W. Levine, Looking Eastward: The Career of Western Civ
Harry J. Carman, The Columbia Course in Contemporary Civilization
Gilbert Allardyce, Toward World History: American Historians and the Coming of the World History Course
Craig A. Lockard, The Contributions of Philip Curtin and the "Wisconsin School" to the Study and Promotion of Comparative World History
Selected Bibliography

L. S. Stavrianos, The Teaching of World History
William H. McNeill, Beyond Western Civilization: Rebuilding the Survey
Marilyn Robinson Waldman, The Meandering Mainstream: Reimagining World History
J. H. Hexter, Introductory College Course in Non-American History: An Ethnocentric View
Jacob Neusner, It Is Time to Stop Apologizing for Western Civilization and to Start Analyzing Why It Defines World Culture
Selected Bibliography

Marshall G. S. Hodgson, Hemispheric Interregional History as an Approach to World History
Geoffrey Barraclough, The Prospects of World History
Eric R. Wolf, Connections in History
Philip D. Curtin, Depth, Span, and Relevance
William H. McNeill, The Changing Shape of World History
Selected Bibliography

Edmund Burke III, Marshall G. S. Hodgson and the Hemispheric Interregional Approach to World History
Lynda Shaffer, Southernization
John Obert Voll, "Southernization" as a Construct in Post-Civilization Narrative
David Christian, Inner Eurasia as a Unit of World History
Patrick Manning, Migrations of Africans to the Americas: The Impact on Africans, Africa, and the New World
Selected Bibliography

Craig A. Lockard, Global History, Modernization and the World System Approach: A Critique
Immanuel Wallerstein, World-Systems Analysis: Five Questions in Search of a New Consensus
Fernand Braudel, Economies in Space: The World Economies
Andre Gunder Frank, A Plea for World System History
John Obert Voll, Islam as a Special World System
Selected Bibliography

Julia Clancy-Smith, The Middle East in World History
William F. Sater, Joining the Mainstream: Integrating Latin America into the Teaching of World History
John F. Richards, Early Modern India in World History
Tara Sethia, Teaching India in a World History Survey
Donald Johnson, The American Educational Tradition: Hostile to a Humanistic World History?
Martin W. Lewis and Karen E. Wigen, Geography in the Historical Imagination
Selected Bibliography

Peter N. Stearns, Periodization in World History: Identifying the Big Changes
Jerry H. Bentley, Cross-Cultural Interactions and Periodization in World History
William A. Green, Periodizing World History
National Center for History in the Schools, World History Standards for Grades 5-12
Selected Bibliography

Michael Adas, Global and Comparative History
Philip D. Curtin, The Comparative World History Approach
Helen Wheatley, The World and the Northwest: The Fur Trade, Regional History, and World History: An Essay Celebrating the Teaching Scholarship of Philip Curtin
Steve Gosch, Cross-Cultural Trade as a Framework for Teaching World History: Concepts and Applications
Davis R. Smith, Teaching Religions in the Medieval Period
Selected Bibliography

Ida Bloom, World History as Gender History: The Case of the Nation State
Judith P. Zinsser, Technology and History: The Women's Perspective: A Case Study in Gendered Definitions
Sarah S. Hughes, Gender at the Base of World History
Judith P. Zinsser, And Now for Something Completely Different: Gendering the World History Survey
Selected Bibliography

George E. Brooks, An Undergraduate World History Curriculum for the Twenty-First Century
Thomas W. Davis, Starting from Scratch: Shifting from Western Civ to World History
John Rothney, Developing the Twentieth-Century World History Course: A Case Study at Ohio State
Michael F. Doyle, "Hisperanto": Western Civilization in the Global Curriculum
Edmund Burke III and Ross E. Dunn, Michael Doyle's Views on Western Civ: A Comment and Counterproposal
Jerry H. Bentley, Graduate Education and Research in World History
Philip D. Curtin, Graduate Teaching in World History
Patrick Manning, Doctoral Training in World History: The Northeastern University Experience
Selected Bibliography

Jerry H. Bentley, New Directions
Michaels Geyer and Charles Bright, World History in a Global Age
David Christian, The Case for "Big History"
Jared Diamond, The Future of Human History as a Science
Selected Bibliography


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