ISBN-10:
0312485824
ISBN-13:
2900312485824
Pub. Date:
10/15/2008
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
World History Matters: A Student Guide to World History Online / Edition 1

World History Matters: A Student Guide to World History Online / Edition 1

by Kristin Lehner
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ISBN-13: 2900312485824
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date: 10/15/2008
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Kristin Lehner is a graduate student in African history at Johns Hopkins University, where her research focuses on health and development in twentieth-century West Africa. Prior to attending Johns Hopkins, she worked for three years at the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University as World History Projects Manager developing the Web sites World History Matters and Women in World History.

Kelly Schrum is Director of Educational Projects at the Center for History and New Media and Associate Research Professor in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University. Schrum is co-director of the Web sites World History Sources, Women in World History, Making the History of 1989, and Children and Youth in World History, and is the author of Some Wore Bobby Sox: The Emergence of Teenage Girls’ Culture, 1920-1950. Other publications include History Matters: A Student Guide to U.S. History Online.

T. Mills Kelly is Associate Director of the Center for History and New Media and Associate Professor of History at George Mason University. He is a specialist in late-Habsburg history with a focus on radical Czech nationalism and is the author of Without Remorse: Czech National Socialism in Late-Habsburg Austria. His most recent article is titled "Tomorrow's Yesterdays: Teaching History in the Digital Age."

Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 An Introduction to World History Research Online 1

Evaluating Websites 4

Who Created the Website? 4

Where Did the Sources on the Website Come From? 6

Have the Sources Been Altered in Any Way? 6

How Current is the Website? 8

Does the Website Present a Particular Perspective, Bias, or Agenda? 8

Web 2.0 9

Working with Online Primary and Secondary Sources 12

Search Tips and Further Resources 15

Using Search Engines Effectively 15

A Word About Plagiarism 18

Citing Online Sources 20

Using This Guide 22

Key to the Icons 24

2 A Selection of Top World History Websites 25

General Websites for World History Research 25

World History Websites by Time Period 32

The Beginnings of Human Society Through 1000 B.C.E. 32

Classical Traditions, Major Religions, and Giant Empires, 1000 B.C.E.-300 C.E. 37

Expanding Zones of Exchange and Encounter, 300-1000 C.E. 40

Intensified Hemispheric Interactions, 1000-1500 C.E. 44

Emergence of the First Global Age, 1450-1770 51

An Age of Revolutions, 1750-1914 61

A Half-Century of Crisis and Achievement, 1900-1945 80

Promises and Paradoxes: The World Since 1945 95

A Glossary of Common Internet Terms 107

Alphabetical List of Websites Reviewed 113

Index 119

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