The Essential World History, Volume II, 6th Edition

  • William J. Duiker The Pennsylvania State University
  • Jackson J. Spielvogel The Pennsylvania State University
  • ISBN-10: 0495902926
  • ISBN-13: 9780495902928
  • 544 Pages Paperback 
  • Previous Editions: 2009
  • © 2011 | Published
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Overview

In this best-selling text, noted teachers and scholars William J. Duiker and Jackson J. Spielvogel present a brief, balanced, highly-readable overview of world history that explores common challenges and experiences that unite the human past and that identify key global patterns over time. Thorough coverage of political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military history has been integrated into a chronologically ordered synthesis to help students gain an appreciation and understanding of the distinctive character and development of individual cultures in society. The Sixth Edition continues to take a global approach to world history, with an emphasis on analytical comparisons between and among cultures throughout history. This approach helps students to link events together in a broad comparative and global framework, thereby placing the contemporary world in a more meaningful historical context. Available in the following split options: THE ESSENTIAL WORLD HISTORY, Sixth Edition (Chapters 1-30), ISBN: 978-0-495-90227-0; Volume I: To 1800 (Chapters 1-18), ISBN: 978-0-495-90291-1; Volume II: Since 1500 (Chapters 14-30), ISBN: 978-0-495-90292-8.


Features/Benefits

  • Seven central themes make the narrative cohesive while helping students make connections and comparisons across chapters. These themes are: Science and Technology; Arts and Ideas; Family and Society; Politics and Government; Earth and the Environment; Religion and Philosophy; and, Interaction and Exchange. Comparative Essays, Comparative Illustrations, and Documents are each keyed to one of these themes.
  • More than 100 primary documents (4-5 per chapter) give students access to the kind of material historians draw on when doing their research. Documents include a wide variety of sources such as letters, memoirs, song lyrics, official documents, diary entries, menus, poetry, plays, and more. Introductions and questions help guide students to think more critically, comparatively, and thematically when reading the primary source material. All help to bring history alive for students. Examples include "Women in the Factories," a young woman's description of her experience working in a munitions plant during World War I (Ch. 23); "Islam and Democracy," a Pakistani editorial questioning links between Islam and dictatorships (Ch. 29); and "Growing Up In Japan," a list of regulations for school children (Ch. 30).
  • The book contains four-color maps and hundreds of pieces of artwork throughout. Between one and four "spot maps" appear in each chapter, providing critical details on smaller areas not apparent in the larger maps. Expanded map captions encourage readers to think beyond the mere appearance of each map and to make connections across chapters, regions, and concepts. A special insert at the front of the book features a world map and basic tips on how to get the most out of the maps in the text.
  • Comparative Essays highlight similarities and differences between and among cultures. Examples include "Imperialism and the Global Environment" (Ch. 22) and "A Revolution in the Arts" (Ch. 23). The Comparative Essays are specifically keyed to one of the seven themes, thus helping students further identify connections.
  • Comparative Illustrations enable students to see cross-cultural comparisons of rituals, art, war and other topics. Examples include "The Taj Mahal: Symbol of the Exotic East," (Ch. 16) and "The Bombing of Civilians--East and West" (Ch. 25). The Comparative Illustrations are specifically keyed to one of the seven themes, thus helping students further identify connections. Critical thinking questions have been added to these features.

What's New

  • New "Film & History" features analyze the plot and historical significance of popular films using a historian's perspective to show students how movies represent, and sometimes misrepresent, the past. Features shine the spotlight on films such as: The Mission (1986), Khartoum (1966) and Gandhi (1982).
  • New "Opposing Viewpoints" features present two or more primary source documents representing differing perspectives on the same or related topics. These features provide students an opportunity for hands-on experience analyzing the types of materials historians use on a regular basis. The accompanying critical thinking questions can be assigned for individual or collaborative study. Examples: "Response to Revolution: Two Perspectives" (Ch. 19),"Advice to Women: Two Views" (Ch. 20), "Peaceful Coexistence or Peoples' War?" (Ch. 26), "Africa: Dark or Radiant Continent?" (Ch. 29).
  • Focus Questions now appear in two places: at the opening of the chapter (as in the previous edition) and accompanying related headings throughout the chapter to help students maintain focus on the major themes and make connections while reading.
  • With more comparisons between and among cultures, this edition clearly indicates the cross-cultural interactions and the broad interrelatedness of the world’s peoples. All comparisons reveal the importance and uniqueness of each individual civilization. Examples include early Chinese religion compared with Mesopotamia and Greece; comparisons of the building techniques of the Inka and Great Zimbabwe; the School of Mind compared with Greek philosophy.
  • HistoryFinder, a searchable online database, allows instructors to quickly and easily download thousands of assets, including art, photographs, maps, primary sources, and audio/video clips. Each asset downloads directly into a Microsoft® PowerPoint® slide, allowing instructors to quickly and easily create exciting PowerPoint presentations for their classrooms.

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Table of Contents

PART III: THE EMERGENCE OF NEW WORLD PATTERNS (1500-1800).
14. New Encounters: The Creation of a World Market.
15. Europe Transformed: Reform and State Building.
16. The Muslim Empires.
17. The East Asian World.
18. The West on the Eve of a New World Order
PART IV: MODERN PATTERNS OF WORLD HISTORY (1800-1945).
19. The Beginnings of Modernization: Industrialization and Nationalism in the Nineteenth Century
20. The Americas and Society and Culture in the West.
21. The High Tide of Imperialism.
22. Shadows over the Pacific: East Asia Under Challenge.
23. The Beginning of the Twentieth-Century Crisis: War and Revolution.
24. Nationalism, Revolution, and Dictatorship: Asia, The Middle East, and Latin America. from 1919 to 1939.
25. The Crisis Deepens: World War II.
PART V: TOWARD A GLOBAL CIVILIZATION? THE WORL SCIENCE 1945.
26. East and West in the Grip of the Cold War.
27. Brave New World: Communism on Trial.
28. Europe and the Western Hemisphere Since 1945.
29. Challenges of Nation Building in Africa and the Middle East.
30. Toward the Pacific Century?
Epilogue: A Global Civilization.

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title’s "About the Solution" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition. For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

eAudio The History Handbook Podcasts, Complete  (ISBN-10: 084006344X | ISBN-13: 9780840063441)

This eAudio version of THE HISTORY HANDBOOK teaches students both basic and history-specific study skills such as how to take notes, get the most out of lectures and readings, read primary sources, research historical topics, and correctly cite sources. It also offers tips for Internet research and evaluating online sources. Students can purchase and download the complete eAudio handbook or any of its eighteen individual units at CengageBrain.com. Each unit contains a separate topic: 1. Taking Notes. 2. Figuring Out the Textbook. 3. Taking Tests. 4. Understanding Maps. 5. Understanding Primary and Secondary Sources. 6. Analyzing Primary and Secondary Sources. 7. Managing Written Assignments. 8. Choosing a Research Paper Topic. 9. Conducting Your Research. 10. Finding Sources for Your Research. 11. Writing a Research Paper. 12. Making a Class Presentation. 13. Role Playing and Debates. 14. Avoiding Plagiarism. 15. Citing Sources. 16. Simple Grammar. 17. Computer Basics. 18. Taking an Online Class.


Interactive eBook, World History Resource Center Instant Access Code, Vol. II  (ISBN-10: 0538487984 | ISBN-13: 9780538487986)


World History Resource Center with InfoTrac® Instant Access Code, Vol. II  (ISBN-10: 0840064683 | ISBN-13: 9780840064684)


PowerLecture with ExamView®  (ISBN-10: 0495902934 | ISBN-13: 9780495902935)

This dual platform, all-in-one multimedia resource includes the Instructor's Resource Manual; Test Bank (includes key term identification, multiple-choice, short answer/essay, and map questions); and Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides of both lecture outlines and images and maps from the text that can be used as offered, or customized by importing personal lecture slides or other material. Also included is ExamView, an easy-to-use assessment and tutorial system that allows instructors to create, deliver, and customize tests in minutes. Instructors can build tests with as many as 250 questions using up to 12 question types and, using ExamView's complete word-processing capabilities, they can enter an unlimited number of new questions or edit existing ones.


The History Handbook  (ISBN-10: 0618122850 | ISBN-13: 9780618122851)

Prepared by Carol Berkin of Baruch College, City University of New York and Betty Anderson of Boston University. This book teaches students both basic and history-specific study skills such as how to read primary sources, research historical topics, and correctly cite sources. Substantially less expensive than comparable skill-building texts, The History Handbook also offers tips for Internet research and evaluating online sources.


Rand McNally Historical Atlas of the World  (ISBN-10: 0618841911 | ISBN-13: 9780618841912)

This comprehensive atlas features more than 60 maps, with new content covering the Middle East, the current Islamic world, and population movement of the world during 1900 and 2000. Additional maps document the beginning of civilization and the political development of all major areas of the world, and feature expanded coverage of Africa and Latin America.


Document Exercise Workbook for World History, Volume II, 3rd  (ISBN-10: 0534571786 | ISBN-13: 9780534571788)

Prepared by Donna Van Raaphorst of Cuyahoga Community College, this workbook provides a collection of exercises based on primary sources in history. Contact your local sales representative for information on packaging this book with the text of your choice.


Writing for College History: A Short Handbook  (ISBN-10: 061830603X | ISBN-13: 9780618306039)

Prepared by Robert M. Frakes, Clarion University. This brief handbook for survey courses in American history, Western Civilization/European history, and world civilization guides students through the various types of writing assignments they encounter in a history class. Providing examples of student writing and candid assessments of student work, this text focuses on the rules and conventions of writing for the college history course.


Doing History: Research and Writing in the Digital Age  (ISBN-10: 0534619533 | ISBN-13: 9780534619534)

DOING HISTORY: RESEARCHING AND WRITING IN THE DIGITAL AGE presents a "soup to nuts" approach to researching and writing about history, with an eye for making the most of current technology. The authors begin their straightforward approach with an overview of the discipline. Then, they lay out a systematic approach to research, cover how to analyze sources and write the paper, and finally offer examples of various citation styles.


The Modern Researcher  (ISBN-10: 0495318701 | ISBN-13: 9780495318705)

This classic introduction to the techniques of research and the art of expression is used widely in history courses, but is also appropriate for writing and research methods courses in other departments. Barzun and Graff thoroughly cover every aspect of research, from the selection of a topic through the gathering, analysis, writing, revision, and publication of findings presenting the process not as a set of rules but through actual cases that put the subtleties of research in a useful context. Part One covers the principles and methods of research; Part Two covers writing, speaking, and getting one's work published.


Student Supplements

Student Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title’s "About the Solution" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition. For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

eAudio The History Handbook Podcasts, Complete  (ISBN-10: 084006344X | ISBN-13: 9780840063441)

This eAudio version of THE HISTORY HANDBOOK teaches you both basic and history-specific study skills such as how to take notes, get the most out of lectures and readings, read primary sources, research historical topics, and correctly cite sources. It also offers tips for Internet research and evaluating online sources. You can purchase and download the complete eAudio handbook or any of its eighteen individual units at CengageBrain.com. Each unit contains a separate topic: 1. Taking Notes. 2. Figuring Out the Textbook. 3. Taking Tests. 4. Understanding Maps. 5. Understanding Primary and Secondary Sources. 6. Analyzing Primary and Secondary Sources. 7. Managing Written Assignments. 8. Choosing a Research Paper Topic. 9. Conducting Your Research. 10. Finding Sources for Your Research. 11. Writing a Research Paper. 12. Making a Class Presentation. 13. Role Playing and Debates. 14. Avoiding Plagiarism. 15. Citing Sources. 16. Simple Grammar. 17. Computer Basics. 18. Taking an Online Class.


Interactive eBook, World History Resource Center Instant Access Code, Vol. II  (ISBN-10: 0538487984 | ISBN-13: 9780538487986)


World History Resource Center with InfoTrac® Instant Access Code, Vol. II  (ISBN-10: 0840064683 | ISBN-13: 9780840064684)


The History Handbook  (ISBN-10: 0618122850 | ISBN-13: 9780618122851)

Prepared by Carol Berkin of Baruch College, City University of New York and Betty Anderson of Boston University. This book teaches students both basic and history-specific study skills such as how to read primary sources, research historical topics, and correctly cite sources. Substantially less expensive than comparable skill-building texts, The History Handbook also offers tips for Internet research and evaluating online sources.


Rand McNally Historical Atlas of the World  (ISBN-10: 0618841911 | ISBN-13: 9780618841912)

This comprehensive atlas features more than 60 maps, with new content covering the Middle East, the current Islamic world, and population movement of the world during 1900 and 2000. Additional maps document the beginning of civilization and the political development of all major areas of the world, and feature expanded coverage of Africa and Latin America.


Document Exercise Workbook for World History, Volume II, 3rd  (ISBN-10: 0534571786 | ISBN-13: 9780534571788)

Prepared by Donna Van Raaphorst of Cuyahoga Community College, this workbook provides a collection of exercises based on primary sources in history.


Writing for College History: A Short Handbook  (ISBN-10: 061830603X | ISBN-13: 9780618306039)

Prepared by Robert M. Frakes, Clarion University. This brief handbook for survey courses in American history, Western Civilization/European history, and world civilization guides students through the various types of writing assignments they encounter in a history class. Providing examples of student writing and candid assessments of student work, this text focuses on the rules and conventions of writing for the college history course.


Doing History: Research and Writing in the Digital Age  (ISBN-10: 0534619533 | ISBN-13: 9780534619534)

Whether you're starting down the path as a history major, or simply looking for a straightforward and systematic guide to writing a successful paper, you'll find this text to be an indispensable handbook to historical research. This text's "soup to nuts" approach to researching and writing about history addresses every step of the process, from locating your sources and gathering information, to writing clearly and making proper use of various citation styles to avoid plagiarism. You'll also learn how to make the most of every tool available to you-especially the technology that helps you conduct the process efficiently and effectively.


The Modern Researcher  (ISBN-10: 0495318701 | ISBN-13: 9780495318705)

This classic introduction to the techniques of research and the art of expression is used widely in history courses, but is also appropriate for writing and research methods courses in other departments. Barzun and Graff thoroughly cover every aspect of research, from the selection of a topic through the gathering, analysis, writing, revision, and publication of findings presenting the process not as a set of rules but through actual cases that put the subtleties of research in a useful context. Part One covers the principles and methods of research; Part Two covers writing, speaking, and getting one's work published.


Meet the Author

About the Author

William J. Duiker

William J. Duiker is liberal arts Professor Emeritus of East Asian studies at The Pennsylvania State University. A former U.S. diplomat with service in Taiwan, South Vietnam, and Washington, D.C., he received his doctorate in Far Eastern history from Georgetown University in 1968, where his dissertation dealt with the Chinese educator and reformer Cai Yuanpei. At Penn State, he has written extensively on the history of Vietnam and modern China, including the highly acclaimed THE COMMUNIST ROAD TO POWER IN VIETNAM (revised edition, Westview Press, 1996), which was selected for a Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award in 1982-1983 and 1996-1997. Other recent books are CHINA AND VIETNAM: THE ROOTS OF CONFLICT (Berkeley, 1987), SACRED WAR: NATIONALISM AND REVOLUTION IN A DIVIDED VIETNAM (McGraw-Hill, 1995), and HO CHI MINH (Hyperion, 2000), which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2001. While his research specialization is in the field of nationalism and Asian revolutions, his intellectual interests are considerably more diverse. He has traveled widely and has taught courses on the history of communism and non-Western civilizations at Penn State, where he was awarded a Faculty Scholar Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the spring of 1996.

Jackson J. Spielvogel

Jackson J. Spielvogel is associate professor emeritus of history at The Pennsylvania State University. He received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, where he specialized in Reformation history under Harold J. Grimm. His articles and reviews have appeared in journals such as MOREANA, JOURNAL OF GENERAL EDUCATION, CATHOLIC HISTORICAL REVIEW, ARCHIV FÜR REFORMATIONSGESCHICHTE, and AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW. He also has contributed chapters or articles to THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF REFORMATION, THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE: A DICTIONARY HANDBOOK, SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER ANNUAL OF HOLOCAUST STUDIES, and UTOPIAN STUDIES. His work has been supported by fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation and the Foundation for Reformation Research. At Penn State he helped inaugurate the Western Civilization course, as well as a popular course on Nazi Germany. His book HITLER AND NAZI GERMANY was published in 1987 (Sixth Edition, 2010). He is the author of WESTERN CIVILIZATION, first published in 1991 (Eighth Edition, 2012) and is the co-author (with William Duiker) of WORLD HISTORY, first published in January 1994 (Seventh Edition, 2013). Professor Spielvogel has won five major university-wide teaching awards. During the year 1988-1989, he held the Penn State Teaching Fellowship, the university's most prestigious teaching award. In 1996, he won the Dean Arthur Ray Warnock Award for Outstanding Faculty member, and in 2000 received the Schreyer Honors College Excellence in Teaching Award.