Twelfth Edition   ©2017

A History of Western Society Since 1300 for AP®

John P. McKay (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) , Clare Haru Crowston (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) , Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) , Joe Perry (Georgia State University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-03598-1; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-03598-3; Format: Cloth Text, 928 pages
I chose McKay for its breadth of coverage and readability. Kids, through the text, can gather greater understanding of material which they can then apply to better comprehend European History. It's a wonderful text that enhances and clarifies classroom instruction and helps prepare them well for the AP European History Exam.
--Paul LeVan, Pittsford Sutherland High School (NY)
This textbook provides everything necessary to engage the students and prepare them for the AP® European History College Board Exam. I would recommend it especially for sophomores who are taking the course, as it is appropriate for their reading level. What sets the textbook apart, is the opportunity to bring history to life through the treasure of primary source materials and activities both in the textbook and online.
-- Mark Rubino: CB East High School
[A History of Western Society] is extremely well-written with a focus on social history, and it is that focus on social history that distinguishes the book from others. My students…find [the book] well organized and accessible, [and they] like how clear topic sentences make it easy to take notes.
-- Brett Sommer: North Tonawanda High School