Clare Haru Crowston

Testimonials


“I love this book. It is balanced, avoiding many of the anachronisms and politically correct biases that pervade most other surveys. Students find it highly readable.”
--Ron Lowe, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

“The coverage of the central themes, events, cultures, and civilizations is excellent.” -- Gene Barnett, Calhoun Community College
 
“This textbook has a nice balance of political narrative and social history, reminding students of the broader themes of world history as well as introducing some of the more interesting stories. It has all of the pedagogical support instructors expect in a textbook.” –Kelly Kennington, Auburn University
 
 
 “This text would suit the needs of my students perfectly.”
--Gayle Greene-Aguirre, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
 

128871810

“I love this book. It is balanced, avoiding many of the anachronisms and politically correct biases that pervade most other surveys. Students find it highly readable.”
--Ron Lowe, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

“The coverage of the central themes, events, cultures, and civilizations is excellent.” -- Gene Barnett, Calhoun Community College
 
“This textbook has a nice balance of political narrative and social history, reminding students of the broader themes of world history as well as introducing some of the more interesting stories. It has all of the pedagogical support instructors expect in a textbook.” –Kelly Kennington, Auburn University
 
 
 “This text would suit the needs of my students perfectly.”
--Gayle Greene-Aguirre, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
 

128909499

“I love this book. It is balanced, avoiding many of the anachronisms and politically correct biases that pervade most other surveys. Students find it highly readable.”
--Ron Lowe, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

“The coverage of the central themes, events, cultures, and civilizations is excellent.” -- Gene Barnett, Calhoun Community College
 
“This textbook has a nice balance of political narrative and social history, reminding students of the broader themes of world history as well as introducing some of the more interesting stories. It has all of the pedagogical support instructors expect in a textbook.” –Kelly Kennington, Auburn University
 
 
 “This text would suit the needs of my students perfectly.”
--Gayle Greene-Aguirre, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
 

128909817

"I love this book. It is balanced, avoiding many of the anachronisms and politically correct biases that pervade most other surveys. Students find it highly readable."
--Ron Lowe, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

"The coverage of the central themes, events, cultures, and civilizations is excellent. I am also impressed with the special features included in the text, which open students’ eyes to different historical interpretations as well as information that would not necessarily be presented in a lecture class." -- Gene Barnett, Calhoun Community College

"This textbook has a nice balance of political narrative and social history, reminding students of the broader themes of world history as well as introducing some of the more interesting stories. It has all of the pedagogical support instructors expect in a textbook." –Kelly Kennington, Auburn University

"The ‘Individuals in Society’ features are excellent resources which allow students to personally connect with little known historical characters." – Scott West, University of Dayton

"This text would suit the needs of my students perfectly."
--Gayle Greene-Aguirre, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

"The book contains particularly excellent maps and images, as well as insets that encourage critical comparison and analysis of documents and images."
--Emily Fisher Gray, Norwich University

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"I love this book. It is balanced, avoiding many of the anachronisms and politically correct biases that pervade most other surveys. Students find it highly readable."
– Ron Lowe, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

"The coverage of the central themes, events, cultures, and civilizations is excellent. I am also impressed with the special features included in the text, which open students’ eyes to different historical interpretations as well as information that would not necessarily be presented in a lecture class."
– Gene Barnett, Calhoun Community College

"This textbook has a nice balance of political narrative and social history, reminding students of the broader themes of world history as well as introducing some of the more interesting stories. It has all of the pedagogical support instructors expect in a textbook, plus great new "Thinking Like a Historian" features."
–Kelly Kennington, Auburn University

"The ‘Individuals in Society’ features are excellent resources which allow students to personally connect with little known historical characters."
– Scott West, University of Dayton

"A History of World Societies is a dynamic and comprehensive full-service text."
– Lily Rhodes Novicki, Virginia Western Community College

"This text would suit the needs of my students perfectly."
– Gayle Greene-Aguirre, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

"The book contains particularly excellent maps and images, as well as insets that encourage critical comparison and analysis of documents and images."
--Emily Fisher Gray, Norwich University

128872018

"I love this book. It is balanced, avoiding many of the anachronisms and politically correct biases that pervade most other surveys. Students find it highly readable."
--Ron Lowe, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

"The coverage of the central themes, events, cultures, and civilizations is excellent. I am also impressed with the special features included in the text, which open students’ eyes to different historical interpretations as well as information that would not necessarily be presented in a lecture class." -- Gene Barnett, Calhoun Community College

"This textbook has a nice balance of political narrative and social history, reminding students of the broader themes of world history as well as introducing some of the more interesting stories. It has all of the pedagogical support instructors expect in a textbook, plus great new "Thinking Like a Historian" features." –Kelly Kennington, Auburn University

"The ‘Individuals in Society’ features are excellent resources which allow students to personally connect with little known historical characters." – Scott West, University of Dayton

"A History of World Societies is a dynamic and comprehensive full-service text."
--Lily Rhodes Novicki, Virginia Western Community College

"This text would suit the needs of my students perfectly."
--Gayle Greene-Aguirre, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

"The book contains particularly excellent maps and images, as well as insets that encourage critical comparison and analysis of documents and images."
--Emily Fisher Gray, Norwich University

128909989

"I love this book. It is balanced, avoiding many of the anachronisms and politically correct biases that pervade most other surveys. Students find it highly readable."
--Ron Lowe, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

"The coverage of the central themes, events, cultures, and civilizations is excellent. I am also impressed with the special features included in the text, which open students’ eyes to different historical interpretations as well as information that would not necessarily be presented in a lecture class." -- Gene Barnett, Calhoun Community College

"This textbook has a nice balance of political narrative and social history, reminding students of the broader themes of world history as well as introducing some of the more interesting stories. It has all of the pedagogical support instructors expect in a textbook, plus great new "Thinking Like a Historian" features." –Kelly Kennington, Auburn University

"The ‘Individuals in Society’ features are excellent resources which allow students to personally connect with little known historical characters." – Scott West, University of Dayton

"A History of World Societies is a dynamic and comprehensive full-service text."
--Lily Rhodes Novicki, Virginia Western Community College

"This text would suit the needs of my students perfectly."
--Gayle Greene-Aguirre, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

"The book contains particularly excellent maps and images, as well as insets that encourage critical comparison and analysis of documents and images."
--Emily Fisher Gray, Norwich University

128910456

A History of Western Society has long been a standard among Western Civilization textbooks. It is very well-organized, concisely written, and amply illustrated with pictures, paintings, and maps. The primary sources in the book really help the student to develop the skills that are so very necessary for success at the university level. I cannot recommend this book enough.
--Roy Koepp, University of Nebraska at Kearney

The chapters are easy to understand, well-illustrated, and the features can easily be adapted to enhance any lesson plan. My favorite is the "Individuals in Society" feature that exposes very important characters in history and connects them to themes of the chapter and time period. My students love the pictures and maps. Utilizing visual aids for learning is essential in the 21st century. Out of all the textbooks out there, I think A History of Western Society does this the best!
--Jesse Lynch, Shasta College

A History of Western Society is one of the more thorough texts on Western Civilization history. It is a colorful, well-written text that includes an assortment of features and tools to help students succeed in the classroom.
--Amy Colon, SUNY Sullivan

What distinguishes this book from other survey textbooks is the wide variety of source material such as primary texts and images. This is an area that is grossly underutilized in most textbooks which inhibits students from gaining a comprehensive and adequate understanding of history. Offering such a wide variety of sources enables a student to be more successful in the course and find a deep appreciation of history.
--Calvin Tesler, Lehigh University

A History of Western Society provides a broad, chronological approach to the period. It includes useful illustrations, document analysis, chronology lists, and other features that make it student-friendly without sacrificing substance. The authors who were added in recent years have kept the book up-to-date in terms of scholarship and subject-matter focus.
--Robert Blackey, California State University, San Bernardino
130243409

A History of Western Society has long been a standard among Western Civilization textbooks. It is very well-organized, concisely written, and amply illustrated with pictures, paintings, and maps. I cannot recommend this book enough.
--Roy Koepp, University of Nebraska at Kearney

A History of Western Society is one of the more thorough texts on Western Civilization history. It is a well-written text that includes an assortment of tools to help students succeed in the classroom.
--Amy Colon, SUNY Sullivan

A History of Western Society provides a broad, chronological approach to the period. It is student-friendly without sacrificing substance. The authors who were added in recent years have kept the book up-to-date in terms of scholarship and subject-matter focus.
--Robert Blackey, California State University, San Bernardino

125086768
A History of Western Society has long been a standard among Western Civilization textbooks. It is very well-organized, concisely written, and amply illustrated with pictures, paintings, and maps. The primary sources and critical thinking exercises in the book really help the student to develop the skills that are so very necessary for success at the university level. I cannot recommend this book enough.
--Roy Koepp, University of Nebraska at Kearney

The chapters are easy to understand, well-illustrated, and the features can easily be adapted to enhance any lesson plan. My favorite is the "Individuals in Society" feature that exposes very important characters in history and connects them to themes of the chapter and time period. My students love the pictures and maps. Utilizing visual aids for learning is essential in the 21st century. Out of all the textbooks out there, I think A History of Western Society does this the best!
--Jesse Lynch, Shasta College

A History of Western Society is one of the more thorough texts on Western Civilization history. It is a colorful, well-written text that includes an assortment of features and tools to help students succeed in the classroom.
--Amy Colon, SUNY Sullivan

What distinguishes this book from other survey textbooks is the wide variety of source material such as primary texts, images, and the "Living in the Past" feature. This is an area that is grossly underutilized in most textbooks which inhibits students from gaining a comprehensive and adequate understanding of history. Offering such a wide variety of sources enables a student to be more successful in the course and find a deep appreciation of history
--Calvin Tesler, Lehigh University

A History of Western Society provides a broad, chronological approach to the period. It includes useful illustrations, document analysis, chronology lists, and other features that make it student-friendly without sacrificing substance. The authors who were added in recent years have kept the book up-to-date in terms of scholarship and subject-matter focus.
--Robert Blackey, California State University, San Bernardino
125072794
A History of Western Society has long been a standard among Western Civilization textbooks. It is very well-organized, concisely written, and amply illustrated with pictures, paintings, and maps. The primary sources and critical thinking exercises in the book really help the student to develop the skills that are so very necessary for success at the university level. I cannot recommend this book enough.
--Roy Koepp, University of Nebraska at Kearney

The chapters are easy to understand, well-illustrated, and the features can easily be adapted to enhance any lesson plan. My favorite is the "Individuals in Society" feature that exposes very important characters in history and connects them to themes of the chapter and time period. My students love the pictures and maps. Utilizing visual aids for learning is essential in the 21st century. Out of all the textbooks out there, I think A History of Western Society does this the best!
--Jesse Lynch, Shasta College

A History of Western Society is one of the more thorough texts on Western Civilization history. It is a colorful, well-written text that includes an assortment of features and tools to help students succeed in the classroom.
--Amy Colon, SUNY Sullivan

What distinguishes this book from other survey textbooks is the wide variety of source material such as primary texts, images, and the "Living in the Past" feature. This is an area that is grossly underutilized in most textbooks which inhibits students from gaining a comprehensive and adequate understanding of history. Offering such a wide variety of sources enables a student to be more successful in the course and find a deep appreciation of history
--Calvin Tesler, Lehigh University

A History of Western Society provides a broad, chronological approach to the period. It includes useful illustrations, document analysis, chronology lists, and other features that make it student-friendly without sacrificing substance. The authors who were added in recent years have kept the book up-to-date in terms of scholarship and subject-matter focus.
--Robert Blackey, California State University, San Bernardino

125080908
  A History of Western Society has long been a standard among Western Civilization textbooks. It is very well-organized, concisely written, and amply illustrated with pictures, paintings, and maps. The primary sources and critical thinking exercises in the book really help the student to develop the skills that are so very necessary for success at the university level. I cannot recommend this book enough.
--Roy Koepp, University of Nebraska at Kearney

The chapters are easy to understand, well-illustrated, and the features can easily be adapted to enhance any lesson plan. My favorite is the "Individuals in Society" feature that exposes very important characters in history and connects them to themes of the chapter and time period. My students love the pictures and maps. Utilizing visual aids for learning is essential in the 21st century. Out of all the textbooks out there, I think A History of Western Society does this the best!
--Jesse Lynch, Shasta College

A History of Western Society is one of the more thorough texts on Western Civilization history. It is a colorful, well-written text that includes an assortment of features and tools to help students succeed in the classroom.
--Amy Colon, SUNY Sullivan

What distinguishes this book from other survey textbooks is the wide variety of source material such as primary texts, images, and the "Living in the Past" feature. This is an area that is grossly underutilized in most textbooks which inhibits students from gaining a comprehensive and adequate understanding of history. Offering such a wide variety of sources enables a student to be more successful in the course and find a deep appreciation of history
--Calvin Tesler, Lehigh University

A History of Western Society provides a broad, chronological approach to the period. It includes useful illustrations, document analysis, chronology lists, and other features that make it student-friendly without sacrificing substance. The authors who were added in recent years have kept the book up-to-date in terms of scholarship and subject-matter focus.
--Robert Blackey, California State University, San Bernardino
125085682
  A History of Western Society has long been a standard among Western Civilization textbooks. It is very well-organized, concisely written, and amply illustrated with pictures, paintings, and maps. The primary sources and critical thinking exercises in the book really help the student to develop the skills that are so very necessary for success at the university level. I cannot recommend this book enough.
--Roy Koepp, University of Nebraska at Kearney

The chapters are easy to understand, well-illustrated, and the features can easily be adapted to enhance any lesson plan. My favorite is the "Individuals in Society" feature that exposes very important characters in history and connects them to themes of the chapter and time period. My students love the pictures and maps. Utilizing visual aids for learning is essential in the 21st century. Out of all the textbooks out there, I think A History of Western Society does this the best!
--Jesse Lynch, Shasta College

A History of Western Society is one of the more thorough texts on Western Civilization history. It is a colorful, well-written text that includes an assortment of features and tools to help students succeed in the classroom.
--Amy Colon, SUNY Sullivan

What distinguishes this book from other survey textbooks is the wide variety of source material such as primary texts, images, and the "Living in the Past" feature. This is an area that is grossly underutilized in most textbooks which inhibits students from gaining a comprehensive and adequate understanding of history. Offering such a wide variety of sources enables a student to be more successful in the course and find a deep appreciation of history
--Calvin Tesler, Lehigh University

A History of Western Society provides a broad, chronological approach to the period. It includes useful illustrations, document analysis, chronology lists, and other features that make it student-friendly without sacrificing substance. The authors who were added in recent years have kept the book up-to-date in terms of scholarship and subject-matter focus.
--Robert Blackey, California State University, San Bernardino
127252917
A History of Western Society has long been a standard among Western Civilization textbooks. It is very well-organized, concisely written, and amply illustrated with pictures, paintings, and maps. The primary sources and critical thinking exercises in the book really help the student to develop the skills that are so very necessary for success at the university level. I cannot recommend this book enough.
--Roy Koepp, University of Nebraska at Kearney

The chapters are easy to understand, well-illustrated, and the features can easily be adapted to enhance any lesson plan. My favorite is the "Individuals in Society" feature that exposes very important characters in history and connects them to themes of the chapter and time period. My students love the pictures and maps. Utilizing visual aids for learning is essential in the 21st century. Out of all the textbooks out there, I think A History of Western Society does this the best!
--Jesse Lynch, Shasta College

A History of Western Society is one of the more thorough texts on Western Civilization history. It is a colorful, well-written text that includes an assortment of features and tools to help students succeed in the classroom.
--Amy Colon, SUNY Sullivan

What distinguishes this book from other survey textbooks is the wide variety of source material such as primary texts, images, and the "Living in the Past" feature. This is an area that is grossly underutilized in most textbooks which inhibits students from gaining a comprehensive and adequate understanding of history. Offering such a wide variety of sources enables a student to be more successful in the course and find a deep appreciation of history
--Calvin Tesler, Lehigh University

A History of Western Society provides a broad, chronological approach to the period. It includes useful illustrations, document analysis, chronology lists, and other features that make it student-friendly without sacrificing substance. The authors who were added in recent years have kept the book up-to-date in terms of scholarship and subject-matter focus.
--Robert Blackey, California State University, San Bernardino
127253234
Understanding World Societies is a well-written, brief text based on solid scholarship. Each chapter incorporates an innovative student study guide that has real potential for taking students deep into the complexities of history.
Theodore Kallman, San Joaquin Delta College

The structure of the chapters in Understanding World Societies is outstanding. The main section questions, quick review questions at the end of each section, timelines, well selected visuals, and visually appealing design make this a uniquely user-friendly text. My students will find it easier to do the textbook reading assignments and have a higher probability of being able to focus on major issues rather than wallowing in an endless series of facts. This is an excellent textbook.
Irwin Halfond, McKendree University
109176843

Understanding World Societies is a well-written, brief text based on solid scholarship. Each chapter incorporates an innovative student study guide that has real potential for taking students deep into the complexities of history.
- Theodore Kallman, San Joaquin Delta College

The structure of the chapters in Understanding World Societies is outstanding. The main section questions, quick review questions at the end of each section, timelines, well selected visuals, and visually appealing design make this a uniquely user-friendly text. My students will find it easier to do the textbook reading assignments and have a higher probability of being able to focus on major issues rather than wallowing in an endless series of facts. This is an excellent textbook.
- Irwin Halfond, McKendree University

111722701

Understanding World Societies is a well-written, brief text based on solid scholarship. Each chapter incorporates an innovative student study guide that has real potential for taking students deep into the complexities of history.
- Theodore Kallman, San Joaquin Delta College

The structure of the chapters in Understanding World Societies is outstanding. The main section questions, quick review questions at the end of each section, timelines, well selected visuals, and visually appealing design make this a uniquely user-friendly text. My students will find it easier to do the textbook reading assignments and have a higher probability of being able to focus on major issues rather than wallowing in an endless series of facts. This is an excellent textbook.
- Irwin Halfond, McKendree University

111724129
"The chapter study guides encourage students to both review the chapter material and attempt deeper analysis. I would encourage my students to use this feature to prepare for class and exams."

— Gemma Albanese, Dawson College
99709114

"This text really addresses important issues in an accessible and wide-ranging way. Students enjoy it and will read it."

—Carol Levin, University of Nebraska

"Perhaps the most comprehensive, most accessible, and most readable Western civilization textbook that I have encountered."

—James H. Adams, Pennsylvania State University-Abington

"Finally there is a textbook that presents a much fuller scope of the picture of Western civ."

—James Lenaghan, The Ohio State University

"Fine text, outstanding value."

—Peter G. Klem, Great Basin College

"The engaging, solid, and well-written narrative is very accessible for students and will promote their interest in the material."

—Rosemary Thurston, New Jersey City University

99709114
"The chapter study guides encourage students to both review the chapter material and attempt deeper analysis. I would encourage my students to use this feature to prepare for class and exams." — Gemma Albanese, Dawson College
104762306

"This text really addresses important issues in an accessible and wide-ranging way. Students enjoy it and will read it."

—Carol Levin, University of Nebraska

"Perhaps the most comprehensive, most accessible, and most readable Western civilization textbook that I have encountered."

—James H. Adams, Pennsylvania State University-Abington

"Finally there is a textbook that presents a much fuller scope of the picture of Western civ."

—James Lenaghan, The Ohio State University

"Fine text, outstanding value."

—Peter G. Klem, Great Basin College

"The engaging, solid, and well-written narrative is very accessible for students and will promote their interest in the material."

—Rosemary Thurston, New Jersey City University

104762306
"The chapter study guides encourage students to both review the chapter material and attempt deeper analysis. I would encourage my students to use this feature to prepare for class and exams." — Gemma Albanese, Dawson College
104762784

"This text really addresses important issues in an accessible and wide-ranging way. Students enjoy it and will read it."

—Carol Levin, University of Nebraska

"Perhaps the most comprehensive, most accessible, and most readable Western civilization textbook that I have encountered."

—James H. Adams, Pennsylvania State University-Abington

"Finally there is a textbook that presents a much fuller scope of the picture of Western civ."

—James Lenaghan, The Ohio State University

"Fine text, outstanding value."

—Peter G. Klem, Great Basin College

"The engaging, solid, and well-written narrative is very accessible for students and will promote their interest in the material."

—Rosemary Thurston, New Jersey City University

104762784

A History of World Societies is a dynamic and comprehensive full-service text.”
--Lily Rhodes Novicki, Virginia Western Community College

83597808

A History of World Societies is a dynamic and comprehensive full-service text.”
--Lily Rhodes Novicki, Virginia Western Community College

“I love this book. It is balanced, avoiding many of the anachronisms and politically correct biases that pervade most other surveys. Students find it highly readable.
--Ron Lowe, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga,

“This text would suit the needs of my students perfectly.”
--Gayle Greene-Aguirre, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

“The book contains particularly excellent maps and images, as well as insets that encourage critical comparison and analysis of documents and images.”
--Emily Fisher Gray, Norwich University

83597808

A History of World Societies is a dynamic and comprehensive full-service text.”
--Lily Rhodes Novicki, Virginia Western Community College

83598706

A History of World Societies is a dynamic and comprehensive full-service text.”
--Lily Rhodes Novicki, Virginia Western Community College

“I love this book. It is balanced, avoiding many of the anachronisms and politically correct biases that pervade most other surveys. Students find it highly readable.
--Ron Lowe, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga,

“This text would suit the needs of my students perfectly.”
-Gayle Greene-Aguirre, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

“The book contains particularly excellent maps and images, as well as insets that encourage critical comparison and analysis of documents and images.”
--Emily Fisher Gray, Norwich University

83598706

A History of World Societies is a dynamic and comprehensive full-service text.”
--Lily Rhodes Novicki, Virginia Western Community College

83599891

A History of World Societies is a dynamic and comprehensive full-service text.”
--Lily Rhodes Novicki, Virginia Western Community College

“I love this book. It is balanced, avoiding many of the anachronisms and politically correct biases that pervade most other surveys. Students find it highly readable.
--Ron Lowe, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga,

“This text would suit the needs of my students perfectly.”
-Gayle Greene-Aguirre, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

“The book contains particularly excellent maps and images, as well as insets that encourage critical comparison and analysis of documents and images.”
--Emily Fisher Gray, Norwich University

83599891

I've been teaching for twenty-five years and I believe one of the most challenging aspects of teaching history is finding a text with an engaging narrative. McKay et. al., provides a critical and engaging narrative which students enjoy."
—Todd Beach, Eastview High School, MN

A History of Western Society is a scholarly text that offers many opportunities for students to build skills in critical thinking, writing and analysis. Many texts offer scholarships, but it is the special features and the ready-made assignments that make it an excellent match for busy high school teachers.
—Tammie Spencer, Fishers High School
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Clare Haru Crowston