Twelfth Edition   ©2017

A History of Western Society, Volume 1

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: 1-319-03102-1; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-03102-2; Format: Paper Text, 632 pages

New primary source feature “Thinking Like a Historian” introduces students to historical analysis.  Each feature (one per chapter) includes at least five sources organized around a central theme, such as “Christian and Muslim Views of the Crusade” (Chapter 9) or “Women and Empire” (Chapter 24). Questions guide students’ analysis of the evidence and a “Putting It All Together” assignment asks them to synthesize these sources together with what they have learned in class. Click the sample below to preview the feature from Chapter 26 on "The Radio Age."

McKay 12e Thinking Like a Historian

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