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ISBN-10: 0078127793

ISBN-13: 9780078127793

Edition: 10th 2010

Authors: Helen Buss Mitchell, Joseph Mitchell, Joseph R. Mitchell

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Annual Editionsis a series of over 65 volumes, each designed to provide convenient, inexpensive access to a wide range of current articles from some of the most respected magazines, newspapers, and journals published today.Annual Editionsare updated on a regular basis through a continuous monitoring of over 300 periodical sources. The articles selected are authored by prominent scholars, researchers, and commentators writing for a general audience. TheAnnual Editionsvolumes have a number of common organizational features designed to make them particularly useful in the classroom: a general introduction; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; an annotated listing of selected World…    
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List price: $47.33
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 3/11/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Joseph Mitchell came to New York City in 1929 from a small town in North Carolina. He was twenty-one years old. He worked as a reporter & feature writer--for "The World", "The Herald Tribune", & "The World Telegram"--for eight years, & then went to "The New Yorker", where he remained until his death in 1996.

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The World and the West, 1500ndash;1900 Unit Overview
Aztecs: A New Perspective
History Today,December 2002 Who were the Aztecs?
What were their accomplishments? What caused their downfall?
For centuries, the answers to these questions were shrouded in mystery and misinterpretation
Pohl offers a freshinterpretationof the Aztecs and theircivilization,by writing from theperspectiveof our twenty-first century world
The Peopling of Canada
History Today,November 1993 Canada was the creation of twoimperial powers-France and England-during two distinct time periods
At first a Frenchcolonyand later a British one, Canada experienced dramatically differentimmigrationpatterns
During the earlier French phase,emigrationto Canada was painfully slow. However, during the later British phase, the emigration rate rose dramatically, creating a cultural dichotomy that still affects Canada today
400 Years of the East India Company
History Today,July 2000 Elizabeth I granted a charter to theEast India Companyin 1600, and in the two centuries to follow, it became a powerful vehicle for economic and imperial expansion
It was important for extendingBritish influenceintoChinaandIndia,and it even played a role in starting the American Revolution
The Ottomans in Europe
History Today,March 2001 In its contacts with thenon-Western world,Europe usually gained the upper hand
However, one non-Western power was able to fightWestern Europeto a standstill and sometimes threatened its very existence
For a few centuries, theOttoman Turkswere a problem that Europe couldn’t ignore
Queen of the India Trade
World,November/December 2005 Favorably situated on the Red Sea, Jiddah has been the gateway for trade fromIndiato theSuez Canal
It also served as a stopping point for those eastern Muslims making the pilgrimage toMakkah
How American Slavery Led to the Birth of Liberia
The New York Times Upfront,September 22, 2003 Liberia was founded by African-Americans whoemigratedfrom the United States in the 1820s
Their descendents dominated the politics of the region until a bloody coup by native Africans ended their rule
Fighting the Afghans in the 19th Century
History Today,December 2001 British involvement in 19th centuryAfghanistanproduced troubles and eventually a brokered peace
The problems the British faced are similar to those facing the United States today
New Light on the ‘Heart of Darkness’
History Today,December 1999 In 1899, Joseph Conrad’s novel attackedBritish imperialismin Africa and theSocial Darwinistprinciples that were its foundation
It also spawned a stronghumanitarianmovement to end wide-spread abuses against Africa’s people
The Ferment of the West, 1500ndash;1900 Unit Overview
The World, the Flesh and the Devil
History Today,November 2006 The image of women as witches was a staple of European life for centuries
It took modern rationalism to finally putwitch huntsto an end, but this did not occur before many had suffered at the hands ofreligiousandpoliticalleaders
The Luther Legacy
History Today,May 2007 Martin Luther was a seminal figure in theProtestant Reformation
He left a legacy that still touches human lives at every level-individual, family, church, and state
Elizabeth I: Gender, Power & Politics
History Today,May 2003 Historians who judge Elizabeth I’s rule seem preoccupied with the gender issue
Some, today, find claims of her being "the Britishfeminist icon'''' to be overstated
Her greatest legacy may be that she proved that a woman could be an exceptionally successful ruler
The Return of Catherine the Great
History Today,December 1996 Catherine the Great of Russia (1762ndash;1796) was one of a group of national leaders known asenlightened despots,rulers who governed with an iron fist, but tried in varying degrees to initiate reforms to help their people
A fascinating character, she ultimately failed to bringEnlightenmentvalues to Russia
Benjamin Franklin: An American in London
History Today,March 2000 From 1757 to 1775, Franklin, anAmerican colonist,lived in London and witnessed the growing rift between thecoloniesand themother country
His peculiar perspective allowed him to see both sides of the coming struggle, but eventually, British policies led to his support for the cause ofcolonial independencefrom England
From Mercantilism to the ‘Wealth of Nations’
The World & I,May 1999 Jean-Baptiste Colbert developedmercantilist economic ideasunder Louis XIV in an attempt to create a favorablebalance of tradefor France
His ideas clashed with the laterfree tradethoughts of Adam Smith of Scotland
The controversy continues today because nations still worry about unfavorable trade flows
As Good as Gold?
Smithsonian,September 2000 Wampum, bales of tobacco, coins, paper, and gold have all been used asmoney-a "medium of exchange'''' as the economists call it-in theUnited States
Now, paychecks are issued electronically and money is an electric current
A Woman Writ Large in Our History and Hearts
Smithsonian,December 1996 She wrote novels, smoked cigars, wore men’s clothing, had a string of love affairs, and adopted a man’s name
Living in France,George Sandset an example of freedom forwomento pursue a profession as well as to care for a household
The Industrial and Scientific Revolutions Unit Overview
Eyes Wide Open
TheNew York Times Magazine,April 18, 1999 An obscureArabin the tenth century resolved a question that had bothered thinkers for 800 years-did light travel from the eye to an object or was it the reverse?
Ibn al-Haythaminvited people to observe the sun, and realized from the results that light tr