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ERIC Number: ED133270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Pages: 191
Abstractor: N/A
Books in World History: A Guide for Teachers and Students.
Wagar, W. Warren
More than 380 world history books are listed in this annotated bibliography. The author's selections, critiques, and discussions of teaching history are based on the assumption that history is a subject that demands creative thought far more than it demands a prodigious memory. Chapter 1 lists and discusses books dealing with the nature of history and its role in education. A discussion of ten ways to structure world history courses follows: (1) the hand of providence, (2) what goes up must come down, (3) good tidings, (4) the golden thread, (5) the ages of man, (6) compare and contrast, (7) interaction, (8) great men, (9) great forces, and (10) the idea of mankind. Included are annotations of works using these approaches plus some books and journals that deal generally with teaching history. Chapter 2 lists and describes reference works, books on research and writing, multivolumed historical series, and journals. Remaining chapters survey the broad field of world history and list works that focus on the Ancient West, East and South Asia, Middle East, Africa, Australia, Latin America, and Europe. A separate chapter discusses history books that deal with the world since 1945. The final chapter provides a checklist of 75 basic books in world history, both scholarly and popular, with an index to their respective annotations. Bibliographic information for each entry includes prices and availability of the book in both hard cover and paperback. Some annotations contain a summary of the author's thesis along with the content description. Books especially suited for high school students are flagged. (ND)
Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 ($4.95 clothbound)
Publication Type: Books
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