Modern World History is continuously updated and enhanced, increasing the educational value of this award-winning resource. Here is a recap of some of the content updates made so far this year.
- Authoritative sources: Added seven new volumes from the Milestones in World History series:
- The Chinese Cultural Revolution
- The Manhattan Project
- The Bolshevik Revolution
- The Perry Expedition and the Opening of Japan
- D-Day and the Liberation of France
- The Collapse of the Soviet Union
- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
- Videos: Added 280 new video clips, including from the three-part Guns, Germs, and Steel series by National Geographic (Out of Eden, Conquest, and Into the Tropics), based on Jared Diamond’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
- Primary sources: Added 20 new documents with detailed introductory notes, including excerpts from:
- “The Myth of Quetzalcoatl,” which played a role in the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire
- An excerpt from the Malleus Maleficarum (1486), a theological guidebook for identifying, prosecuting, and executing witches written by two Dominican friars
- An excerpt from Bartolomé de las Casas’s Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies (1542)
- An excerpt from the 1621 Charter of the Dutch West India Company established to manage the trade and exploit the resources of Dutch colonies in the Americas
- The Sugar Act of 1764, imposed on the American colonies by the British parliament to raise revenue
- Platform of the American Anti-Imperialist League, 1899.
- Timelines: Updated regularly.
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