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The gold standard for AP European history, A History of Western Society, Ninth Edition remains unsurpassed in its integration of everyday life in the broad sweep of Western history. The enduring appeal of social history is strengthened in the new edition with fresh scholarship and global perspectives added by new authors Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks and Clare Haru Crowston. Compelling writing rich with details about daily life helps students identify with peoples of the past, while the authors' sustained attention to cultural, economic, political, and diplomatic history ensures a balanced, integrated narrative. A close fit with the College Board’s course description, the new edition includes engaging special features and a series of Document-Based Questions (DBQs) that help students develop their historical analysis skills and prepare for the AP exam.
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John P. McKay, born in St. Louis, Missouri, is a professor of history and an author. He received his B.A.
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