• Brief Table of Contents


    How to Get the Most from This Program
    Working with Evidence 
    Historical Thinking Skills: An AP® Primer
    Prologue: From Cosmic History to Human History

    PART ONE    First Things First: Beginnings in History, to 600 b.c.e.

    1. First Peoples; First Farmers: Most of History in a Single Chapter, to 4000 b.c.e. 
    2. First Civilizations: Cities, States, and Unequal Societies, 3500 b.c.e.-500 b.c.e.

    PART TWO    Second-Wave Civilizations in World History, 600 b.c.e.-600 c.e.

    3. State and Empire in Eurasia/North Africa, 500 b.c.e.-500 c.e.  
    4. Culture and Religion in Eurasia/North Africa, 500 b.c.e.-500 c.e.  
    5. Society and Inequality in Eurasia/North Africa, 500 b.c.e.-500 c.e. 
    6. Commonalities and Variations: Africa, the Americas, and Pacific Oceania, 500 b.c.e.-1200 c.e.

    PART THREE    An Age of Accelerating Connections, 600-1450

    7. Commerce and Culture, 500-1500
    8. China and the World: East Asian Connections, 500-1300
    9. The Worlds of Islam: Afro-Eurasian Connections, 600-1500
    10. The Worlds of Christendom: Contraction, Expansion, and Division, 500-1300
    11. Pastoral Peoples on the Global Stage: The Mongol Moment, 1200-1500
    12. The Worlds of the Fifteenth Century

    PART FOUR    The Early Modern World, 1450-1750

    13. Political Transformations: Empires and Encounters, 1450-1750
    14. Economic Transformations: Commerce and Consequence, 1450-1750
    15. Cultural Transformations: Religion and Science, 1450-1750

    PART FIVE The European Moment in World History, 1750-1900

    16. Atlantic Revolutions, Global Echoes, 1750-1914
    17. Revolutions of Industrialization, 1750-1914
    18. Colonial Encounters in Asia, Africa, and Oceania, 1750-1950
    19. Empires in Collision: Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia, 1800-1914

    PART SIX     The Most Recent Century, 1900-2015

    20. Collapse at the Center: World War, Depression, and the Rebalancing of Global Power, 1914-1970s
    21. Revolution, Socialism, and Global Conflict: The Rise and Fall of World Communism, 1917-present
    22. The End of Empire: The Global South on the Global Stage, 1914-present
    23. Capitalism and Culture: The Acceleration of Globalization, since 1945