Documents in World History Volume 2 * Fifth Edition Peter N. Stearns * Stephen S. Gosch * Erwin P. Grieshaber Revised and updated with fourteen new documents and four new visual sources, the fifth edition of Documents in World History retains its global emphasis while improving its standard selections and political coverage, as well as expanding its coverage of Africa and the Middle East, including Persia. FEATURES OF THE FIFTH EDITION New Global Contacts sections address comparisons and contrasts among major societies, as well as key interregional connections at crucial points in time. The emphasis on contacts between societies clarifies the major world history themes found in the readings. New Essay Suggestions are designed to open the readings to wider scrutiny and connect each selection to larger interpretive themes in world history. Introductions for each section place the documents in a broad historical context and provide students with guidelines for analyzing readings. Study Questions at the end of each section allow students to text their understanding and encourage them to think critically. New study questions are now included with all maps. Visual Source features use images as historical sources and include introductions and questions to help students analyze and interpret the images. Pinyin spellings are now used in the coverage of China. NEW DOCUMENTS Logbook of Christopher Columbus Jose de Costa's Natural and Moral History of the Indies, 1590 Account of Olaudah Equiano The Edict of 1635 Ordering the Closing of Japan Juana Inez se la Cruz's Poetry Source of Migrants to Manchuria: Famine and Near Famine in North China, 1867-1921 Baseball Comes to Japan Petition of the Chiefs of Brass Regarding Trade on the Niger, 1877 Halide Edib Adivar on Turkish Reforms Leila Ahmad on "Women's Islam" Wang Fucheng, "This is not the Way to Do Farmwork" Matsui Yayori, Asian Migrant Woman in Japan, 1988 Nelson Mandela, Speech on Release from Prison, 1990 Wole Soyinka, Towards a Sustainable Vision of Nigeria George W. Bush on Global Climate Change Zhu Rongji on Sustainable Development, 2002 Al Gore on Carbon Emissions Please visit us at www.pearsonhighered.com/historyGosch, Stephen S. is the author of 'Documents in World History, Volume 2', published 2008 under ISBN 9780205619474 and ISBN 0205619479.