People and Events That Changed the World

Age Level: 11–17  Grade Level: 6–12

History is said to repeat itself—but perhaps not once students get ahold of this series. From the transatlantic slave trade to the Russian Revolution to the Third Reich, these world-changing events have forever marked the pages of history. Each book focuses on a consequential leader during a critical period in time, exploring the political, economic, and social impact of that person's influence, and how today's society has been shaped by these events. (ISBN: 978-0-7660-7429-3)

    Black and White Photographs, Full-color photographs, For Further Information Section, Glossary, Index, Primary Sources, Sidebars, Timelines, Web Sites, Chapter Notes
  • Rich with excepts from primary source documents presenting multiple perspectives
  • Extensive source notes provide vetted links to additional research
  • Thorough chronology of events provides readers with a complete context for the period
  • Spring 2016
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Adolf Hitler and the Rise of the Third Reich

Adolf Hitler and the Rise of the Third Reich

Linda Jacobs Altman
In-depth analysis and narrative prose explain the climate of Germany post World War I, and make it clear to students exactly who Adolf Hitler was and what his political aspirations for Germany were. A clear chronology of the early twentieth century will enlighten readers about the rise of the Third Reich and its leader...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-7175-9
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Mahatma Gandhi and India's Independence

Mahatma Gandhi and India's Independence

Ann Malaspina
Highlighting Mahatma Gandhi’s key ideals and details of his life through source documents, photos, and informative text, this book will help students understand the revolutionary ideas that Gandhi portrayed...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-7262-6
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Mao Zedong and the Chinese Revolution

Mao Zedong and the Chinese Revolution

Ann Malaspina
Through first-person accounts, informational text, and photos, students will learn about Chairman Mao’s theories, military strategies, and political policies known as Maoism, which forever changed the culture of China and communication between the East and the West...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-7292-3
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Maximilien Robespierre and the French Revolution

Maximilien Robespierre and the French Revolution

Elizabeth Schmermund and Tom McGowen
Through source documents, engaging language, and illustrations, readers will discover why Maximilien Robespierre was one of the most influential figures of the French Revolution and how his politics, philosophies, and actions influenced the political landscape of today...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-7294-7
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Nelson Mandela and the End of Apartheid

Nelson Mandela and the End of Apartheid

Ann Graham Gaines Rodriguez
Through accessible text, a clear chronology, and photos, readers will discover how Nelson Mandela’s personal struggles and great courage spurred the South African revolution that changed the way the world looked at Africa...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-7300-5
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The Amistad Revolt and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

The Amistad Revolt and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Richard Worth
Through court documents, supporting details, and narrative language, students will discover how Sengbe Pieh, also known as Joseph Cinqué, staged a mutiny on a slave ship that not only gave him and his fellow captives freedom, but also spurred a court case that began an international debate over the morality and legality of slavery...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-7378-4
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