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May 2020

Front Cover: GuaTewet tree of life-LHFage.jpg. Digital image uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by user "Lhfage" on 6 March 2011. Original photograph from Luc-Henri Fage and Jean-Michel Chazine, Borneo, Memory of the Caves (1999).

Back Cover: Cueva de las Manos (6811931046).jpg. Digital image uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by user "Danapit" on 13 December 2015. Original photograph by Pablo Gimenez, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 17 January 2012.

Hands seems to greet us from beyond. Despite the similar themes, this art hails from throughout space and time. Gua Tewet (Tree of Life) in Borneo, Indonesia dates from 12,000 to 10,000 years ago, while Cueva de las Manos (Cave of Hands) in Santa Cruz, Argentina dates from 13,000 to 9,000 years ago.

Likewise, many "hands" collaborated to create this issue on world history, with various authors considering various disciplines such as global history, big history, and deep history. Making the case to expand the timeframe of study in world history standards, Kyle A. Greenwalt offers "The Mind in the Cave: The Paleolithic Era in the American World History Curriculum," which begins on page 497.

We hope you and your students enjoy the possibilities presented in this edition of The History Teacher, a special-focus issue on World History.

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Volume 53, No. 3
May 2020

Front Matter | Back Matter


World History and Global History

Caught Between Pedagogy and Politics: The Challenges of Teaching Globalization in the Twenty-First Century
  by Hannah Farber   (pp. 409-439)

It's Just Different: Identifying Features of Disciplinary Literacy Unique to World History
  by Tamara L. Shreiner and David E. Zwart   (pp. 441-469)

The "Inconvenient Continent"?: Teaching "Africa" in Global and International History
  by Candace Sobers   (pp. 471-496)

The Mind in the Cave: The Paleolithic Era in the American World History Curriculum
  by Kyle A. Greenwalt   (pp. 497-527)

Saving the World: Three Core Themes to Help Rebuild the World History Survey
  by Andrew C. Peterson   (pp. 529-560)


History and the Mental Health Crisis: Preparing University Students to Live with Uncertainty through Authentic Research and Metacognition
  by Eve Kornfeld   (pp. 561-585)


Full Reviews Section   (pp. 587-596)

Akkerman, Nadine. Invisible Agents: Women and Espionage in Seventeenth-Century Britain
  by Rick Cozart

Andrew, Christopher. The Secret World: A History of Intelligence
  by David P. Hadley

Leavitt-Alcántara, Brianna. Alone at the Altar: Single Women and Devotion in Guatemala, 1670-1870
  by Patricia Harms

Littlejohn, Jeffrey L., Reginald K. Ellis, and Peter B. Levy, eds. The Seedtime, the Work, and the Harvest: New Perspectives on the Black Freedom Struggle in America
  by Alex Tabor

Magnúsdóttir, Rósa. Enemy Number One: The United States of America in Soviet Ideology and Propaganda, 1945-1959
  by Matthew Brown

Miller, Douglas K. Indians on the Move: Native American Mobility and Urbanization in the Twentieth Century
  by Heather Ponchetti Daly


407   Contributors to The History Teacher
586   The History of The History Teacher
597   Questionnaire for Potential Reviewers
598   Membership/Subscription Information
600   Submission Guidelines for The History Teacher


408   International Big History Association: Changing the World
440   Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center: Indian Ocean in World History
470   Association for Asian Studies: Attend an AAS Conference
528   Society For History Education: Celebrating 50 Years


Hannah Farber is an Assistant Professor of early American history at Columbia University. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2014. Her interests include the political economy of the early American republic, early modern globalization, visual and material culture, and the culture of economic life. Her manuscript in progress, Underwriters of the United States, explains how the transnational system of marine insurance influenced the establishment and early development of the American republic.

Kyle Greenwalt (Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University. His research interests lie at the intersection of curriculum, national identity, and collective memory. Working with local social studies teachers in the state, Greenwalt coordinates the College of Education's secondary social studies teacher preparation program. Prior to his appointment at Michigan State University, he taught high school social studies in northern Minnesota and English in eastern Hungary.

Eve Kornfeld, Senate Distinguished Professor and Professor of History, San Diego State University, earned her B.A. at Princeton University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in History at Harvard University. Her books were published by St. Martin's Press, and her articles appeared in the William and Mary Quarterly, Journal of the Early Republic, Journal of American Studies, The History Teacher, and many other journals. She received SDSU's Excellence in Teaching Award in the Humanities and Social Sciences in 2018.

Andrew C. Peterson earned his Ph.D. in World History from the University of Hawaii. He teaches world history courses in both the History and Global Studies Programs at Grand Valley State University in Michigan.

Tamara Shreiner is an Assistant Professor of History and Social Studies Education at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. In 2009, she earned her Ph.D. in Educational Studies with an emphasis in History and Social Studies Education from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Prior to her work at Grand Valley, Shreiner taught high school world history and big history for several years, and worked as a researcher with the Big History Project.

Candace Sobers (Ph.D., History, University of Toronto) is an Assistant Professor of Global and International Studies at Carleton University, where she teaches history, theory, and International Relations. She researches and writes at the intersection of international history and International Relations, with a focus on twentieth-century African liberation movements, the Cold War, contested nationalisms, and emancipatory politics.

David Zwart is an Assistant Professor in the History Department at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, where he also serves as the Assistant Chair for Social Studies. He has experience as a middle school history and social studies Teacher in California, and currently teaches courses primarily in social studies teaching methods and observes students in their field placements. He received his Ph.D. in History from Western Michigan University.

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