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By Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

This publication tells the tale of humankind as manufacturers and reproducers from the Paleolithic to the current. well known social and cultural historian Merry Wiesner-Hanks brings a brand new viewpoint to global historical past by means of studying social and cultural advancements around the globe, together with households and relatives teams, social and gender hierarchies, sexuality, race and ethnicity, hard work, faith, intake, and fabric tradition. She examines how those buildings and actions replaced over the years via neighborhood procedures and interactions with different cultures, highlighting key advancements that outlined specific eras corresponding to the expansion of towns or the construction of an international buying and selling community. Incorporating foragers, farmers and manufacturing unit employees besides shamans, scribes and secretaries, the ebook widens and elongates human historical past. It makes comparisons and generalizations, but additionally notes diversities and particularities, because it examines the social and cultural issues which are on the center of massive questions in global historical past today.

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