Roots of Contemporary Issues

Growing directly out of the experiences of a team of historians, the Roots of Contemporary Issues series is built on the premise that students will be better at facing current and future challenges, no matter their major or career path, if they are capable of addressing controversial and pressing issues in mature, reasoned ways using evidence, critical thinking, and clear written and oral communication skills.

To help students achieve these goals, each title in the Roots of Contemporary Issues series argues that we need both a historical understanding and an appreciation of the ways in which humans have been interconnected with places around the world for decades and even centuries.

Heavy Traffic
The Global Drug Trade in Historical Perspective

Gender Rules
Identity and Empire in Historical Perspective

Ruptured Lives
Refugee Crises in Historical Perspective

Chronic Disparities
Public Health in Historical Perspective

Power Politics
Carbon Energy in Historical Perspective

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