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Richard Goff is Professor Emeritus of History at Eastern Michigan University. He received his A.B. from Duke University and was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Cornell and a James B. Duke Fellow at Duke, where he received his Ph.D. He taught twentieth-century world history for more than a quarter of a century beginning in 1975. He is the author of Confederate Supply and of articles in the Encyclopedia of Southern History and the Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. He is the editor and co-author of two other college textbooks, A Survey of Western Civilization and World History.
Walter Moss is Professor of History at Eastern Michigan University, where he has taught history since 1970. He attended Xavier University in Cincinnati and received his Ph.D. from Georgetown University. He is the author of A History of Russia, 2 vols. (2nd ed.: 2002-2005) and Russia in the Age of Alexander II, Tolstoy, and Dostoevsky. He is co-editor along with Terry and Upshur of The Twentieth Century: Readings in Global History. He also co-authored Growing Old and edited Humanistic Perspectives on Aging. He has written over 100 book reviews and several articles on Russian history, literature, and philosophy and has traveled on many occasions to Russia, the former Soviet Union, and other parts of Europe. He is currently working on a book on the major global changes of the twentieth century.
Janice Terry is Professor of History at Eastern Michigan University with a specialty in the modern Middle East. She received her Ph.D. in history from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She is the author of The Wafd, 1919-1952: Cornerstone of Egyptian Political Power; Mistaken Identity: Arab Stereotypes in Popular Writing; and U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East: The Role of Lobbies and Special Interest Groups. She has also contributed to numerous anthologies and journals. She is the co-editor of The Arab Studies Quarterly and has lived and traveled extensively throughout the Middle East and Africa. She is co-author, along with Goff and Upshur, of the textbook World History; co-editor, along with Moss and Upshur, of The Twentieth Century: Readings in Global History; and co-editor, along with Upshur and Schroeder, of the seven-volume Encyclopedia of World History.
Jiu-Hwa Upshur is Professor of History at Eastern Michigan University. She received her B.A. from the University of Sydney and her Ph.D. in Chinese history from the University of Michigan, where she was a Rackham Prize Fellow. She is the author of book reviews and numerous articles on Chinese history and two catalogs on Chinese art. She is co-author, along with Goff and Terry, of World History, and co-editor of Lives and Times: Readings in World History and (with Moss and Terry) The Twentieth Century: Readings in Global History. She is also co-editor of the Encyclopedia of World History to be published by Facts on File. She has chaired the College Board World History Committee and served on the Social Studies National Advisory Committee. She has lived and traveled extensively in East Asia, India and Australia.
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