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On Top of the World

Jun 8, 2018

In a surprise announcement last week, the College Board declared they are cutting out the whole first half of the AP World History curriculum (a.k.a. Periods I, II, & III).  The course is now going to be just World History from 1450 CE.

We think this is a truck load of bullshit.  Tune in to find out exactly what kind of bullshit this is as well as a few reasonable arguments in favor of this change.

However, we mostly want to hear from you.  Please leave us a comment with your thoughts on the change.  Or, if you’d like to leave a voicemail that we can play during our next episode send an email to, a twitter message to @podhistory, or a message on our facebook page.



Dave – Manufacturing Confucianism: Chinese Traditions and Universal Civilization by Lionel M. Jensen

Matt – Cotton, Climate, and Camels in Early Islamic Iran: A Moment in World History by Richard W. Bulliet