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McGraw-Hill companies are an American training and publishing company that produces textbooks, encyclopedias, and other educational materials for the medical, business, engineering, publishing, psychology, and social sciences. The company also publishes textbooks for college students through its higher education division College Division (McGraw-Hill Education), which is one of the most popular textbook publishers in the world.
The company traces its history back to 1888 when James H. McGraw began teaching piano lessons in Oskaloosa Iowa. After James retired his son William took charge of the business selling it later to his brother Edwin Byron McCaw who renamed the company The M'graw Hill Publishing Company. McGraw first published 'Hill's Manual of Social and Business Forms' as a textbook in 1845. His wife's cousin Robert Hill is credited with publishing the first McGraw-Hill business book, 'Modern Artillery'.
In 1967 McGraw-Hill opened an international subsidiary with offices throughout Europe and Asia. In 2015 it bought out competitor Standard & Poor's.