Sources of Western Society From the Age of Exploration to the Present

ISBN-10: 0312640803

ISBN-13: 9780312640804

Edition: 2nd 2011

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Description: This primary source collection provides a diverse selection of sources to accompany each chapter ofA History of Western Society, Tenth Edition. Each chapter contains at least five sources that present history from the viewpoints of well-known and ordinary individuals alike. Now with 19 visual sources and 30% more documents, this edition offers great breadth and depth in its sources. To foster lively comparative debates, a new "Viewpoints" feature in each chapter highlights two or three documents that address the same topic from different perspectives.

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List price: $32.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 10/13/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Clare Haru Crowston is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Merry Wiesner-Hanks (Chair, Department of History, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1979. She has published WORKING WOMEN IN RENAISSANCE GERMANY (Rutgers, 1986) as well as numerous articles on women and the Reformation and urban social history. She is co-author of DISCOVERING THE GLOBAL PAST (2012), DISCOVERING THE WESTERN PAST (2008), DISCOVERING THE MEDIEVAL PAST (2003), DISCOVERING THE ANCIENT PAST (2005), DISCOVERING THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY WORLD (2005), and BECOMING VISIBLE: WOMEN IN EUROPEAN HISTORY (1998). She is also the General Editor of the PROBLEMS IN EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION series.

European Exploration and Conquest, 1450-1650
Ducas, Historia Turcobyzantia: The Fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans, ca. 1465
Hernando Cort�s, Two Letters to Charles V: On the Conquest of the Aztecs, 1521
Viewpoints: The Slave Trade in Africa
Alvise da Ca' da Mosto, Description of Capo Bianco and the Islands Nearest to It: Fifteenth-Century Slave Trade in West Africa, 1455-1456
King Nzinga Mbemba Affonso of Congo, Letters on the Slave Trade, 1526
Saint Francis Xavier, Missionaries in Japan, 1552
Michel de Montaigne, Of Cannibals, 1580
Comparative Questions
Absolutism and Constitutionalism in Europe, ca. 1589-1725
Henry IV, Edict of Nantes: Limited Toleration for the Huguenots, 1598
Jacques-B�nigne Bossuet, Politics Drawn from the Very Words of Holy Scripture, 1679
Jean-Baptiste Colbert, Memoir on Finances, 1670
Peter the Great, Edicts and Decrees: Imposing Western Styles on the Russians, 1699-1723
Viewpoints: The Commonwealth and The State of Nature
Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, 1651
John Locke, Second Treatise of Civil Government: Vindication for the Glorious Revolution, 1690
Comparative Questions
Toward a New Worldview, 1540-1789
Nicolaus Copernicus, On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres, 1542
Francis Bacon, On Superstition and the Virtue of Science, 1620
Viewpoints: Monarchical Power and Responsibility
Frederick the Great, Essay on the Forms of Government, ca. 1740
Baron de Montesquieu, From The Spirit of Laws: On the Separation of Governmental Powers, 1748
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract: On Popular Sovereignty and the General Will, 1762
Marquis de Condorcet, Outlines of an Historical Picture of the Progress of the Human Mind, 1793-1794
Comparative Questions
The Expansion of Europe, 1650-1800
Arthur Young, Political Essays Concerning the Present State of the British Empire, 1772
The Guild System in Germany, 1704-1719
Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations, 1776
Viewpoints: Trade and Empire in Africa and Asia
Captain Willem Bosman, On the Slave Trade in Guinea, ca. 1700
Robert, First Baron Clive, Speech in the House of Commons on India, 1772
Comparative Questions
The Changing Life of the People, 1700-1800
Edmond Williamson, Births and Deaths in an English Gentry Family, 1709-1720
John Locke, Some Thoughts Concerning Education, 1693
Viewpoints: Organized Religion in the 1700S
John Wesley, The Ground Rules for Methodism, 1749
Voltaire, A Treatise on Toleration, 1763
Mary Wortley Montagu, On Smallpox Inoculations, ca. 1717
Comparative Questions
The Revolution in Politics, 1775-1815
Commissioners of the Third Estate of the Carcassonne, Cahier de Doleances: The Third Estate Speaks, 1789
Edward Rigby, On The Taking of the Bastille and Its Aftermath, 1789
Viewpoints: The Legal Framework for A Revolutionary Government
National Assembly of France, Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, 1789
Napoleon Bonaparte, The Napoleonic Code, 1804
Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, 1792
Fran�ois Dominique Toussaint L'Ouverture, A Black Revolutionary Leader in Haiti, 1797
Comparative Questions
The Revolution in Energy and Industry, ca. 1780-1850
Thomas Malthus, An Essay on the Principle of Population, 1798
Viewpoints: The Industrialization of Manchester, England
John Aikin, Manchester Becomes a Thriving Industrial City, 1795
Friedrich Engels, The Condition of the Working Class in England, 1844
Ned Ludd, Yorkshire Textile Workers Threaten a Factory Owner, 1811-1812
Robert Owen, A New View of Society, 1813
The Child of the Factory, 1842
Comparative Questions
Ideologies and Upheavals, 1815-1850
David Ricardo, On Wages, 1817
Viewpoints: Conservatism and Liberalism
Klemens von Metternich, Political Confession of Faith, 1820
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto, 1848
Caspar David Friedrich, Monastery Graveyard in the Snow, ca. 1817-1819
The People's Charter, 1838
R. William Steuart Trench, Realities of Irish Life: The Misery of the Potato Famine, 1847
Comparative Questions
Life in the Emerging Urban Society, 1840-1900
Sir Edwin Chadwick, Inquiry into the Sanitary Condition of the Poor, 1842
Viewpoints: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban Life
Jack London, People of the Abyss, 1902
Isabella Beeton, Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management, 1861
Clara Zetkin, Women's Work and the Trade Unions, 1887
Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man, 1871
Herbert Spencer, Social Statics: Survival of the Fittest Applied to Humankind, 1851
Comparative Questions
The Age of Nationalism, 1850-1914
Viewpoints: The State and The People
Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address, 1863
Otto von Bismarck, Speech Before the Reichstag: On the Law for Workers' Compensation, 1884
John Leighton, Paris Under the Commune, 1871
�mile Zola, "J'Accuse" the French Army, 1898
Leo Pinsker, Auto-Emancipation: A Russian Zionist Makes the Case for a Jewish Homeland, 1882
Comparative Questions
The West and the World, 1815-1914
Viewpoints: Economic Imperialism
Commissioner Lin, Letter to Queen Victoria, 1839
Jules Ferry, Speech Before the French Chamber of Deputies, 1884
Sir Henry Morton Stanley, Autobiography: European Imperialism in Africa, 1909
Mark Twain, King Leopold's Soliloquy, 1905
The Boxers Declare Death to "Foreign Devils," 1900
J. A. Hobson, Imperialism, 1902
Comparative Questions
War and Revolution, 1914-1919
Chancellor von Bethmann-Hollweg, Telegram to the German Ambassador at Vienna, July 6, 1914
Wilfred Owen, Poems: "Dulce et Decorum Est" and "Disabled," 1917
Vera Brittain, Testament of Youth, 1933
Helena Swanwick, The War in Its Effect Upon Women, 1916
Vladimir I. Lenin, What Is to Be Done?, 1902
Viewpoints: The Conditions of Peace
Woodrow Wilson, The Fourteen Points, 1918
A Defeated Germany Contemplates the Peace Treaty, 1919
Comparative Questions
The Age of Anxiety, ca. 1900-1940
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science: God Is Dead, the Victim of Science, 1882
Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams, 1900
John Maynard Keynes, The Economic Consequences of the Peace: An Analysis of the Versailles Treaty, 1920
Viewpoints: The Great Depression in Europe
Sir Percy Malcolm Stewart, First and Second Reports of the Commissioner for the Special Areas: Parliament Addresses the Great Depression in Britain, 1934
Heinrich Hauser, With the Unemployed in Germany, 1933
British Beauty, 1926
Comparative Questions
Dictatorships and the Second World War, 1919-1945
Joseph Stalin, An Interview with H. G. Wells: Marxism and Liberalism, July 23, 1934
Vladimir Tchernavin, I Speak for the Silent: Stalinist Interrogation Techniques Revealed, 1930
Viewpoints: The Power of Propaganda
Soviet Propaganda Posters, 1941 and 1945
Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf: The Art of Propaganda, 1924
The Nuremberg Laws: The Centerpiece of Nazi Racial Legislation, 1935
Winston Churchill, Speech Before the House of Commons, June 18, 1940
Traian Popovici, Mein Bekenntnis: The Ghettoization of the Jews, 1941
Comparative Questions
Cold War Conflict and Consensus, 1945-1965
George C. Marshall, An American Plan to Rebuild a Shattered Europe, June 5, 1947
Alexander Solzhenitsyn, From One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich: The Stalinist Gulag, 1962
Generals Leslie Groves and Thomas F. Farrell, Witnesses to the Birth of the Atomic Age, July 18, 1945
Viewpoints: Criticisms of A "Civilized" Europe
Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth, 1961
Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex: Existential Feminism, 1949
Comparative Questions
Challenging the Postwar Order, 1960-1991
Viewpoints: Reforming Socialist Societies
Solidarity Union, Twenty-One Demands: A Call for Workers' Rights and Freedom in a Socialist State, 1980
Mikhail Gorbachev, Perestroika: New Thinking for Our Country and the World, 1987
Jeff Widener, Tank Man, Tiananmen Square, 1989
Alex Harvey, "Give My Compliments to the Chef," 1975
Vaclav Havel, New Year's Address to the Nation, 1990
Comparative Questions
Europe in the Age of Globalization, 1990 to the Present
Ko? Annan, The Fall of Srebrenica: An Assessment, 1999
Amartya Sen, A World Not Neatly Divided, November 23, 2001
Viewpoints: Envisioning the World to Come
Tariq Ramadan, Western Muslims and the Future of Islam, 2004
Francis Fukuyama, The End of History and the Last Man, 1992
Protesting Globalization, 2001
Comparative Questions
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