Published byPearson Higher Education (January 13th 2010) - Copyright © 2011
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Courses in Western Civilization I and II; historiography courses primarily European.
Now that almost all sources are available on the web, a new kind of source book is needed. Older source books cannot compete with the free (and easily chosen) sources on the web. This book really makes students think through problems. As a professor for over 20 years, the author has used and discarded most source books that "bundle" sources with a short intro and a few questions. This book integrates sources within thematic chapters.
Table of contents
Part 3: The West in Transformation (1350-1700)
Chapter 9: The Renaissance
Petrarch: Rules for a Successful Ruler, c. 1350
Advice to Lorenzo de Medici: On Wifely Duties, 1416
Lorenzo Valla Skewers the Supposed "Donation of Constantine", c. 1440
Marriage in the Renaissance: A Serious Business, 1464-1465
Niccolo Machiavelli: From the Discourses on Livy, 1513-1517
Benvenuto Cellini: The Life of an Artist, 1558-1562
Chapter 10: Reformations and Counter-Reformations
The Act of Supremacy, 1534
The Council of Trent, 1545-1563
Anonymous, "The Execution of Archbishop Cranmer", 1556
Catherine Zell, "Letter to Ludwig Rabus", 1556-1558
Acts of Uniformity, 1559
Anonymous Government Agent, "Arrest of Edmund Campion and his Associates", 1581
The Edict of Nantes, 1598
Chapter 11: The Development of Early-Modern States and Societies
Jean Bodin, Six Books of the Commonwealth, "The True Attributes of Sovreignty."
Hugo Grotius, selections from On the Law of War and Peace
Thomas Hobbes, The Leviathan
The Treaty of Westphalia, 1743
The Poor Laws
La Colonie, "The Battle of Schellenberg"
Peter the Great, "Correspondence with Alexis"
Chapter 12: Expanding Worlds
Letter from the Kings of Portugal to the King of the Kongo
Bartolome de Las Casas, Very Brief Report on the Destruction of the Indians
Richard Frethorne, "Letter to Father and Mother"
Christopher Columbus, "The Letters of Columbis to Ferdinand and Isabel"
Cieza de Leon, "The Chronicle of Peru"
Anonymous, "The English Describe Pawatah's People"
"The Code Noir"
Chapter 13: Thought and Culture in Early Modern Europe
Francis Bacon, from Novum Organum
William Harvey, Address to the Royal College of Physicians
Rene Descartes, The Discourse on Method and Metaphysical Meditations, "I Think, Therefore I Am"
Charles Perrault, Little Red Riding Hood
Isaac Newtown, from Optiks
John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress
Part 4: Enlightenments and Revolutions (1700-1850)
Chapter 14: Economy and Society in the Eighteenth Century
Wortley Montagu, "Letter Regarding The Small Pox Vaccination"
Auguste Tissot, "Midwives"
Hannah More, "The Carpenter"
Leeds Woolen Workers, "Petition"
James Lind, from A Treastise of the Scurvy, 1753
Richard Guest, The Creation of the Steam Loom
David Ricardo, excerpt from Principles of Political Economy and Taxation
David Ricardo, On Wages, "The Law of Iron Wages"
Daniel Defoe, selection from The Complete English Tradesman
Chapter 15: Europe and the World in the Eighteenth Century
Willem Bosman, from A New and Accurate Description of the Coast of Guinea Divided into the Gold, the Slave, and the Ivory Coasts
Phillis Wheatley, "To the Right and Honourable William, Early of Dartmouth..."
Thomas Paine, "Common Sense"
Olaudah Equiano, Excerpt from The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
Benjamin Franklin and the British Parliament, "Proceedings Regarding the Stamp Act"
Five African American Spirituals
Bryan Edwards, excerpt from "Observations of the ... Maroon Negroes of the Island of Jamaica"
Alexander Telfair, Instructions to the Overseer of a Cotton Plantation
John Adams, Thought on Government
Chapter 16: The Enlightenment
Baron de Montesquieu, excerpt from The Spirit of the Laws
Marquis de Condorcet, passage from Sketch for a Historical Picture of the Progress of the Human Mind
Catherine the Great, "Instructions for a New Law Code"
Cesare Beccaria, On Crimes and Punishments
Abu Taleb Khan, A Muslim Indian's Reactions to the West
Chapter 17: Revolutions in the Atlantic World
The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen
Thomas Paine, Rights of Man
Olympe de Gouges, Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen
The Haitian Declaration of Independence, January 1, 1804
Chapter 18: Napoleon and the Age of Romanticism
Sir Harry Smith, Autobiography
Mary Shelley, excerpt from Frankenstein
Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne, Memoirs of Napolean Bonaparte
Part 5: The West Ascendant (1800-1914)
Chapter 19: Nationalism and State-Building in the West
Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America
Thomas Babington Macaulay, from Minute on Education, 1835
Jose Maria Morelos, Sentiments of the Nation
Karl con Clausewitz, On War, Arming the Nation
Joseph Mazzini, Life and Writings of Joseph Mazzini
Simon Bolivar, "Address to Second National Congress"
Chapter 20: Industrialization in the Nineteenth Century
Andrew Ure, from The Philosophy of Manufactures
The Sadler Report: Child Labor in the United Kingdom, 1832
Karl Marx and Friederich Engels, from The Communist Manifesto
Edwin Chadwick, Summary from the Poor Law Commissioners
Chartist Movement: The People's Petition of 1838
British Parliament: "Inquiry: Labor in Mines"
British Parliament: "Inquiry: Child Labor"
Michael Bakunin, "Principles and Organization of the International Brotherhood"
Chapter 21: Society and Social Change in the Nineteenth Century
John Stuart Mill, excerpts from On Liberty
W.E.B. Du Bois, Souls of Black Folk, "Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others"
George Bernard Shaw, Mrs. Warren's Profession
Seneca Falls Convention, "Declaration of Sentiments"
Adelheid Popp, "Finding Work: Women Factory Workers"
Pope Leo XIII, Rerum Movarum (Of New Things)
John Stuart Mill, the Subjection of Women
George Eliot, "Review: Margaret Fuller and Mary Wollstonecraft"
Booker T. Washington's, "Industrial Education for the Negro"
Chapter 22: Nineteenth-Century Culture and Thought
William James, from Pragmatism
Thorstein Veblen, excerpt from The Theory of Leisure Class
Friederich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil
Frederick Winslow Taylor, "A Piece Rate System"
Charles Darwin, Autobiography
Chapter 23: European Imperialism
Cecil Rhodes, "Confession of Faith"
Carl Peters, "A Manifesto of German Colonization"
Edward D. Morel, The Black Man's Burden
Lin Zexu, Letter to Queen Victoria, 1839
Mary Kingsley, Travels in West Africa
Raden Ayu Kartini, Letters of a Javanese Princess
Jules Ferry, from Le Tonkin et La Mere-Patrie
Part 6: The Modern World (1914-Present)
Chapter 24: World War I
The Balfour Declaration
Sir Henry McMahon, Letter to Ali ibn Husain, 1915
Siegfried Sassoon, They
Isaac Resenberg, "Dead Man's Dump"
Woodrow Wilson, The Fourteen Points, 1918
International Congress of Women, "Manifesto"
Chapter 25: The West Between Wars
Soviet Union, "Law Code on Marriage" and "Law Code on Motherhood"
Joseph Stalin, Five Year Plan
Chicago Commission on Race Relations, "The Negro in Chicago: A Study of Race Relations and a Race Riot"
Transcript of the Rape of Nanjing Sentencing, 1947
Adolf Hitler, "The Obersalzberg Speech", 1939
Chapter 26: World War II
Winston Churchill, "Their Finest Hour"
Heinrich Himmler, "Speech to SS Officers"
Franklin D. Roosevelt, "Call for Sacrifice"
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, "The Atlantic Charter"
American Investigators, from The Effects of Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
The Charter for the United Nations, 1945
Chapter 27: The Cold War
Winston Churchill, from "The Iron Curtain Speech"
George C. Marshall, "The Marshall Plan", 1947
Harry S. Truman, "The Truman Doctrine", 1947
Robert Schuman, "The Schuman Declaration"
Mikhail Gorbachev, Speech to the 27th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Nikita S. Krushchev, "Address to the Twentieth Congress"
Joseph Stalin, excerpts from "The Soviet Victory" Speech, 1946
John F. Kennedy, Address before the General Assembly of the United Nations, 1961
Chapter 28: Identity and Power in a Decolonizing World
The United Nations, "Universal Declaration of Human Rights," 1948
The United Nations, "Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples"
Jomo Kenyatta, from Facing Mt. Kenya: The Tribal Life of the Gokuyu
Gamal Abdel Nasser, Speech on the Suez Canal
Chapter 29: Freedom, Conflict, and New Directions
Treaty on European Union
George W. Bush, Addresses
A Constitution for Europe
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