West in Global Context, The (From 1500 to the Present)

By George B. Kirsch, Frederick M. Schweitzer, Wolodymyr Stojko, George L. Mahoney

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 11, 1996

Description

Blending elements of European, United States, and World history into a coherent examination of the past five hundred years, this rich anthology provides an extensive collection of primary source documents.

Table of Contents

I. THE AGE OF EXPLORATION AND DISCOVERY.

 1. Two Accounts of the Spanish Encounter with the Aztecs, 1519.
 2. Richard Hakluyt, A Discourse Concerning Western Planting, 1584.
 3. Edmund Spenser, A View of the Present State of Ireland, 1596.
 4. John Smith, Narrative of Early Virginia, 1607 - 1609.
 5. Matteo Ricci, Jesuit Report on Sixteenth-Century China.
 6. Muscovy's Conquests in Asia, Seventeenth Century.
 7. Edict Closing Japan, 1636.
 8. Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano.

II. THE AGE OF DEMOCRATIC REVOLUTIONS.

 9. The Instrument of Government, 1653.
10. The English Bill of Rights, 1689.
11. Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776.
12. The Declaration of Independence in Congress, July 4, 1776.
13. The Constitution of the United States, 1787.
14. Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès, What Is the Third Estate? 1789.
15. Grievances of the Third Estate, 1789.
16. Declarations of Rights and Preamble to French Constitution.
17. Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France, 1790.
18. Levée en Masse and Law of Suspects, 1793.
19. Maximilien Robespierre, On Revolutionary Government, 1793.
20. Simón Bolivar, Address to the Second National Congress of Venezuela, 1819.
21. Equal Rights for Women in the United States, 1848: Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
22. Ito Hirobumi, Constitutional Government in Japan.

III. THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION.

23. Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations, 1776.
24. Friedrich List, The National System of Political Economy, 1841 - 1844.
25. Thomas Robert Malthus, On the Principles of Population, 1798, 1803.
26. Regulations of the Foundry and Engineering Works of the Royal Overseas Trading Company, 1844 Berlin.
27. Parliamentary Inquiries into Working Conditions, 1832, 1842.
28. Andrew Ure, The Philosophy of Manufactures, 1835.
29. Louisa May Alcott, Transcendental Wild Oats.
30. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, Manifesto of the Communist Party, 1848.
31. Jan Bautista Alberdi, Proposals for the Economic Development of Argentina, 1852.

IV. NATIONALISM AND IMPERIALISM.

32. Johann Gottfried Herder, The Cultural Basis of Nationality.
33. Giuseppe Mazzini, Young Italy, 1831.
34. S.S. Uvarov, The Theory of Official Nationality.
35. Abraham Lincoln, Inaugural Addresses and Gettysburg Address.
36. Napoleon's Proclamation to the Egyptians.
37. General R.A. Fadeyev, Russia and the Eastern Question, 1876.
38. Cecil Rhodes, Confession of Faith, 1877.
39. Jules Ferry, Speech to the French Chamber of Deputies, 1883.
40. Karl Pearson, National Life from the Standpoint of Science, 1901.
41. Lin Tse-Hsu, Letter to the English Ruler, 1839.
42. Two Views of English Rule in India.
43. Sun Yat-sen, The Manifesto of the Tongmeng Hui (Revolutionary Alliance), 1905.
44. King of Benin's Ambush of British Officers in Nigeria, 1897.
45. The Monroe Doctrine, 1823.
46. William McKinley, Message to Congress on War with Spain, 1898.
47. Emiliano Zapata: Land and Liberty for Mexico, 1911.

V. WORLD WAR I AND ITS AFTERMATH.

48. Emmeline Pankhurst, My Own Story, 1914.
49. Chancellor Theobold Von Bethmann Hollweg's Program: German Aims in World War I, 1914.
50. Japan's Twenty-One Demands on China, 1915.
51. Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points, 1918.
52. The Tasks of the Proletariat in the Present Revolution, Lenin's April Theses, 1917.
53. Declaration of the Rights of the Peoples of Russia, 1917.
54. The Treaty of Versailles, 1919.
55. Joseph Stalin, Speech to Managers of Socialist Industry, 1931.
56. Execution by Hunger: The Ukrainian Famine, 1931 - 1933.
57. Nikita S. Khrushchev: Speech on De-Stalinization, 1956.
58. Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, 1924.
59. Treaty of Non-Aggression Between Germany and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 1939.

VI. WORLD WAR II AND CONSEQUENCES.

60. Japan's Justifications and Goals for War, 1930s - 1942.
61. Winston Churchill, Excerpts from Speeches, 1940.
62. The Atlantic Charter, 1941.
63. The Shoah (Holocaust).
64. Petro Mirchuk, Ebensee: Nazi Concentration Camp.
65. Yalta Conference, 1945.
66. General Douglas MacArthur, The Surrender of Japan, 1945.
67. Joseph Stalin, Election Speech, 1946.
68. Winston Churchill, The Iron Curtain, 1946.
69. The Truman Doctrine, 1947.
70. Andrei Zhdanov, Founding of the Cominform, 1947.
71. United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Genocide Convention, 1948.
72. Mohandas K. Gandhi, Indian Home Rule: Passive Resistance, 1910.
73. Ho Chi Minh, Declaration of Independence in Vietnam, 1945.

VII. THE NEW WORLD ORDER.

74. Testimony of Nelson Mandela, 1964, I Am Prepared to Die.
75. Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex, 1949.
76. Helsinki Accords, 1975.
77. The Fall of the Soviet Union, 1991.
78. Ruhollah Khomeini, New Year's Message, 1980.
79. Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, 1962.
80. Two Reflections on the Legacy of Western Civilization.

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