The Haitian Revolution

Author: David Geggus
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1624661777
Format: PDF
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"A landmark collection of documents by the field's leading scholar. This reader includes beautifully written introductions and a fascinating array of never-before-published primary documents. These treasures from the archives offer a new picture of colonial Saint-Domingue and the Haitian Revolution. The translations are lively and colorful." --Alyssa Sepinwall, California State University San Marcos

Source Book in Bioethics

Author: Albert R. Jonsen
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9781589014145
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Government agencies and commissions, courts, and legislatures have during the past several decades produced reports, rendered decisions, and passed laws that have both defined the fundamental issues in the field of bioethics and established ways of managing them in our society. Providing a history of these key bioethical decisions, this Source Book in Bioethics is the first and only comprehensive collection of the critical public documents in biomedical ethics, including many hard-to-find or out-of-print materials. Covering the period from 1947 to 1995, this volume brings together core legislative documents, court briefs, and reports by professional organizations, public bodies, and governments around the world. Sections on human experimentation, care of the terminally ill, genetics, human reproduction, and emerging areas in bioethics include such pivotal works as "The Nuremberg Code," "The Tuskegee Report," and "In the Matter of Baby M," as well less readily available documents as "The Declaration of Inuyama," the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences statement on genetic engineering, and "The Warnock Committee Report" on reproductive technologies from the United Kingdom. Three eminent scholars in the field provide brief introductions to each document explaining the significance of these classic sources. This historical volume will be a standard text for courses in bioethics, health policy, and death and dying, and a primary reference for anyone interested in this increasingly relevant field.


Author: David John Lu
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9781563249068
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An updated and expanded edition of David Lu's acclaimed Sources of Japanese History, this compilation of primary documents presents in a clear and accessible format, with full annotation and incisive commentary by Dr. Lu, readings translated from the original Japanese that cover the full spectrum of political, economic, and diplomatic as well as cultural and intellectual history in a time span that ranges from Japan's mythological beginnings to the present. The past indeed is prologue: these documents - written by Japanese contemporaneous with the events described - provide insight not only into the past but also into Japan's contemporary civilization.


Author: David Sanderson Chambers
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802084248
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This work presents important sources ? many previously unpublished in any language, and almost none previously available in English ? for the history of the city-state of Venice from its zenith to its decline.

Israel and the European Union

Author: Sharon Pardo
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739148141
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Israel and the European Union: A Documentary History, by Sharon Pardo and Joel Peters, traces the history of Israeli-European Union relations as they have unfolded in their full complexity over the past half century. This collection of documents offers an insight both into the dynamics of Israeli-European relations and of the European Union's emerging role as an international actor, particularly in the Middle East.

The Galileo Affair

Author: Maurice A. Finocchiaro
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520066625
Format: PDF, Kindle
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“A classic introduction to Galileo’s masterpiece.”—William A. Wallace, author of Galileo’s Logic of Discovery and Proof "This is an outstanding contribution to the literature of seventeenth-century science."--Robert Westman, University of California at San Diego "The Galileo Affair should be required reading for everyone who values freedom and fears censorship. The extraordinary virtue of this collection of documents edited by Maurice A. Finocchiaro is that is presents both sides of the dispute."--Alan M. Dershowitz, Harvard Law School "A highly readable sourcebook, the like of which does not exist."--Karl H. Dannenfeldt, History: Reviews of New Books

Scottish Women A Documentary History 1780 1914

Author: Esther Breitenbach
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748683402
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A sourcebook illustrating the experience of Scottish women from 1780-1914. Drawing on a wide range of source materials from across Scotland, this sourcebook provides new insights into women's attitudes to the society in which they lived, and how they negotiated their identities within private and public life.Organised in thematic chapters, it moves from the private and intimate experiences of sexuality, health and sickness to Scotswomen's migrations across the British empire, illustrating many facets of women's lives - domesticity and waged work, defiance of law and convention, religious faith and respectability, political action and public influence. A range of fascinating and rich source material sheds new light on the lives of women across Scotland throughout the long nineteenth century, demonstrating the pervasiveness of discourses of appropriate feminine behaviour, but also women's subversion of this. It raises challenging questions for researchers about the identification of women's voices, where these have been muted by class, religion, or ethnicity, while at the same time providing a methodology for uncovering these.

A Documentary History of Slavery in North America

Author: Willie Lee Nichols Rose
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820320656
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Documenting multiple aspects of slavery and its development in North America, this collection provides more than one hundred excerpts from personal accounts, songs, legal documents, diaries, letters, and other written sources. The book assembles a remarkable portrayal of the day-to-day connections between, and among, slaves and their owners across more than two centuries of subjugation and resistance, despair and hope. Beginning with a chronicle of the origins of slavery in the British colonies of North America, the collection traces the growth of the system to the antebellum period and includes accounts of slave revolts, auctions, slave travel and laws, and family life. Intimate as well as comprehensive, the documents reveal the individual views, goals, and lives of slaves and their masters, making this engaging work one of the most respected catalogs of firsthand information about slavery in North America.

A Documentary History of the United States Revised and Updated

Author: Alexander Heffner
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0451490029
Format: PDF, Docs
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Here, in a single volume, are the documents, speeches, and letters that have forged American history, now updated with new content such as Trump's inaugural address. Accompanied by interpretations of their significance by noted historian Richard D. Heffner and journalist Alexander Heffner, this book includes important documents such as: * The complete text of the Declaration of Independence * The complete Constitution of the United States * The Monroe Doctrine * The Emancipation Proclamation * Woodrow Wilson's War Message to Congress * Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Four Freedoms" Speech * John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address * Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" Speech * Ronald Reagan's Inaugural Addresses * Documents relating to September 11, 2001 and the Iraq War This edition has been expanded and updated to include a chapter on the Presidency of Donald Trump.