Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 2 (From 1600 to the Present)

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Sources of the Westpresents a well-balanced selection of readings that integrate coverage of social, economic, religious, and cultural history within a traditional, political framework. The text includes constitutional documents, political theory, philosophy, imaginative literature, and social description that raise significant issues for classroom discussions or lectures. By reading the voices of the past, students can connect them to the present; learn to understand and respect other cultures; and think critically about history.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
How to Read a Documentp. xiii
The Ancient Régimep. 1
The Wars of Religionp. 3
The Edict of Nantes (1598)p. 3
The Political Testament (1638)p. 5
Simplicissimus (1669)p. 8
Subjects and Sovereignsp. 13
True Law of a Free Monarchy (1598)p. 13
A Defense of Liberty Against Tyrants (1579)p. 18
The Putney Debates (1647)p. 23
Leviathan (1651)p. 29
Second Treatise of Government (1689)p. 32
The English Bill of Rights, (1689)p. 36
Memoirs (1694-1723)p. 42
Science and Commercep. 46
Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina (1615)p. 46
Discourse on Method (1637)p. 50
England's Treasure by Foreign Trade (1664)p. 54
The Wealth of Nations (1776)p. 59
Enlightened Monarchyp. 63
Catherine the Great, Memoirs (ca. 1755)p. 63
Testament (1749-1750)p. 66
The Idea of a Patriot King (1749)p. 70
The Enlightenmentp. 73
Voltaire, Candide (1759)p. 73
The Social Contract (1762)p. 77
Montesquieu, Spirit of the Laws (1748)p. 81
Journals (1769)p. 85
Notes on the French Slave Trade (1784-1785)p. 89
The Declaration of Independence (1776)p. 94
On Crimes and Punishments (1764)p. 97
The Progress of the Human Mind (1793)p. 100
The French Revolutionp. 103
What Is the Third Estate? (1789)p. 103
The Declaration of the Rights of Man (1789); Olympe de Gouges; The Declaration of the Rights of Woman (1791)p. 108
Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790)p. 113
The Age of Reformp. 117
Industrialization in Britainp. 119
The Iron Law of Population Growth (1798)p. 119
Self-Help (1859)p. 125
Inquiry into the Condition of the Poor (1842)p. 129
The Condition of the Working Class in England (1845)p. 134
Nineteenth-Century Society and Culturep. 139
Pride and Prejudice (1813)p. 139
Memoirs (1820-1843)p. 143
Modern Housewife (1850); Isabella Beeton,Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management (1861)p. 147
Documents of the Irish Potato Famine (1845-1849)p. 151
Political Critiquesp. 158
On Liberty (1859)p. 158
What Is Property? (1840)p. 162
The Great Charter (1842)p. 166
Letter to the Shogun (1844);Bakufu, Reply to the Government of Holland (1845)p. 170
The Communist Manifesto (1848)p. 174
The Emancipation of the Serfs (1861)p. 178
Reflections and Reminiscences (1898);Speech to the Reichstag (1879)p. 181
Rerum Novarum (The Condition of Labor) (1891)p. 186
Emancipating the Mind and the Bodyp. 194
The Descent of Man (1871)p. 194
Beyond Good and Evil (1886)p. 197
The Interpretation of Dreams (1899)p. 202
On the Nature of the Psychep. 206
History of the Suffrage Movement (1912)p. 209
Thoughts on Empirep. 214
Imperialism (1902)p. 214
Confession of Faith (1877)p. 217
Social Life of the Swahilis (late 19th century)p. 220
"The White Man's Burden" (1899)p. 226
"Shooting an Elephant" (1936)p. 227
Twentieth-Century Europep. 233
War and Revolutionp. 235
Voices from the Battle of the Somme (1916)p. 235
Storm of Steel (1920)p. 241
The Fourteen Points (1918)p. 244
What Is to Be Done? (1902)p. 247
The Second World Warp. 251
The Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919)p. 251
Women and a Changing Civilization (1934)p. 254
Fascist Doctrine (1932)p. 258
Mein Kampf (1923)p. 262
Memories of the Holocaust (1938-1945)p. 266
Speeches (1940)p. 272
The Last Christmas of the War (1971)p. 275
Testimony (1961)p. 280
The Twentieth-Century Imaginationp. 284
A Room of One's Own (1929)p. 284
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1962)p. 289
Existentialism (1946)p. 293
The Second Sex (1949)p. 297
The Transformation of Eastern Europep. 302
"The Iron Curtain" (1946)p. 302
Report to the Communist Party Congress (1961)p. 306
Perestroika (1987)p. 310
The End of History? (1989)p. 315
Toward a New Worldp. 322
Charter of the United Nations (1946)p. 322
The Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States (1974)p. 326
Report on the Fall of Srebrenica (1999)p. 331
Report of the 9/11 Commission (2004)p. 340
Acknowledgmentsp. 347
Photo Creditsp. 353
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