Sources of World History, Volume II

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 2011-06-03
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From constitutional documents, political theory, and philosophy to imaginative literature and social description, you?ll find fascinating primary source material in SOURCES OF WORLD HISTORY VOLUME II. This reader contains works representative of major civilization complexes (Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Islamic world, and Western civilization) and each selection is included for its ability to raise a significant issue.

Table of Contents

The World of Travelers and Traders
Monarchy and Revolution
James I, True Law of a Free Monarchy (1598)
Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan (1651)
Philippe Duplessis-Mornay, A Defense of Liberty Against Tyrants (1579)
Duc de Saint-Simon, Memoirs (1694-1723)
The New Science
Galileo Galilei, ˘The Two New Sciences÷ (1638)
RenÚ Descartes, ˘Discourse on Method÷ (1637)
Empires of Goods
Anonymous, ˘The Rise and Decline of Flora÷ (ca. 1637)
Thomas Mun, ˘EnglandĂĂs Treasure by Foreign Trade÷ (1664)
Adam Smith, ˘The Wealth of Nations÷ (1776)
Asia Alone
Yamamoto Tsunetomo, ˘Hagakure÷ (The Book of the Samurai) (1716)
Honda Toshiaki, ˘A Secret Plan for Managing the Country÷ (1798)
Ferdinand Verbiest, Letter from China (1683)
KĂĂang-hsi, ˘A Eulogy for the Emperor÷ (1722)
Wu Ching-Tzu, ˘The Scholars÷ (1750)
The European Enlightenment
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract (1762)
Cesare Beccaria, On Crimes and Punishments (1764)
Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence (1776)
Montesquieu, Spirit of the Laws (1748)
Olympe de Gouges, Introduction to Black Slavery (1792)
The French Revolution
AbbÚ de Sieyes, ˘What Is the Third Estate?÷ (1789)
The Declaration of the Rights of Man (1789) and Woman (1791)
Edmund Burke, ˘Reflections on the Revolution in France÷ (1790)
Travelers to the East and West
Aphra Behn, Oroonoko (1688)
John Ovington, A Voyage to Surat in the Year 1689 (16)
Hsieh ChĂing Kao, The Hai-Lu (1783-1797)
Vasilii Galovnin, Memoirs of a Captivity in Japan (1811-1813)
Joseph Crassons de Medeuil, Notes on the French Slave Trade (1784-1785)
Vaclav (Remedius) Prutky, Travels in Ethiopia and Other Countries (1751)
Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano (1789)
Dean Mahomed, Social Customs of the Muslims (1794)
Abul Hassan, Journal at the Court of King George III (1809-1810)
Industrialism and Imperialism
The Industrial Revolution In Britain
Arthur Young, Political Arithmetic (1774)
Samuel Smiles, Self-Help (1859)
Sir Edwin Chadwick, Inquiry into the Condition of the Poor (1842)
Friederick Engels, The Condition of the Working Class in England (1845)
Critiquing Industrial Society
John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859)
Pierre Proudhon, What Is Property? (1840)
Karl Marx and Friederick Engels, The Communist Manifesto (1848)
Charles Darwin, The Origin of the Species (1859)
Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams (1899)
Japanese Factory GirlsĂ Laments (ca. 1870s-1912)
Controlling Latin America
Simon Bolivar, Jamacian Letter (1815)
The Monroe Doctrine (1823)
Two Views of Porfirio DÝaz (1910-1912)
India under British Rule
Muhabbat Khan, A Description of Calcutta (ca. 1800)
Ram Mohun Roy, On the Proposed East India Juries Bill (1833)
The Azamgarh Proclamation (1857)
JapanĂs Opening to the West
Gempaku Sugita, The Anatomy Lesson (1815)
Naosuke Ii, Advice about the Policy of Isolation (1853)
Norimasa Muragaki, Washington in 1860 (1860)
Shibizawa Eiichi, Going into Business (1873)
The Meiji Constitution (1889)
J. A. Hobson, Imperialism (1902)
Rudyard Kipling, The White ManĂs Burden (1899)
George Orwell, Shooting an Elephant (1936)
Sayyid Jamal ad Din al-Afghani, A Commentary on the Commentator (1881)
Robert Moffat, Missionary Labors and Scenes in Southern Africa (1846)
Carl Veltin, Social Life of the Swahilis (1893-1896)
The Modern World
The First World War
Ernst JŘnger, Storm of Steel (1920)
Woodrow Wilson, The Fourteen Points (1918)
V. I. Lenin, What Is to Be Done? (1902)
East Meets West
Lin Tse-HsŘ, Letter of Advice to Queen Victoria (1839)
Lafcadio Hern, On WomenĂs Hair (1894)
Fukuzawa Yukichi, On Japanese Women (1885)
Sun Yat-Sen, Fundamentals of National Reconstruction (1923)
The Soviet Union
Alexandra Kollontai, Theses on Communist Morality in the Sphere of Marital Relations (1921)
Alexander Solzhenitsyn, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1962)
Winston Churchill, The Iron Curtain (1946)
Nikita Khrushchev, Report to the Communist Party Congress (1961)
Generations of Cultural Protest
Virginia Woolf, A Room of OneĂs Own (1929)
Jean-Paul Sartre, Existentialism (1946)
Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex (1949)
Bob Dylan, Songs (1962-1965)
The Second World War
Adolph Hitler, Mein Kampf (1923)
Winston Churchill, Speeches (1941)
Emperor Hirohito, The Imperial Rescript on Surrender and The Imperial Rescript to the Armed Forces (1945)
The Charter of the United Nations (1946)
India and Independence
Dadabhai Naoroji, The Condition of India (1901)
Mohandas Gandhi, Hind Swaraj (1938)
Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Two Nations (1940)
Struggles of National Liberation
Mao Zedong, On Letting a Hundred Flowers Blossom (1957)
Ho Chi Minh, Selected Writings (1945, 1968)
Kwame Nkrumah, A Republican Form of Government (1968)
Regis Debray, Revolution in the Revolution? (1967)
The Arab-Israeli Conflict (1967)
Athol Fugard, Sizwe Bansi Is Dead (1972)
Desmond Tutu, My Vision for South Africa (1979)
Wole Soyinka, AkÚ (1981)
The Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States (1974)
The Report of the 9/11 Commission (2004)
The Japanese Miracle
The Constitution of Japan (1947)
Kamei Katsuichiro, An Ideal Portrait of Twentieth-Century Japan (1954)
Chitoshi Yanaga, Big Business in Japanese Politics (1968)
Donald Richie, Japanese Rhythms (1984)
Douglas McGray, JapanĂs Gross National Cool (2002)
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