b'72 Defining Documents inWorld HistoryDetailed Analysis of the Most Important Primary Source Documents that Shaped our WorldDefining Documents NEW! Spring 2023 DEFINING DOCUMENTS in World History:IN WORLD HISTORYHuman RightsHumanHuman rights have an honored place in modern history and are based on the idea Rightsof human dignity and worth. Today they encompass civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights and freedoms and are understood to apply universally to humankind. The idea of human rights appears in some early religious writings VOLUME 1and is reflected in the Magna Carta (1215). Such rights were discussed throughout the Age of Enlightenment and were central to the American Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizens, among other documents. After World War II, the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights set the modern standard in international law following the horrors of the war. Since then, human rights have come to be widely espoused by liberal Western nations and generally disparaged by authoritarian regimes. Organizations like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch promote human rights and document abuses. HISTORYThese volumes explore the development of human rights in history and their spread around the world in the modern era. Documents examined include charters, constitutions, legislative debates, political speeches, historical accounts, court cases, disputes between nations, and more. FREEJanuary 2023 | Two Volumes; 400 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-63700-396-1 Online Access NEW!Library Price: $295FREEPRIMARY SOURCES IN WORLD HISTORYSee Also: Great Events: Human Rights, pg. 81Defining Documents NEW! Spring 2023 in World History:DEFINING DOCUMENTSIN WORLD HISTORYThe Nuclear AgeTheBefore 1945, the nations of the world could safely assume that any wars fought Nuclearbetween them would be damaging but not annihilating. That changed with the deployment of the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. The nuclear Ageera challenged previous assumptions about war and peace, as political leaders were forced to ponder how nuclear war could be fought, how it could be prevented, and what the meaning of victory, defense, and survival were. With the Cold War between the Soviets and Western nations growing, one key guiding principle became VOLUME 1deterrence through strength, resulting in massive buildups of nuclear arsenals: enough weapons were present to destroy the world a thousand times over. Along with lingering fears of mass destruction, the nuclear age brought with it serious efforts to reduce nuclear capabilities in order to ensure the survival of the planet. It also brought the promise of nuclear energy, a promise fraught with numerous obstacles regarding safety and security. In recent years new concerns have arisen around the spread of nuclear technology and the potential for dirty bombs.These volumes explore the development of nuclear technology and its use in military weapons and power generation. Documents examined include policy statements, international agreements, threat assessments, reports by watchdog organizations, historical accounts, political speeches, and more. FREEFebruary 2023 | Two Volumes; 400 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-63700-400-5Online Access NEW! FREE Library Price: $295GET ONLINE ACCESS(800) 221-1592 WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! www.salempress.com2022-480 Salem Catalog 2023 R7.indd 72 2022-12-28 11:15 AM'