b'72 PRIMARY SOURCES IN WORLD HISTORY HistoryDefining Documents in World History: NEW! RevolutionsIn the modern era, social media is a major driver of movements large and small, providing a digital podium for grievances to be aired and wrongs to be righted. But how did we get here? Throughout history, there have been many notable revolutions; the greatest of which are often considered to be the English Revolution (1649), American Revolution (1776), French Revolution (1789), Russian Revolution (1917) and Chinese Revolution (1949). These and more helped shape the world as we know it, overthrowing defective governments and empowering citizens to stand up for what they believe in, through both peaceful and violent means. These volumes explore how rebellions turned to revolutions, what led to those confrontations, and their many, long-lasting ramifications. Documents examined include historical reports, speeches, court cases, legislative debates, and more. Each in-depth chapter provides a thorough commentary and analysis of each primary source document, often reprinted in its entirety. Commentary includes a Summary, Overview, Defining Moment, Author Biography, Detailed Document Analysis, and discussion of Essential Themes. August 2023 | Two Volumes; 834 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-63700-404-3 | Library Price: $295 FREE Online Access NEW! FREEDefining Documents in World History: NEW!HISTORY Human RightsA terrific set of definitive human rights documents for both general readers and scholars. Library JournalHuman rights have an honored place in modern history and are based on the idea of 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 PRIMARY SOURCES IN WORLD HISTORYwritings and 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, andthe 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. These 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, courtFREEcases, disputes between nations, and more.Online Access NEW! FREE February 2023 | Two Volumes; 761 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-63700-396-1 | Library Price: $295See Also:Great Events: Human Rights, pg. 79Defining Documents in World History: NEW!The Nuclear AgeThis is a high-quality, compelling academic-reference work that presents primary-source material accompanied by outstanding background and analysis.It is recommended for research-oriented public- and academic-library collections. BooklistBefore 1945, the nations of the world could safely assume that any wars fought between 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 era challenged previous assumptions about war and peace, as political leaders NEW! 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 deterrence through strength, resulting in massive buildups of nuclear arsenals: enough weapons were present to destroy the world a thousand times over. It also brought the promise of nuclear energy, a promise fraught with numerous obstacles regarding safety and security. These volumes explore the development of nuclear technology and its use in military weapons and power generation.FREEDocuments examined include policy statements, international agreements, threat assessments, reports by Online Access NEW!watchdog organizations, historical accounts, political speeches, and more.FREEMarch 2023 | Two Volumes; 652 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-63700-400-5 | Library Price: $295GET ONLINE ACCESS(800) 221-1592 WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! www.salempress.com2023-467 Salem 2024 Catalog R8.indd 72 2023-12-19 2:05 PM'