Defining Documents in World History: Revolutions
In 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.
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.