Print ISBN: 978-1-64265-291-8
# of Pages: 2700
# of Volumes: 4
Print List Price: $395
e-ISBN: 978-1-64265-292-5
eBook User Price: $395
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Great Events from History: Human Rights

August 2019

This new edition of Great Events from History: Human Rights documents the progression, regression, and overall history of human rights through pivotal events. This 4-volume work traces the path of civil liberties and natural rights through history, from ancient codes to modern movements through pivotal events that have directly affected people and their freedoms. Here is a sampling of just some of the milestones chronicled in this thought-provoking set:

  • 622: The Charter of Medina is drafted by Muhammad
  • 1792: Mary Wollstonecraft publishes A Vindication of the Rights of Women
  • 1864: The First Geneva Convention is signed, calling for aid and protection of wounded soldiers
  • 1954: The U.S. Supreme Court finds school segregation to be unconstitutional
  • 1990: The Immigration Act of 1990 is passed, creating new visas and reuniting families
  • 2000: Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protecting Act is passed in the U.S
  • 2004: The first same-sex marriage is performed in Massachusetts
  • 2018: Separating immigrant families at the border

Essays not only describe and contextualize significant events in the history of human rights, but also discuss their current and future impact. This edition of Great Events from History is designed not just for the history student but for the curious and informed global citizen.

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