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This companion sourcebook provides written and visual sources to accompany each chapter of The Making of the West. Political, social, and cultural documents offer a variety of perspectives that complement the textbook and encourage student to make connections between narrative history and primary sources. Each chapter contains a chapter summary, document headnotes, and questions for discussion.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312465186
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 2/11/2008
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.37 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Working with Historical Sources

14. Religious Reforms and Global Encounters, 1492–1560
*Worlds Collide: Bernal Díaz del Castillo, The True History of the Conquest of New Spain
*Illustrating a Native Perspective: Lienzo de Tlaxcala
*Defending Native Humanity: Bartolomé de Las Casas, In Defense of the Indians
*Scripture and Salvation: Martin Luther, Freedom of a Christian
Reforming Christianity: John Calvin, Articles Concerning Predestination and The Necessity of Reforming the Church
Responding to Reformation: Saint Ignatius of Loyola, A New Kind of Catholicism

15. Wars of Religion and Clash of Worldviews, 1560–1648
Legislating Tolerance: Henry IV, Edict of Nantes
*Barbarians All: Michel de Montaigne, Of Cannibals
The Scientific Challenge: Galileo, Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina
The Persecution of Witches: The Trial of Suzanne Gaudry
Commercial Endeavors: David Pieterzen DeVries, Voyages from Holland to America

16. State Building and the Search for Order, 1648–1690
*Civil War and Social Contract: Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan
*The Consent of the Governed: John Locke, The Second Treatise of Government
Opposing Serfdom: Ludwig Fabritius, The Revolt of Stenka Razin
Fighting for Empire: A True and Exact Relation of the Raising of the Siege of Vienna
*In Search of the Northwest Passage: Jacques Marquette, Exploring the Mississippi

17. The Atlantic System and Its Consequences, 1690–1740
Captivity and Enslavement: Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano Written by Himself
*A “Sober and Wholesome Drink”: A Brief Description of the Excellent Vertues of that Sober and Wholesome Drink, Called Coffee
In Defense of Military Action: Tsar Peter I, Letter to His Son, Alexei and Alexei’s Response
Challenging Absolutism: Montesquieu, Persian Letters: Letter 37
Questioning Women’s Submission: Mary Astell, Reflections upon Marriage

18. The Promise of Enlightenment, 1740–1789
Spreading Enlightenment: Marie-Thérèse Geoffrin and M. d’Alembert, The Salon of Madame Geoffrin
An Enlightened Worker: Jacques-Louis Ménétra, Journal of My Life
*Reforming the Law: Cesare Beccaria, On Crimes and Punishments
Reforming Commerce: Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations
Enlightened Monarchy: Frederick II, Political Testament

19. The Cataclysm of Revolution, 1789–1799
Defining the Nation: Abbé Sieyès, What Is the Third Estate?
The People under the Old Regime: Political Cartoon
Establishing Rights: National Assembly, The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
*Defending Terror: Maximilien Robespierre, Report on the Principles of Political Morality
Dissent on Trial: Olympe de Gouges, Letters on the Trial
Liberty for All?: François Dominique Toussaint L’Ouverture, Revolution in the Colonies

20. Napoleon and the Revolutionary Legacy, 1800–1830
Napoleon in Egypt: The Chronicle of Abd al-Rahman al-Jabartî
*The Conservative Order: Prince Klemens von Metternich, Results of the Congress at Laybach
*Challenge to Autocracy: Peter Kakhovsky, The Decembrist Insurrection in Russia
*The Romantic Imagination: John Keats, Letter to Benjamin Bailey
*Technology’s Wrath: Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

21. Industrialization and Social Ferment, 1830–1850
Establishing New Work Habits: Factory Rules in Berlin
New Rules for the Middle Class: Sarah Stickney Ellis, Characteristics of the Women of England
*The Division of Labor Illustrated: Punch Magazine, “Capital and Labour”
What Is the Proletariat?: Friedrich Engels, Draft of a Communist Confession of Faith
The Poetry of Freedom: Sándor Petofi, “National Song” of Hungary
*Imperialism and Opium: Commissioner Lin, Letter to Queen Victoria

22. Politics and Culture of the Nation-State, 1850–1870
Ending Serfdom in Russia: Peter Kropótkin, Memoirs of a Revolutionist
*Fighting for Italian Nationalism: Camillo di Cavour, Letter to King Victor Emmanuel
Realpolitik and Otto von Bismarck: Rudolf von Ihering, Two Letters
Evolutionary Principles: Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man
*Social Evolution: Walter Bagehot, Physics and Politics

23. Industry, Empire, and Everyday Life, 1870–1890
Defending Conquest: Jules Ferry, Speech before the French National Assembly
*Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism: Joseph Rudyard Kipling, The White Man’s Burden and Editorial from the San Francisco Call
Global Competition: Ernest Edwin Williams, Made in Germany
The Advance of Unionism: Margaret Bondfield, A Life’s Work
*Artistic Expression: Edgar Degas, Notebooks

24. Modernity and the Road to War, 1890–1914
“God Is Dead”: Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science
The Dreyfus Affair: Emile Zola, “J’Accuse!”
Rising Up against Western Imperialism: The I-ho-ch’uan (Boxers), The Boxers Demand Death for All “Foreign Devils”
Militant Suffrage: Emmeline Pankhurst, Speech from the Dock
*Tapping the Human Psyche: Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams
*The Idealized Family: Eugenics Education Society of London, Eugenics for Citizens: Aim of Eugenics

25. World War I and Its Aftermath, 1914–1929
The Horrors of War: Fritz Franke and Siegfried Sassoon, Two Soldiers’ Views
Mobilizing for Total War: L. Doriat, Women on the Home Front
Revolutionary Marxism Defended: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, Letter to Nikolai Aleksandrovich Rozhkov
Establishing Fascism in Italy: Benito Mussolini, The Doctrine of Fascism
A New Form of Anti-Semitism: Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf

26. An Age of Catastrophes, 1929–1945
Socialist Nationalism: Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Propaganda Pamphlet
Seeking a Diplomatic Solution: Neville Chamberlain, Speech on the Munich Crisis
The Spanish Civil War: Isidora Dolores Ibárruri Gómez, La Pasionaria’s Farewell Address
Sam Bankhalter and Hinda Kibort, The Final Solution: Memories of the Holocaust
*Atomic Catastrophe: Michihiko Hachiya, Hiroshima Diary

27. The Cold War and the Remaking of Europe, 1945–1965
Stalin and the Western Threat: The Formation of the Communist Information Bureau (Cominform)
Truman and the Soviet Threat: National Security Council, Paper Number 68
Throwing Off Colonialism: Ho Chi Minh, Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Vietnam
The Condition of Modern Women: Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex
The Hungarian Uprising: Béla Lipták, Birth of MEFESZ

28. Postindustrial Society and the End of the Cold War Order, 1965–1989
Prague Spring: Josef Smrkovskhy, What Lies Ahead
A Revolutionary Time: Student Voices of Protest
South Vietnam: Nick Ut, Children Fleeing from a Napalm Attack
The Rising Power of OPEC: U.S. Embassy, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Ban on Oil Shipments to the United States
*Facing Terrorism: Jacques Chirac, New French Antiterrorist Laws
Debating Change in the Soviet Union: Glasnost and the Soviet Press

29. The New Globalism: Opportunities and Dilemmas, 1989 to the Present
Ethnic Cleansing: The Diary of Zlata Filipovic
Critiquing the European Union: Lief Zetterling, Klasskamrater (Classmates) Cartoon *Doctors Without Borders: Joelle Tanguy and Fiona Terry, On Humanitarian Responsibility
An End to Apartheid: The African National Congress, Introductory Statement to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
*China in the Global Age: Chinese Olympic Committee, Announcements on Preparations for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games
The Post-9/11 Era: Amartya Sen, A World Not Neatly Divided

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