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Sources of the Making of the West, Volume II: Since 1500: Peoples and Cultures


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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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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 Alexeis Response 

Challenging Absolutism: Montesquieu, Persian Letters: Letter 37

Questioning Womens Submission: Mary Astell, Reflections upon Marriage

18. The Promise of Enlightenment, 1740-1789

Spreading Enlightenment: Marie-Thérèse Geoffrin and M. dAlembert, 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 LOuverture, 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

*Technologys 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 Mans Burden and Editorial from the San Francisco Call

Global Competition: Ernest Edwin Williams, Made in Germany

The Advance of Unionism: Margaret Bondfield, A Lifes 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, “JAccuse!”

Rising Up against Western Imperialism: The I-ho-chuan (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 Pasionarias 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

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