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The Essential Collection Volume 1 Bastille to Sarajevo

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Product Code: 978-1-875695-04-1

 

by Dr. Russell Cowie

 The Essential Collection are resource books for modern history containing some of  the essential primary sources - both text and pictorial - on the major events of the period covered in each volume.

 Each volume also includes biographies, built up from primary sources, of many of the major individuals involved in the events. Each source is introduced with notes to place the source in its historical context and to explain the historical significance of the source.

 Volume One provides material from the French Revolution to the outbreak of the First World War.

 Volume Two covers the major events from the First World War to the outbreak of war in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s.

Essential Collection Volume 1 Contents

  • Introduction
  • History as enquiry
  • The nature of primary source evidence
  • The nature of secondary sources
  • Four levels of meaning in evidence
  • Writing paragraphs in historical studies
  • Glossary of historical terms

Part One:  The Rights of Humankind

  • Item 1 God Save the King (circa 1701)
  • Item 2 The Bill of Rights 1689
  • Item 3 The American Declaration of Independence 1776
  • Item 4 Biography One: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
  • Item 5 Rousseau on the nature of society, 1760-91
  • Item 6 The fall of the Bastille (Paris) and the Abolition of feudalism, 1789
  • Item 7 The Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen, 1789
  • Item 8 Women in the French Revolution 1789
  • Item 9 Napoleon Bonaparte on the spreading of the French Revolution 1807
  • Item 10 Biography Two: Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Item 11 A conservative reaction to the French Revolution from Edmund Burke 1790
  • Item 12 A re-statement of the Rights of Man by Thomas Paine 1792

Part Two: Reaction, Repression and Revolution

  • Item 13 The Holy Alliance and the Congress System 1814-15
  • Item 14 The Carlsbad Decrees 1819
  • Item 15 Biography Three: Klemens Metternich
  • Item 16 Revolutions of 1848
  • Item 17 The failure to create a unified Germany, Frankfurt 1848
  • Item 18 The refusal by the king of Prussia to accept the Crown of a united Germany from the Frankfurt Assembly 1848

Part Three: Social and Economic Forces for Change: The Agrarian and Industrial Revolutions

  • Item 19 The effects of 'Laissez-Faire' policies, early nineteenth century
  • Item 20 A protest in poetry
  • Item 21 The spread of the Industrial Revolution
  • Item 22 The significance of the great inventions
  • Item 23 Biography Four: Henry Bessemer and Sydney Gilchrist Thomas
  • Item 24 Living conditions in industrial cities
  • Item 25 Trade unionism in the nineteenth century
  • Item 26 Trade unionism: the symbols
  • Item 27 Steam power and the railways
  • Item 28 Biography Five: Isambard Brunei
  • Item 29 Biography Six: Michael Faraday

Part Four:  Legislating for Human Freedoms and for Parliamentary Democracy

  • Item 30 Debate on the First Reform Bill (Britain)1832
  • Item 31 The abolition of slavery 1833
  • Item 32 The Poor Law of 1834
  • Item 33 The Ten Hours Act 1847
  • Item 34 The Public Health Act 1848
  • Item 35 The Chartist Movement and People's Charter 1848
  • Item 36 The secession of the southern states of the USA 1861
  • Item 37 The Gettysburg Address defines democracy 1863
  • Item 38 Emancipation of the slaves in the USA 1862, 1865
  • Item 39 Biography Seven: Abraham Lincoln
  • Item 40 The Second and Third Reform Acts in Britain, 1867 and 1884
  • Item 41 The People's Budget 1909
  • Item 42 The Parliament Act and the restriction of the power of the House
  • of Lords 1911
  • Item 43 Biography Eight: David Lloyd George
  • Item 44 Votes for women
  • Item 45 Biography Nine: Emmeline Pankhurst

Part Five:  Beliefs, Ideologies and Arguments

  • Item 46 Adam Smith argues for free enterprise 1776
  • Item 47 Key socialist principles: Jeremy Bentham, Robert Owen, and Pierre Proudhon
  • Item 48 The socialist claim for state intervention
  • Item 49 Marx and Engels prophesy the overthrow of capitalism
  • Item 50 Biography Ten: Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
  • Item 51 J.S. Mill, on the Nature of Liberty, 1859
  • Item 52 Opposition to liberal and democratic practices, 1853
  • Item 53 Fabian socialism: the reformist path to a welfare state, 1884
  • Item 54 Charles Darwin proclaims the theory of evolution of species, 1859
  • Item 55 Malthus on the threat of population growth, 1793
  • Item 56 The Romantic movement: early nineteenth century
  • Item 57 A Union soldier explains why he is willing to die for the cause
  • Item 58 Pope Pius IX denounces errors of the time, 1864
  • Item 59 The challenge of Islam

Part Six: Education and Individualism

  • Item 60 Opposition to education for the workers: 1807
  • Item 61 An assessment of the state of education in Britain in 1820
  • Item 62 John Locke advocates freedom of choice for learners 1693
  • Item 63 Lancaster and Bell promote the monitorial system of schooling,
  • early 19th century
  • Item 64 Robert Owen advocates purposeful education for working-class children 1820
  • Item 65 Friedrich Froebel promotes education through the kindergarten 1820 - 1850s
  • Item 66 Robert Lowe comments on the need for educated voters 1867
  • Item 67 The Education Act 1870
  • Item 68 Maria Montessori claims that learning depends on activity 1912
  • Item 69 Free compulsory and secular education in Australia 1898-99
  • Item 70 Education for Women
  • Item 71 John Dewey relates education to democracy 1916

Part Seven: Devotion to Nationalism

  • Item 72 Mazzini appeals to the Italian nation to build a new world order 1871
  • Item 73 A prediction of the effects of nationalism 1862
  • Item 74 Biography Eleven: Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • Item 75 Admiration for the achievement of a united Italy 1860
  • Item 76 A belief that the unification of Italy would provide an example to others 1860
  • Item 77 William of Prussia accepts the title of Emperor of United Germany
  • Item 78 Newspaper comment on Bismarck's success in uniting Germany 1870
  • Item 79 The Nation State demands the total loyalty of the individual 1896
  • Item 80 An expression of national self-confidence circa 1877
  • Item 81 The essential self-interest of nationality

Part Eight: Nations and Imperialism

  • Item 82 Imperialism: a new word 1878
  • Item 83 A French argument for imperialism 1885
  • Item 84 A German opinion on the imperial impulse 1879
  • Item 85 Biography Twelve: Edward Gibbon Wakefield
  • Item 86 A British prime minister favours independence for colonies 1855
  • Item 87 The civilising task 1897
  • Item 88 The White Man's Burden 1899
  • Item 89 An American sense of mission 1900
  • Item 90 The Fashoda incident 1898
  • Item 91 Biography Thirteen: Cecil Rhodes
  • Item 92 The New Imperialism 1902
  • Item 93 Imperialism - the likely downfall of capitalism 1917

Part Nine: European Intrusions in Asia

  • Item 94 The Chinese emperor grants trade with Britain as a special favour 1793
  • Item 95 The British see themselves as having a responsibility in India
  • Item 96 The USA sends Commodore Perry to demand access to Japan 1853
  • Item 97 The Taiping Rebellion in China 1850-64
  • Item 98 The Meiji Constitution, Japan, 1889
  • Item 99 The Boxer Uprising in China 1895-1900
  • Item 100 European reaction to the Boxer Uprising Massacres 1900
  • Item 101 Biography Fourteen: Dowager Empress Cixi (Tzu Hsi)
  • Item 102 The 'Three Principles of the People', China, 1905-1924
  • Item 103 Biography Fifteen: Sun Yat Sen

Part Ten: Reaction and Revolution in Russia

  • Item 104 Serfdom in tsarist Russia in the 1850s
  • Item 105 A Frenchman observes tsarist Russia 1839
  • Item 106 The emancipation of the serfs of Russia 1861
  • Item 107 A great novelist writes a letter to Tsar Nicholas II  1902
  • Item 108 Bloody Sunday in St Petersburg 1905
  • Item 109 An observer sums up the crisis in tsarist Russia 1905
  • Item 110 A duma is permitted, then dissolved 1906
  • Item 111 Biography Sixteen: Tsar Nicholas II

Part Eleven: International Relations 1815-1914

  • Item 112 The Monroe Doctrine 1823
  • Item 113 The Treaty of London 1839
  • Item 114 The Dual Alliance 1879
  • Item 115 The Entente Cordiale (Anglo-French Agreement) 1904, and British
  • commitments to it, 1912
  • Item 116 Newspaper reports on the Bosnia-Herzegovina crisis of 1908
  • Item 117 A British response to the Agadir Crisis 1911
  • Item 118 Defence spending by the Great Powers 1870-1914
  • Item 119 An Australian newspaper comments on the arms race 1914
  • Item 120 The assassination of the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand at
  • Sarajevo, 28 June 1914
  • Item 121 The German 'Blank Cheque' to Austria-Hungary July 1914
  • Item 122 Biography Seventeen: Kaiser Wilhelm II
  • Item 123 The German Chancellor tries to ensure British neutrality, July 1914
  • Item 124 The British decline to bind themselves to neutrality July 1914
  • Item 125 Australian comment on Britain's obligations, August 1914
  • Item 126 The outbreak of the Great War, August 1914

  

 

 
 
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