Defining Documents in World History: The 20th Century (1900-1950), 1st Edition

  • Published By: Palgrave MacMillan
  • ISBN-10: 1682179656
  • ISBN-13: 9781682179659
  • DDC: 909.82
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 800 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released February 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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The first half of 20th century was marked by the death of Queen Victoria, the assassination of President McKinley, and publication of Sigmund Freud’s book on dream interpretation. By 1950, the technological advances of the 20th century were in full swing and several important social and political reforms were making their mark. This set offers in-depth analysis of a broad range of historical documents, including legal codes, letters, speeches, constitutions, reports, and books that impacted the world throughout the first five decades of the final century of the second millennium. Includes analyses of documents organized into major categories that include: Conflicts and Wars; Class and Society; and Exploration and Invention. The document chapters include the primary source document, often reproduced in its entirety, and the following sections: Summary Overview, Defining Moment, Author Biography, Document Analysis, and Essential Themes.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Publisher's Note.
Editor's Introduction.
Africa and the African Diaspora.
1: Peace of Vereeniging.
2: Marcus Garvey on “Back to Africa”.
3: W. E. B. Du Bois: An Open Letter to Warren G. Harding.
4: Aimé Césaire—from “Notebook of a Return to the Native Land”.
5: Notices from the Fifth Pan-African Congress.
Asian Affairs.
6: Henry Cabot Lodge: Speech on the Retention of the Philippine Islands.
7: “Subjugation of the Philippines Iniquitous”.
8: Boxer Protocol.
9: Sun Yat-sen: “The Three Stages of Revolution”.
10: The Treaty of Portsmouth.
11: Japan's 21 Demands and China's Reply.
12: The Problem of Japan—A Japanese View.
13: Henry Stimson to Senator Borah Regarding the Nine-Power Treaty.
14: Korean Declaration of Independence.
15: Mohandas Gandhi: Statement at Trial.
16: Jawaharlal Nehru's Speech on the Occasion of Indian Independence.
Euroamerican and World Affairs.
17: Entente Cordiale.
18: Anglo-Russian Entente.
19: Proclamation of the Provisional Government of the Irish Republic.
20: Report on Armenian Genocide.
21: Vladimir Lenin—On the Tasks of the Soviet Government.
22: U.S. Participation in the Archangel Expedition in Russia.
23: Fourteen Points.
24: Treaty of Brest-Litovsk.
25: Treaty of Versailles.
26: Covenant of the League of Nations.
27: Locarno Pact.
28: The Kellogg-Briand Pact.
29: On the Multilateral (Kellogg-Briand) Pact.
30: John Maynard Keynes: An Open Letter to President Roosevelt.
31: Anti-Comintern Pact.
32: Munich Agreement.
33: Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact.
34: Tripartite Pact.
35: Bretton Woods Agreements.
36: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
37: ¡No Pasarán! (“They Shall Not Pass!”).