Sourcebook

Sourcebook

This attempts to be a very limited collection of primary sources that I use in class. Not everything I use is here (for a variety of reasons, including copyright issues), and I don't use everything that is here (some of it is just too fascinating to ignore). Most of these can be found in other internet sourcebooks, but here is mine.

I'm basing this loosely off the model of Paul Halsall's Internet History Sourcebook, which is a tremendous collection of sourcebooks available through Fordham University. I'll have direct links to anything that originated from that website, as much of it does. No copyright infringement is intended; if you see an issue here, please contact me and I'll do my best to rectify it.

If you know of something that should be included, please let me know via the contact form and I'll see about adding it.

Until there are enough sources to organize differently, the table of contents of all available sources here is posted below.

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Sourcebook Table of Contents

"Step Into Your Place" Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, Great Britain 1915 Step Into Your Place Recruitment Poster.
95 Theses Luther, Martin 1517 Martin Luther
A Dissertation On the Origin and Foundation of the Inequality of Mankind Rousseau, Jean Jacques 1755 Jean Jacques Rousseau
A Letter on the Electoral College Madison, James August 23, 1823 James Madison
Andrew Jackson's Farewell Address Andrew Jackson March 4, 1837 US President Andrew Jackson
Articles of Confederation Continental Congress November 15, 1777 Articles of Confederation
Bill of Rights First Congress of the United States September 25, 1789 Bill of Rights
Brief Account of the Devastation of the Indies Las Casas, Bartolome de 1542 Bartolome de Las Casas
Brutus I Brutus October 18, 1787
Chinese Exclusion Act (1882) United States Government 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act (1882)
Christopher Columbus: Journal Extracts Columbus, Christopher 1492 Christopher Columbus
Code of Hammurabi Hammurabi 1754 BCE "Fingertip" Stele with Hammurabi's Code.
Common Sense (Excerpt) Thomas Paine 1776 Common Sense
Constitution of the United States of America Constitutional Convention September 17, 1787 US Constitution
Cornerstone Address Stephens, Alexander H. March 21, 1861 Alexander H. Stephens
Declaration of Rights & Grievances First Continental Congress October 14, 1774 A page from the Congress' journal.
Declaration of Sentiments of the American Anti-Slavery Society [excerpt] American Anti-Slavery Society December 4, 1833
Declaration of the Rights of Man French National Assembly August 26, 1789 Painting of the Declaration of the Rights of Man
Dulce de decorum est Owen, Wilfred 1921 Wilfred Owen in 1920.
Farewell Address: On Factions [excerpt] Washington, George 1796 George Washington
Federalist 10 Madison, James November 23, 1787 James Madison
Federalist 51 Hamilton or Madison February 8, 1788
Federalist 70 Hamilton, Alexander 1788
Federalist 78 Hamilton May 22, 1788
George R. T. Hewes, A Retrospect of the Boston Tea-party Hewes, George R. T. 1834 A portrait of George Hewes
Henry Wallace Letter Wallace, Henry July 23, 1946 Henry A. Wallace
How the Other Half Lives (Excerpt) Riis, Jacob A 1890 Riis, Lodgers in a Crowded Bayard Street Tenement.
James K. Polk, Inaugural Address (Excerpt) James K. Polk March 4, 1845 James K. Polk.
John C. Calhoun, On Expansion as Better Defense against Great Britain (excerpt) John C. Calhoun January 24, 1843 John C. Calhoun
Letter From a Birmingham Jail Martin Luther King, Jr. April 16, 1963
Machiavelli: The Prince (Excerpt) Niccolò Machiavelli 1532 The title page of a 16th century copy of The Prince. 
McKinley on the Philippines McKinley, William January 23, 1903 William McKinley
Nicomachean Ethics, Book I, 6-8 (Excerpt) Aristotle 340 BCE (c.) 1566 Edition of the Nicomachean Ethics.
Olaudah Equiano's Description of the Middle Passage Olaudah Equiano 1789 Olaudah Equiano
On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History Thomas Carlyle 1840 Thomas Carlyle.
On Shell Shock (excerpt) Jourdain, F. 1990 A German machine gun position just after its capture by New Zealand soldiers
Petrarch, Sonnet CII. Petrarch, Francesco 1330 Petrarch, 1304-1374.
Remember the Ladies Adams, Abigail March 31, 1776 Abigail Adams
Significance of the Frontier in American History Turner, Frederick Jackson 1893 Frederick Jackson Turner
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God Edwards, Jonathan 1741 Jonathan Edwards
The Man With the Muck-Rake (Speech) Roosevelt, Theodore April 14, 1906 Theodore Roosevelt
The Republic Excerpt - Allegory of the Cave Plato 360 BCE
The Speech of Urban II at the Council of Clermont, 1095 Fulcher of Chartres 1095 A 1474 painting of the Council of Clermont.
The Treaty of Versailles (excerpts) Allied Powers June 28, 1919 The Treaty of Versailles
The Truman Doctrine Truman, Harry S. March 12, 1947 Harry Truman addressing a joint session of Congress on March 12, 1947.
The White Man's Burden Kipling, Rudyard 1899 Rudyard Kipling.
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Excerpt) Harriett Beecher Stowe 1852 Title page for Volume I of the first edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852).
United States Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776 Declaration of Independence
William James on "The Philippine Question" James, William 1903 William James
Wilson's Speech to Congress: Declare War on Germany (excerpt) Wilson, Woodrow April 2, 1917 President Woodrow Wilson.