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Human rights

Author: Laura Hitt
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, ©2002.
Series: Great speeches in history series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book traces the development of human rights through speeches by Patrick Henry, Mohandas K. Gandhi, Susan B. Anthony, Martin Luther King Jr., Eleanor Roosevelt, and other notable persons.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Hitt
ISBN: 0737708751 9780737708752 0737708743 9780737708745
OCLC Number: 47989995
Description: 224 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: "Cast off the yoke of bondage" / John Ball --
"Give me liberty or give me death!" / Patrick Henry --
Opposition to the harms of British rule / Mohandas K. Gandhi --
Human rights, democracy, and women's emancipation / Daw Aung San Suu Kyi --
"We also have a religion" / chief Red Jacket --
Free speech is a fundamental right / Jean-Paul Marat --
Citizens must have the right to criticize their leaders / Wei Jingsheng --
"We are all human beings" / Tenzin Gyatso --
"Free speech is life itself" / Salman Rushdie --
The State must allow religious freedom / John Paul II --
A plea for workers' rights / Seth Luther --
"Aren't I a woman?" / Sojourner Truth --
"What, to the American slave, is your Fourth of July?" / Frederick Douglass --
The emancipation of the proletarian / Karl Marx --
"In behalf of his despised poor" / John Brown --
"Are women persons?" / Susan B. Anthony --
"I have a dream" / Martin Luther King, Jr. --
"We want equal political rights" / Nelson Mandela --
Adoption of the Declaration of Human Rights / Eleanor Roosevelt --
"Peace, progress, human rights" / Andrei Sakharov --
Neutrality is a sin / Elie Wiesel --
The rights of indigenous people / Rigoberta Menchú Tum --
Globalization and human rights / Pierre Sané --
Human trafficking and the global sex industry : a human rights framework / Mary Robinson.
Series Title: Great speeches in history series.
Responsibility: Laura Hitt, book editor.

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This book traces the development of human rights through speeches by Patrick Henry, Mohandas K. Gandhi, Susan B. Anthony, Martin Luther King Jr., Eleanor Roosevelt, and other notable persons.

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