History of Human Rights: The Momentum of a Movement

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Few political agendas have seen such a rapid and dramatic growth as that of “human rights.” Prior to the 1940s, the term was rarely used. There was no sustained international movement in its name. There were no non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with a global reach to defend its principles. There was no international law crafted to …

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Ida M. Tarbell: A Progressive Look at Lincoln

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As the muckraking journalist of McClure’s Magazine who helped focus national attention on the trust problem in the first decade of the twentieth century, Ida M. Tarbell is forever linked with the reforming spirit of the Progressive Era. Like many others at that time, Tarbell was disturbed by the effect of rapid industrialization on workers …

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Who Invented the Internet? A First-Hand Account

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ON OCTOBER 3, 1969, two computers at remote locations “spoke” to each other over the Internet for the first time. Connected by 350 miles of leased telephone line, the two machines, one at the University of California in Los Angeles and the other at Stanford Research Institute in Palo Alto, attempted to transmit the simplest …

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