These volumes of primary source documents focus on leading social issues of the last three centuries. International in scope, each volume is devoted to topics such as: terrorism; medicine, health and bioethics; crime and punishment; human and civil rights; social policy; and other social issues. Each title contains approximately 175 full-text or excerpted documents, such as speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, essays, songs, works of art, and much more. Entries are organized in chapters that feature a general overview of the chapter's subtopic. The following standardized subheads are included for each entry: - Date- Source- About the Author- Introduction- Primary Source- Significance- Further ResourcesAll titles contain an introduction to the main topic, a chronology of major events and a general index. A comprehensive subject index is included with purchase of the entire set.