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American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank

Transcripts and audio of over 5,000 speeches.
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Documenting First Wave Feminisms: Transnational Collaborations And Crosscurrents

This is Volume 1 (2012) of a two-volume "collection of essays, pamphlets, manifestos, memoirs, petitions, reports, and resolutions documenting the multiple forms of engagement and organizing within first wave feminism." You may preview the contents.
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Encyclopedia Of The Palestinians

Signed entries in this revised edition (2005) focus on Palestinian history, politics, and society from the late Ottoman period to the present. Includes 50 primary source documents.
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Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources

Published in 2006, this is a collection of about 175 primary source documents which focus on the environment, including speeches, legislation, articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, etc., with accompanying information on context. You can view the table of contents here.
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EuroDocs: Online Sources For European History

Links to "European primary historical documents that are transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated."
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Medicine, Health, And Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources

A collection (2006) of about 175 documents, including historical texts, legal and government documents, and art works, on such topics as abortion, cloning, and stem-cell research. Each entry is accompanied by commentary of the document's context and significance.
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Pan-Asianism: A Documentary History

Two-volume set (2011) presents an overview of this "powerful political and ideological force in modern Asia" through a collection of 90 primary sources, many translated into English for the first time. Each source is accompanied by expert commentary.
The above link takes you only to Volume 1 (1850-1920); here is Volume 2 (1920-2008).
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Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources

A collection (2006) of about 200 documents, including "speeches, magazine and newspaper articles, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, essays, and much more," on terrorism in the past three centuries. Each entry is accompanied by commentary of the document's context and significance.
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