These volumes of primary source documents focus on leading social
issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. International in
scope, each title is devoted to one topic:
- Crime and Punishment
- Environmental Issues
- Family in Society
- Gender Issues and Sexuality
- Government, Politics, and Protest
- Human and Civil Rights
- Immigration and Multiculturalism
- Medicine, Bioethics, and Health
- Social Policy
Each title contains approximately 175 full or excerpted
documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles,
essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of
art---as well as overview information that places each document in
context. Entries are organized into chapters that feature a general
overview of the chapter's subtopic. The following standard subheads
are included in each entry:
- About the Author
- Primary Source
- Further Resources
All titles contain an introduction to its topic, a chronology of
major events associated with the topic, and a general index. A
comprehensive subject index is included with print set purchases
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