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The idea of "human rights" is a relatively new development in history, but as this website from Britain's National Archives notes in its discussion of the long trajectory of struggles for equality and so forth, "We could do worse than characterizing this history as the struggle for human rights." This visually compelling online exhibit uses original documents from The National Archives to take a long view of these struggles and movements. Visitors can start their journey through the site by picking a time period, and then reading an introductory essay on the period. Each time period includes a timeline and links to digitized version of relevant documents, such as The Poor Act of 1601 and a poster for a Staffordshire coal miners' union public meeting from 1831. The site is rounded out by a thorough glossary and a document index.

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  • Social Studies > General

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    History/Policy/Law,Social studies -- Comparative political systems,NSDL,Social studies -- Human relations,Social Sciences,Social studies -- Human behavior,Social studies,NSDL_SetSpec_internetscout,Social studies -- History,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120928114523361T

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    English

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