The last book Sam McFarland has worked on, has been published. It was a very important book for Sam, who was working on human rights issues for years.
From the publisher:
"Heroes of Human Rights: Stories of Women and Men who Created Human Rights describes the historical development of human rights, modern human rights declarations and conventions, historical and modern human rights abuses, and current mechanisms for protecting and advancing human rights. Through engaging, emotional, and inspiring stories of heroes from the sixteenth century to the present, the book underscores the importance of human rights for all peoples around the globe.
The text is organized chronologically and divided into three sections according to discrete time periods: pre-1900, 1900 – 1950, and 1950 to present day. Readers learn about Granville Sharp’s and Kevin Bales’s struggles to abolish slavery; Azucena Villaflor’s efforts to end disappearances and abuses by the government in Argentina; and Franz Uri Boas’s crusade against “scientific” racism. Additional chapters explore how Olympe de Gouges, Mary Wollstonecraft, Beate Sirota, and Shirin Ebadi championed women’s rights; Robert Owen fought against abusive child labor during the Industrial Revolution; Raphael Lemkin pushed to make genocide an international crime; Eleanor Roosevelt led the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; W.E.B. Du Bois advocated for an end to colonialism; and much more.
Designed to help readers achieve greater levels of understanding and empathy, Heroes of Human Rights is an ideal resource for courses on human rights, world history, and international affairs".