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History: ISMs

History

Andre Michels Library, ST. PETER CLAVER COLLEGE, Riverview, Queensland, Australia

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Worldviews eResources

Environmentalism

Feminism an introduction

Hedonism

Humanism: - good simple explanation

Materialism: - another explanation from same site

Communism

Pantheism from the Encyclopaedia Britannica

Pantheism

Scientism

Scientism 

Theism an introduction

Humorous takes on Isms

Feudalism

Marxism/Karl Marx

Communism/Lenin/Russia

Italy and Fascism

Romantic movement

HISTORY OF IDEAS - Romanticism

Workers: trade unions

Individulaism

HISTORY SOURCE BOOKS

Internet History Sourcebooks Project

A huge collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use. The following pages are particularly useful:

Feminism/Women's Liberation

Women's Lib Movement in Australia.

Early Socialism

Early socialists (pre-Marxian) are also called utopian socialists because they believed that they could organize a better society based on collective cooperation.

Utalitarism

Capitalism

Capitalism & Communism

Education for Death: The Making of Nazi–Walt Disney’s 1943 Propaganda Film Shows How Fascists Are Made

eResources

Liberalism : Economic and Political

Classical liberalism is defined as complete freedom from most kinds of governmental restraints.  Political liberals were proponents of basic civil rights like freedom of speech, press, religion and assembly.  Economic liberals favored little government intervention in economic cycles because of their belief that the economy is guided by "an invisible hand". 

Adam Smith, author of Wealth of Nations, argued for "laissez-faire" economic policies in which the government should not tinker with the basic laws of supply and demand. 

Darwinism

Caricature of Charles Darwin published in a satirical magazine in 1871.

Caricature of Charles Darwin published in a satirical magazine in 1871.

Democracy