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Published annually since 1972, the Historic Documents series has made primary source research easy by presenting excerpts from documents on the important events of each year for the United States and the World. Each volume pairs 60 to 70 original background narratives with well over 100 documents to chronicle the major events of the year, from official reports and surveys to speeches from leaders and opinion makers, to court cases, legislation, testimony, and much more. Historic Documents is renowned for the well-written and informative background, history, and context it provides for each document. Organized chronologically, each volume covers the same wide range of topics: business, the economy and labor; energy, environment, science, technology, and transportation; government and politics; health and social services; international affairs; national security and terrorism; and rights and justice. Each volume begins with an insightful essay that sets the year’s events in context, and each document or group of documents is preceded by a comprehensive introduction that provides background information on the event. Full-source citations are provided. Readers have easy access to material through a detailed, thematic table of contents, and each event includes references to related coverage and documents from the last ten editions of the series.

United States and International Officials Comment on Unrest and Violence in Africa : October 21, November 2, November 3, November 10, November 13, and November 17, 2020
United States and International Officials Comment on Unrest and Violence in Africa
Linda Grimm

Human rights concerns and political maneuvering fueled protests and violence in several African nations in 2020. Nigerians took to the streets to protest years of police brutality perpetrated by a specialized, undercover police unit in that country. Opposition leaders in Tanzania rejected the outcome of the country’s latest presidential election amid widespread reports of irregularities and efforts by the government to suppress critical voices. In Ethiopia, the Nobel Peace Prize–winning president launched a military incursion into the country’s northernmost state ...

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