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October 14, 2002

University of Virginia, Center on Religion and Democracy, http://religionanddemocracy.lib.virginia.edu/

The Center is a "non-partisan research center . . . committed to addressing the complex relationship between religion and democratic culture." In addition to reporting the Center's activities and programs, the website offers a collection of full-text documents in the following categories:

  • social theory, including works by Bacon, Descartes, Dewey, Emerson, Hobbes, Hume, Locke, Machiavelli, Malthus, Marx, Mill, More, Nietzsche, Plato, Rousseau, Sanger,  Sinclair, Thoreau, and de Tocqueville.
  • historical texts by Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, W.E. Du Bois, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Booker T. Washington.
  • religious texts, including the King James and Standard versions of the Bible, the Koran, the Book of Mormon, Augustine's Confessions, Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion, and works by Thomas Jefferson and Martin Luther.
  • legal documents, such as the Dutch Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the Iroquois Nation, the Magna Carta, the English Bill of Rights, the first and second Virginia Charters, Penn's Charter of Liberties, Adams' Rights of the Colonists, Madison's Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments, the Federalist Papers, the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen, and the Oslo Declaration on Freedom of Religion or Belief.

Most of these materials are available in ebook, Palm, and web versions.

2008, M.G. Gallagher Law Library, University of Washington