Ideas about good and bad behavior in our personal relations, online actions and business practices to moral philosophy examining concepts of right and wrong - all this is in the field of ethics.

Ethics Chapters

Although one of the Essex whaleboats disappears, two boats with wreck survivors onboard are rescued off the coast of Chile in February of 1821.

In order to survive, starving men of the whaleship Essex resort to cannabilism, the very thing which kept them from seeking refuge at islands much-clo...

Although the Captain is in charge of a ship, and his word is "law," George Pollard - captain of the Essex, a whaleship - gives-in to Owen Chase, his F...

Robert E. Sticker created an oil painting interpreting the “Nantucket Sleigh Ride,” an adrenalin-producing event which occurred after whal...

Did sperm whales attack whaling vessels during the 18th century? What are the facts and myths about these huge cetaceans?

Ethics Story Briefs

American children held jobs in many industries, including the cotton industry during the early 20th century. This girl was a spinner at a South Caroli...

Woodrow Wilson, about to be inaugurated as U.S. President, learns that American women are marching in protest against his stance on female voting righ...

Henry Bliss Northup was the man who rescued Solomon Northup - whose slave name was ''Platt Hamilton'' - from slavery.

A pro-Southern political cartoon intended to show that American slaves were better-off than British workers.

Although the Supreme Court was very busy, during the last part of the 19th century, the Justices overturned a key law providing civil-rights protectio...

Ethics Audios

In spite of censorship in her time, Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966) remains one of Russia's most-loved poets of the 20th century.

Three days after Anne Frank told "Kitty" about an unsettling conversation with her father - that the Frank family may have to go into hiding somewhere...

Dostoevsky worked on Notes from Underground in 1863.

In this audio clip, Carole Bos reads from Les Miserables, Volume I - Book Sixth ("Javert") - Chapter II (entitled "How Jean May Become Champ").

In this audio clip, Carole Bos reads from Les Miserables, Volume I - Book Sixth ("Javert") - Chapter I (entitled "The Beginning of Repose").

Ethics Audio Narrations

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What does it take to become a Judge? What does it take to be a good one?

During the Blitz, German warplanes devastate Coventry on November 14, 1940.

Germany's Federal Archives contain SS photos from Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Joseph Merrick, also known as "The Elephant Man," rose above massive deformities to live an exemplary life.

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