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The World Reimagined: Americans and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century

Mark Philip Bradley (University of Chicago)
Format
Book
Published
New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Language
English
Series
Human Rights in History
ISBN
9780521829755, 0521829755
Summary
"For readers who want to understand why human rights has become the moral language of our time. It explores the making of a twentieth century global human rights imagination and its American vernaculars in times of war, decolonization and globalization during the transformative decades of the 1940s and 1970s"--Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • Introduction: How it feels to be free
  • Part One. The 1940s
  • At home in the world
  • The wartime rights imagination
  • Beyond belief
  • Conditions of possibility
  • Part Two. The 1970s
  • Circulations
  • American vernaculars I
  • American vernaculars II
  • The movement
  • Coda: The sense of an ending.
Description
xviii, 306 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-294) and index.
Technical Details
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