Inventing Human Rights: A History

Inventing Human Rights: A History

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by Lynn Hunt
     
 

“A tour de force.”—Gordon S. Wood, New York Times Book ReviewSee more details below

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“A tour de force.”—Gordon S. Wood, New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393331998
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     11
Introduction: "We hold these truths to be self-evident"     15
"Torrents of Emotion": Reading Novels and Imagining Equality     35
"Bone of Their Bone": Abolishing Torture     70
"They Have Set a Great Example": Declaring Rights     113
"There Will be no End of It": The Consequences of Declaring     146
"The Soft Power of Humanity": Why Human Rights Failed, Only to Succeed in the Long Run     176
Three Declarations: 1776, 1789, 1948     215
Notes     230
Permissions     261
Index     263

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