Human Rights and Revolutions

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Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom, Greg Grandin, Lynn Hunt, Marilyn B. Young
Rowman & Littlefield, 2007 - 225 Seiten
Now in a revised and updated edition with added original chapters, this acclaimed book provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the complex links between revolutionary struggles and human rights discourses and practices. Covering events as far removed from one another in time and space as the English Civil War, the Parisian upheavals of 1789, Latin American independence struggles, and protests in late twentieth-century China, the contributors explore the paradoxes of revolutionary and human rights projects. The book convincingly shows the ways in which revolutions have both helped spur new advances in thinking about human rights and produced regimes that commit a range of abuses. Providing an unusually balanced analysis of the changes over time in conceptions of human rights in Western and non-Western contexts, this work offers a unique window into the history of the world during modern times and a fresh context for understanding today's pressing issues. Contributions by: Florence Bernault, Mark Philip Bradley, Sumit Ganguly, Greg Grandin, James N. Green, Lynn Hunt, Yanni Kotsonis, Timothy McDaniel, Kristin Ross, Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom, Alexander Woodside, Marilyn B. Young, David Zaret, and Michael Zuckert
 

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The Paradoxical Origins of Human Rights
3
The Chinese Revolution and Contemporary Paradoxes
21
The English American and Russian Revolutions
45
Tradition Human Rights and the English Revolution
47
Natural Rights in the American Revolution The American Amalgam
65
Human Rights and Citizenship in Revolutionary Russia
83
Asian and African Case Studies
95
An Enlightenment for Outcasts Some Vietnamese Stories
97
A Human Rights Revolution?
137
Homosexuality Human Rights and Revolution in Latin America
139
Ethics and the Rearmament of Imperialism The French Case
155
The Strange Career of Radical Islam
169
A Concluding Perspective
189
Human Rights and Empires Embrace A Latin American Counterpoint
191
Index
213
About the Contributors
223

India Human Rights and Asian Values
111
What Absence Is Made Of Human Rights in Africa
121

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Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom is professor of history at the University of California, Irvine. Greg Grandin is professor of history at New York University. Lynn Hunt is Eugen Weber Professor of French History at the University of California, Los Angeles. Marilyn B. Young is professor of history at New York University.

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