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The world reimagined : Americans and human rights in the twentieth century

Author: Mark Bradley
Publisher: New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, ©2016 2016.
Series: Human rights in history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Bradley
ISBN: 9780521829755 0521829755 9781316722305 1316722309
OCLC Number: 946031535
Description: xviii, 306 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: How it feels to be free --
The 1940s. At home in the world --
The wartime rights imagination --
Beyond belief --
Conditions of possibility --
The 1970s. Circulations --
American vernaculars I --
American vernaculars II --
The movement --
Coda: The sense of an ending.
Series Title: Human rights in history.
Other Titles: Americans and human rights in the twentieth century
Responsibility: Mark Philip Bradley, University of Chicago.

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