Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 July 2016

328 Pages | 18 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190240356

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From Empire to Humanity

The American Revolution and the Origins of Humanitarianism

Amanda B. Moniz

  • Roots the origins of humanitarianism in the fracturing of the British empire as a result of the American Revolution.
  • Examines Americans' and Britons' adjustment to becoming foreigners following the Revolution.
  • Puts a generation of activists from the British Isles, North America, and West Indies, particularly doctors, at the center of the development of humanitarianism.