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From Empire to Humanity: The American Revolution and the Origins of Humanitarianism

Amanda B. Moniz

Abstract

From Empire to Humanity: The American Revolution and the Origins of Humanitarianism tells the story of a generation of American and British activists who transformed humanitarianism as they adjusted to being foreigners in the wake of the American Revolution. In the decades before the Revolution, Americans and Britons shared an imperial approach to charitable activity. Growing up in the increasingly integrated British Atlantic world, future activists from the British Isles, North America, and the Caribbean developed expansive outlooks and connections. For budding doctors, this was especially tr ... More

Keywords: humanitarianism, philanthropy, American Revolution, American independence, medical philanthropy, Atlantic world, slavery, British empire, strangers, reconciliation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190240356
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190240356.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amanda B. Moniz, author
Assistant Director, National History Center