Session 01: Enlightenment and Revolutions

Main Themes:

Enlightenment; Revolutions; Old Continent vs. New Colonies; Colonial Demands for Independence

Key Questions:

Which social and political developments were driving the human rights debates in France, England, and the American colonies during the 18th century?


Inventing Human Rights, by Lynn Hunt (2007), Excerpts from Chapter 2, (attached pdf).

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