This course explores discourses of human rights as natural rights in Europe from the Enlightenment to the present. While Europe-and particularly France-has been quick to declare itself the birthplace of human rights, a closer look reveals a broad continuum of conceptions of political, social, and economic rights. The course functions as a kind of survey of Modern European history, touching on the Age of Revolutions, the rise of European overseas empires, international anti-slavery movements, totalitarianism, and postwar development. It focuses on how political, social, and economic rights have always been articulated incompletely, to the benefit of some and to the detriment of others.
Course Attributes: EN HBU HumBU ISAS HUMFA HUMAR HUM
Section 01Race, Rights, and Humanity in European History
INSTRUCTOR: KorinekView Course Listing