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The Resource From empire to humanity : the American Revolution and the origins of humanitarianism, Amanda B. Moniz

From empire to humanity : the American Revolution and the origins of humanitarianism, Amanda B. Moniz

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From empire to humanity : the American Revolution and the origins of humanitarianism
Title
From empire to humanity
Title remainder
the American Revolution and the origins of humanitarianism
Statement of responsibility
Amanda B. Moniz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From Empire to Humanity tells the story of a generation of American and British activists who transformed humanitarianism as they adjusted to becoming foreigners to each other in the wake of the American Revolution. In the decades before the Revolution, Americans and Britons shared an imperial approach to charitable activity. They worked together in benevolent ventures designed to strengthen the British empire, and ordinary men and women donated to help faraway members of the British community. Raised and educated in this world of connections, future activists from the British Isles, North America, and the West Indies developed expansive outlooks and transatlantic ties. For budding doctors--including Philadelphia's Benjamin Rush, Caribbean-born Londoner John Coakley Lettsom, and John Crawford, whose life took him from Ireland to India, Barbados, South America, and, finally, Baltimore--this was especially true. American independence put an end to their common imperial humanitarianism, but not their friendships, their far-reaching visions, or their belief in philanthropy as a tool of statecraft. In the postwar years, with doctor-activists at the forefront, Americans and Britons collaborated in the anti-drowning cause and other medical philanthropy, antislavery movements, prison reform, and more. No longer members of the same polity, the erstwhile compatriots adopted a universal approach to their beneficence as they reimagined their bonds with people who were now foreigners. Universal benevolence could also be a source of tension. With the new wars at the end of the century, activists' optimistic cosmopolitanism waned, even as their practices endured. Making the care of suffering strangers routine, they laid the groundwork for later generations' global undertakings "--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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Moniz, Amanda B
Dewey number
361.70941/09033
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E209
LC item number
.M65 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Humanitarianism
  • Humanitarianism
  • Humanitarianism
  • Social reformers
  • Political activists
  • Physicians
  • Imperialism
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • HISTORY
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Humanitarianism
  • Imperialism
  • Physicians
  • Political activists
  • Social reformers
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • West Indies
  • Humanitäre Hilfe
  • Wohltätigkeit
  • Großbritannien
  • USA
Label
From empire to humanity : the American Revolution and the origins of humanitarianism, Amanda B. Moniz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter One: Protestantism, Empire, and Transatlantic Philanthropy, 1700-1760s -- Chapter Two: Coming of Age in the Atlantic Community, 1740s-1770s -- Chapter Three: The Unnatural War -- Chapter Four: The Empire of Humanity -- Chapter Five: Circumnavigations of Charity -- Chapter Six: The Common Cause of Humanity -- Chapter Seven: Ambivalent Cosmopolites -- Epilogue
Control code
943678081
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 314 pages
Isbn
9780190240356
Lccn
2015045811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)943678081
Label
From empire to humanity : the American Revolution and the origins of humanitarianism, Amanda B. Moniz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter One: Protestantism, Empire, and Transatlantic Philanthropy, 1700-1760s -- Chapter Two: Coming of Age in the Atlantic Community, 1740s-1770s -- Chapter Three: The Unnatural War -- Chapter Four: The Empire of Humanity -- Chapter Five: Circumnavigations of Charity -- Chapter Six: The Common Cause of Humanity -- Chapter Seven: Ambivalent Cosmopolites -- Epilogue
Control code
943678081
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 314 pages
Isbn
9780190240356
Lccn
2015045811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)943678081

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