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

I am gratified by Eric Herschthal’s generous and thoughtful review of my book. As he notes, I focus primarily on elite white men born in the 1730s, 1740s and 1750s in the British Isles, Caribbean, and North America. I follow them as they grew up in the increasingly interconnected British Empire, faced a civil warContinue reading “Response to Review of From Empire to Humanity: The American Revolution and the Origins of Humanitarianism”