A brief history of human rights - EXPeditions

A brief history of human rights

by Samuel Moyn
  • Key point 1
    The modern concept of the “Rights of Man” is born out of the French and American revolutions.
  • Key point 2
    The first declarations of rights founded new states, but then moved to rights of women, people of ethnic backgrounds and rights to work, health and basic income.
  • Key point 3
    In the 1960s and 1970s, international movements that demanded human rights rekindled socialist ideals.