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The 19th Cent: When Humanitarianism Meant Something Different

Editors’ Note: Below, Abigail Green discusses some of the central claims in one of her most recent academic pieces, “Humanitarianism in Nineteenth-Century Context: Religious, Gendered, National” (The Historical Journal, Dec. 2014).  In a subsequent post, Amanda Moniz responds to Green’s article.  Teaching at Oxford, I’m familiar with the idea that ‘you have to understand the past to understand the present’: … Continue reading