Reclaiming american virtue the human rights revolution of the 1970s barbara j keys add to cart the american commitment to international human rights emerged in the 1970s not as a logical outgrowth of american idealism but as a reclaiming american virtue situates this novel enthusiasm as a reaction to the profound challenge of the . Much has been written on the emergence of human rights in international relations and in american foreign policy during the 1970s especially in the last five years there has been a real explosion of scholarly works on these issues1 yet barbara keys recent reclaiming american virtue adds . Reclaiming virtue chronicles the emergence of human rights discourse and policy in 1970s america keys has penned a very fine book that neatly contextualizes the emergence of human rights in a pivotal decade. Her new book reclaiming american virtue the human rights revolution of the 1970s harvard university press 2014 offers an explanation of the origins of the human rights boom of the 1970s in the united states. Reclaiming american virtue the human rights revolution of the 1970s by barbara j keys cambridge harvard university press 2014 362 pp 3150 us cloth recently historians have paid a great deal of attention to the 1970s as a decade of profound and enduring transformation
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