Declaring the Rights of Man: Controversies about Rights and Declarations of Rights in Europe and America


This conference explored the historical and contemporary debates about declarations of rights, in a comparative Anglo-American and European context.


Conference Readings

Carey, George W. and James McClellan, eds. The Federalist, Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc., 2001.

Frohnen, Bruce P., eds. The American Republic: Primary Sources. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc., 2002.

Bentham, Jeremy. The Works of Jeremy Bentham, Volume II. Edited by John Bowring. Edinburgh: William Tait, 1843. (accessed October 2, 2009).

Blackstone, William. Commentaries on the Laws of England. Edited by George Sharswood. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1893. (accessed July 29, 2009).

Blackstone, William and St. George Tucker. Introduction by Paul Finkelman and David Cobin. Blackstone's Commentaries: With Notes of Reference to the Constitution and Laws, of the Federal Government of the United States, and of the Commonwealth of Virginia: In Five. Union: Lawbook Exchange, 1803/1996.

Brutus. "On the Lack of a Bill of Rights." Constitution Society. (July 29, 2009).

Jefferson, Thomas and James Madison. The Republic of Letters: The Correspondence between Thomas Jefferson and James Madison 1776-1826, Volume One. Edited by James Morton Smith. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1995.

Marx, Karl. Selected Writings. Edited by Lawrence H. Simon. Indianapolis/Cambridge: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc., 1994.

Stone, Geoffrey R. The Bill of Rights in the Modern State. Edited by Richard A. Epstein and Cass R. Sunstein. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992.

Wilson, James. Collected Works of James Wilson, Volume I. Edited by Kermit L. Hall and Mark David Hall. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc., 2007. (accessed May 12, 2011).

Wilson, James, edited by Kermit Hall and Mark David Hall. “The Works of James Wilson.” Liberty Fund, Inc.. (6/16/2009).

Wollstonecraft, Mary. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and A Vindication of the Rights of Men. Edited by Janet Todd. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.