Nature of freedom in the 18th and 19th centuries

Read the assigned primary source texts (excerpts from Immanuel Kant; the US Declaration of Independence; the Declaration of Rights of Man and the Citizen; the Haitian Declaration of Independence; the Leeds Woolen Workers Petition; JA Hobson).

Develop a statement in which you describe what the texts tell us about the nature of freedom in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Use evaluative or qualitative terms. If helpful, use the following prompt: The evidence shows that the nature of freedom in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries was _____________.

Find at least three passages from different texts that provide evidence for your claim (as well as any images or primary source quotes from the course videos). Reproduce them here.

write a 500-750 word essay, using the thesis statement and portions of the evidence as examples to support your claim.



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