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difference principle

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy.

The principle chosen by rational people from behind the veil of ignorance, in Rawls's A Theory of Justice. The principle requires that social benefits and burdens are allocated in such a...

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Equal Rights and Unequal People

Richard D. Brown.

in Self-Evident Truths

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 18958 words.

Though Americans have favored the idea of equal rights and equal opportunity, they recognize that differences in wealth and social advantage, like differences in ability and appearance,...

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Religion and the Trajectory of Labor Reform Movements

William A. Mirola.

in Redeeming Time

December 2014; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 6311 words.

This concluding chapter discusses the theoretical implications of Protestant engagement with the eight-hour movement for developing a broader understanding of the possibilities and...

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San Franciscans: 1940

David Kipen.

in San Francisco in the 1930s

May 2011; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 1330 words.

A tradition which has behind it the most hectic and glamorous epoch of pioneering in America is still the factor which determines much of the city's enigmatic charm and governs most of...

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Citizenship in the Atlantic World

Federica Morelli.

in Atlantic History

P ublished online April 2018 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History. 8181 words.

Normally scholars, including historians of the Atlantic world, have traditionally strictly linked the concept of citizenship to that of the nation-state and its formation in the 19th and...