This book examines the paradoxical emergence of political antislavery and institutional racism in the century prior to the French Revolution. The author shows how the political culture of late Bourbon France created ample opportunities for contestation over the meaning of freedom. Based on various archival sources, this work will be of interest not only to historians of slavery and France, but to scholars interested in the emergence of modern culture in the Atlantic world.
|Print publication date: 1997||Print ISBN-13: 9780195101980|
|Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011||DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101980.001.0001|