"There are no slaves in France" the political culture of race and slavery in the Ancien Regime

This study examines the paradoxical emergence of political antislavery and institutional racism in the 18th century prior to the French Revolution. It shows how the political culture of late Bourbon France created ample opportunities for contestation over the meaning of freedom

Main Author: Peabody, Sue
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York Oxford University Press 1996, 1996
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Collection: Oxford University Press - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This study examines the paradoxical emergence of political antislavery and institutional racism in the 18th century prior to the French Revolution. It shows how the political culture of late Bourbon France created ample opportunities for contestation over the meaning of freedom
Physical Description:x, 210 p. ill., ports
ISBN:9780199854448