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There are no slaves in France : the political culture of race and slavery in the Ancien Régime

Author: Sue Peabody
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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There Are No Slaves in France examines the paradoxical emergence of political antislavery and institutional racism in the century prior to the French Revolution. Sue Peabody 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  Read more...
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Peabody, Sue.
There are no slaves in France.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
(DLC) 95039056
(OCoLC)33207226
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sue Peabody
ISBN: 0585327882 9780585327884 0195356292 9780195356298 9780195101980 0195101987 1280558768 9781280558764 9786610558766 6610558760
OCLC Number: 45844538
Awards: Winner of Named as an Outstanding Academic Book of 1997 by CHOICE.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 210 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction; 1. Slavery in France: The Problem and Early Responses; 2. The Case of Jean Boucaux v. Verdelin: Fashioning the National Myth of Liberty; 3. The Impact of the Declaration of 1738: Nantes, La Rochelle, and Paris; 4. Notions of Race in the Eighteenth Century; 5. Crisis: Blacks in the Capital, 1762; 6. Antislavery and Antidespotism: 1760-1771; 7. The Police des Noirs, 1776-1777; 8. Erosion of the Police des Noirs; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Sue Peabody.

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