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The Resource "There are no slaves in France" : the political culture of race and slavery in the Ancien Régime, Sue Peabody

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

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"There are no slaves in France" : the political culture of race and slavery in the Ancien Régime
Title
"There are no slaves in France"
Title remainder
the political culture of race and slavery in the Ancien Régime
Statement of responsibility
Sue Peabody
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""There Are No Slaves in France": The Political Culture of Race and Slavery in the Ancient Regime examines the paradox of political antislavery and institutional racism in the century prior to the French Revolution." "Black slaves who came to France as domestic servants of colonial masters challenged their servitude in courts. On the basis of the Freedom Principle, ã judicial maxim granting freedom to any slave who set foot in the kingdom, hundreds of slaves won their freedom." "Sue Peabody shows how the political culture of late Bourbon France created ample opportunities for contestation over the meaning of freedom. Men of letters used the metaphor of slavery to critique the supposed despotism of Louis XV and Louis XVI. In the second half of the century, courts and the crown colluded to erect a series of laws prohibiting the entry of blacks into the metropolis. "There Are No Slaves in France" shows how both antislavery and anti-black discourses emerged from the tension between France's reification of liberty and its dependence on colonial slavery."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peabody, Sue
Dewey number
305.896/044/09033
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DC133.4
LC item number
.P43 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blacks
  • Political culture
  • Racism
  • France
  • Slavernij
  • Rassentheorieën
  • Abolitionisme
  • Ancien Régime
  • Racisme
  • Noirs
  • Culture politique
  • France
Label
"There are no slaves in France" : the political culture of race and slavery in the Ancien Régime, Sue Peabody
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-199) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Slavery in France : the problem and early responses
  • The case of Jean Boucaux v. Verdelin : fashioning the national myth of liberty
  • The impact of the Declaration of 1738 : Nantes, La Rochelle, and Paris
  • Notions of race in the eighteenth century
  • Crisis : Blacks in the Capital, 1762
  • Antislavery and antidespotism : 1760-1771
  • The Police des Noirs, 1776-1777
  • Erosion of the Police des Noirs
Control code
33207226
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 210 pages
Isbn
9780195101980
Lccn
95039056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)33207226
Label
"There are no slaves in France" : the political culture of race and slavery in the Ancien Régime, Sue Peabody
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-199) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Slavery in France : the problem and early responses
  • The case of Jean Boucaux v. Verdelin : fashioning the national myth of liberty
  • The impact of the Declaration of 1738 : Nantes, La Rochelle, and Paris
  • Notions of race in the eighteenth century
  • Crisis : Blacks in the Capital, 1762
  • Antislavery and antidespotism : 1760-1771
  • The Police des Noirs, 1776-1777
  • Erosion of the Police des Noirs
Control code
33207226
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 210 pages
Isbn
9780195101980
Lccn
95039056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)33207226

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