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Introduction

Sue Peabody

in ‘There Are No Slaves in France’: The Political Culture of Race and Slavery in the Ancien Régime

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101980
eISBN:
9780199854448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101980.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In this work, the author presents the origins, manifestations, and consequences of France's “Freedom Principle” — the notion that any slave who sets foot on French soil becomes free — during a period ... More


Transmitting Liberty: The Boston Committee of Correspondence's Revolutionary Experiments in Enlightenment Mediation

William Warner

in This Is Enlightenment

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226761473
eISBN:
9780226761466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226761466.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter argues that we can counteract the unreadable familiarity of one of the paradigmatic historical episodes of the Enlightenment—the American Revolution—by situating it within the history of ... More


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