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The Impact of the Declaration of 1738: Nantes, La Rochelle, and Paris

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/9780195101980.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The impact of the Declaration of December 15, 1738 is presented in this chapter. It was discussed that when masters neglected to complete the required formalities, such as registration of their ... More


Crisis: Blacks in the Capital, 1762

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/9780195101980.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The Declaration of 1738 stayed unregistered by the Parlement of Paris and the Admiralty Court of France. The Admiralty clerk duly recorded the declarations of slave owners who brought their slaves to ... More


Antislavery and Antidespotism: 1760–1771

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/9780195101980.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter contains the description of events that elapsed between the Admiralty's ordinance of 1762 and the 1777 Police des Noirs. This period is a crucial period for slavery in France. First, the ... More


The Case of Jean Boucaux v. Verdelin: Fashioning the National Myth of Liberty

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/9780195101980.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the case of Jean Boucaux v. Verdelin. In June of 1738, the Paris Admiralty Court heard its first two petitions for freedom by slaves. It was through these that the 1716 edict's ... More


The Vice-Admiralty Court

Padraic X. Scanlan

in Freedom's Debtors: British Antislavery in Sierra Leone in the Age of Revolution

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300217445
eISBN:
9780300231526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217445.003.0004
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter examines the Vice-Admiralty Court of Sierra Leone, the first court in the British empire with an explicit mandate to release enslaved people from slavery. In practice, the Court and its ... More


Good and Lawful Prize

Faye Margaret Kert

in Prize and Prejudice: Privateering and Naval Prize in Atlantic Canada in the War of 1812

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780968128817
eISBN:
9781786944832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128817.003.0003
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter discusses the origins of maritime law, the development of the English High Court of Admiralty, and the administration of the international law of prize in North America. It examines the ... More


“A Sort of Republic for the Management of Trade”: The Jurisdiction of a Company-State

Philip J. Stern

in The Company-State: Corporate Sovereignty and the Early Modern Foundations of the British Empire in India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195393736
eISBN:
9780199896837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393736.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the nature of the East India Company’s claim to authority over English affairs in Asia. Though often regarded as possessing a monopoly over the English trade to and from Asia, ... More


Notions of Race in the Eighteenth Century

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/9780195101980.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In 1759, the Parlement of Paris made a decision that established the status of slaves who sued for their freedom within the jurisdiction of this court and, consequently, the Admiralty Courts within ... More


Privateering in the American War

Peter Earle

in The Earles of Liverpool: A Georgian Merchant Dynasty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381731
eISBN:
9781781382301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381731.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Most of the Earle family invested in privateers and “marks” (letter of marque ships) in wartime and never more so than in the American War of Independence. This chapter uses the prize records (kept ... More


Legalities of the Sea in Gentili’s Hispanica Advocatio

Lauren Benton

in The Roman Foundations of the Law of Nations: Alberico Gentili and the Justice of Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599875
eISBN:
9780191595813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599875.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter begins with a brief overview of the imperial and maritime contexts of the years when Gentili was engaged at the Court of Admiralty. It then considers Gentili's arguments about the ... More


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