The anti-slavery movement, which followed in the wake of the European slave trade, has attracted much less attention than the latter. This is particularly true for the abolition movement in the French colonies. This volume commemorates the first abolition of slavery, proclaimed by Léger Félicité Sonthonax in Saint-Domingue in 1793 and ratified by a decree of the National Convention in 1794, vividly portraying the complex developments that led to the decree of 1848, which permanently abolished slavery in the French domains. It also represents the first critical evaluation of the state of research in France into the history of eradication of colonial slavery. Finally, this volume also contains an important comparative element through the addition of papers focusing on the abolitionist movements in America, Britain and Spain.
MOTS CLES · Doctrine politique · Esclavage · France · Histoire africaine · Histoire américaine · Histoire européenne · Législation · Mouvement de libération · Pays colonial