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Frontiers of servitude: Slavery in narratives of the early French Atlantic

Harrigan, Michael (2018) Frontiers of servitude: Slavery in narratives of the early French Atlantic. Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies . Manchester University Press ISBN 978-1-5261-2226-1. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:80132)

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Abstract

Frontiers of servitude explores the fundamental ideas behind early French thinking about Atlantic slavery in little-examined printed and archival sources, focusing on what 'made' a slave, what was unique about Caribbean labour, and what strategic approaches meant in interacting with slaves. From c. 1620 -1750, authoritative discourses were confronted with new social realities, and servitude was accompanied by continuing moral uncertainties. Slavery gave the ownership of labour and even time, but slaves were a troubling presence. Colonists were wary of what slaves knew, and were aware of how imperfect the strategies used to control them were. Commentators were conscious of the fragility of colonial society, with its social and ecological frontiers, its renegade slaves, and its population born to free fathers and slave mothers. This book will interest specialists and more general readers interested in the history and literature of the Atlantic and Caribbean.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled keywords: Slavery, Caribbean, France, Discipline, Colonies
Subjects: D History General and Old World
D History General and Old World > DC France
E History America
E History America > E11 America (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > French
Depositing User: Michael Harrigan
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2020 15:02 UTC
Last Modified: 06 May 2020 03:20 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/80132 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Harrigan, Michael: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5371-2528
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