Ending Slavery, Narrating Emancipation: Revolutionary Legacies in the French Anti-slavery Debate and “Silencing the Haitian Revolution”, 1814-1848

This dissertation examines the nineteenth-century French debate on slavery and emancipation by analyzing its engagement with the antislavery legacies of the French Revolution and the Haitian Revolution. In revising the prior historiography’s preoccupation with the influence of the benchmark British example, it contends that the impacts of revolutionary abolition formed another vital factor in shaping French abolitionism and emancipation.

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