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Undoing Slavery: American Abolitionism in Transnational Perspective (1776-1865)

Sous la direction de Michaël Roy, Marie-Jeanne Rossignol et Claire Parfait

Publié le 7 mai 2018 Mis à jour le 7 mai 2018

Paris, Éditions Rue d’Ulm, 2018.

Undoing Slavery: American Abolitionism in Transnational Perspective (1776-1865) is a collection of seven essays by leading and emerging scholars of abolition in France. Contributors to the volume situate American abolitionism in a transnational framework, pointing out how slaves running away to Canada, free African Americans emigrating to Haiti and activists meeting in a Paris salon all influenced the fate of slavery in the United States. In the wake of recent historiographical trends, they extend not only the geography but also the chronology of abolitionism, attending to its development and evolutions over the longue durée. Special emphasis is also placed on the varied print culture of abolition, from antislavery novels, newspapers, gift books and almanacs to black-authored pamphlets and printed orations on the abolition of the slave trade. Undoing Slavery is prefaced by Manisha Sinha, author of the award-winning The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition.

Table des matières

Manisha Sinha — Preface

Michaël Roy, Marie-Jeanne Rossignol et Claire Parfait — Introduction

Marie-Jeanne Rossignol — The Abolition of the Atlantic Slave Trade and Its Afterlives in North American Abolitionist Print Culture
Claire Bourhis-Mariotti — African American Emigrationists and the Voluntary Emigration Movement to Haiti, 1804-1862
Sandrine Ferré-Rode — Competing Narratives: The Underground Railroad to Canada in Historiographical Perspective
Claire Parfait — Fiction and the Debate over Slavery
Michaël Roy — ‘Printers were almost afraid to set up the types’: Publishing and Circulating Antislavery Literature in Antebellum America
Yohanna Alimi-Levy — ‘The spirit of the age is on our side’: 1848 and the Abolitionist Cause in France, the United States and Great Britain
Hélène Quanquin — Abolition and Women’s Rights Before and After the Civil War: Continuities and Discontinuities


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