Frontiers of Servitude

Frontiers of Servitude Slavery in Narratives of the Early French Atlantic - Seventeenth- And Eighteenth-Century Studies

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Synopsis

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.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781526122261
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 362.36209
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 532g
Height: 146mm
Width: 246mm
Spine width: 31mm