Frontiers of Servitude: Slavery in Narratives of the Early French Atlantic - Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies (Hardback)
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Frontiers of Servitude: Slavery in Narratives of the Early French Atlantic - Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies (Hardback)

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Hardback 344 Pages / Published: 06/04/2018
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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.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9781526122261
Number of pages: 344
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm

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