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352 Pages | 6 black and white maps

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780199568956

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The Death of the French Atlantic

Trade, War, and Slavery in the Age of Revolution

Alan Forrest

  • Examines the dramatic decline of France's Atlantic empire in the Age of Revolution
  • Shows how three major forces - war, revolution, and anti-slavery -led to France's loss of her richest Caribbean colony, Saint-Domingue
  • Draws on the individual testimonies of merchants, planters, and slaves across the Atlantic world
  • Concludes by looking at the uneasy memory of the slave trade in France's Atlantic ports, a memory that has left an indelible mark on race relations in France today
  • Places the French Atlantic cities like Nantes and Bordeaux in a global/ transnational context, thus making a contribution to a broader Atlantic history as much as to French history of the revolutionary and Napoleonic periods