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The Death of the French Atlantic: Trade, War, and Slavery in the Age of Revolution

Alan Forrest


The Preface places the book in its historiographical context and asks how far the French Atlantic did ‘die’ in the Age of Revolutions. It places the crisis of the late eighteenth century in a transnational context, linking the histories of France and the Caribbean and discussing fortunes of port cities like Nantes, Bordeaux, and La Rochelle in a deliberately comparative manner. The book draws heavily on recent work on slavery, the slave trade, and the public memory of slavery that has been so influential on both sides of the Atlantic, and sets out to explain political and moral forces, as well ... More

Keywords: Historiography, comparative history, war, slavery, memory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780199568956
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199568956.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Forrest, author
Emeritus Professor of History, University of York