The French slave trade: an overview.

@article{Geggus2001TheFS,
  title={The French slave trade: an overview.},
  author={David P. Geggus},
  journal={The William and Mary quarterly},
  year={2001},
  volume={58 1},
  pages={
          119-38
        }
}
  • D. Geggus
  • Published 2001
  • History
  • The William and Mary quarterly
I N comparative studies of race and slavery, France's colonies often appear in an intermediate position between Iberian and Anglo-Saxon extremes. The institutions of the French colonies exhibited in attenuated form the Catholic absolutism of the Iberians, whereas the colonies' social structures closely resembled that of the North European colonies. Scholars who discuss colonial slave laws, the frequency with which slaves were freed, or racial integration often situate French slave society… 
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