The regular colloquium hosted by our WISO has invited Jeremy D. Popkin from the University of Kentucky to talk about Liberty, Equality, and Slavery: New Research on the French and Haitian Revolutionary Conflicts about Race and Slavery. Wednesday, June 8th, 9am @ Seminarraum WISO.
A short abstract:
The abolitions of slavery in the French Caribbean colony of Saint-Domingue in 1793 and in revolutionary France in 1794 were the first dramatic blows against an institution that had shaped the Atlantic world for three centuries and affected the lives of millions of people. The abolition was the result of complex and often paradoxical political struggles on both sides of the Atlantic that have frequently been misunderstood by earlier scholars.