Parution le 30 janvier. Voir sur le site de l’éditeur Oxford University Press.
Alan Forrest Eexamines 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.