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At the Limits of Memory: Legacies of Slavery in the Francophone World

Nicola Frith and Kate Hodgson

Abstract

Recent years have seen a growing body of literature dedicated to memories of slavery in the Anglophone world, yet little has been done to approach this subject from Francophone perspectives. This collection responds to the urgent need to contribute to current research on slavery and memory studies by focusing specifically on the Francophone world. Featuring the scholarship of leading academics in France, Britain, the United States and Canada, the collection reflects upon contemporary commemorative practices that relate to the history of slavery and the slave trade, and questions how they funct ... More

Keywords: Slavery, Slave Trade, Labour, Indenture, Memory, Francophone, Legacies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781781381595
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781381595.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicola Frith, editor
University of Edinburgh

Kate Hodgson, editor
University of Liverpool

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Front Matter

Slavery and Its Legacies

Nicola Frith and Kate Hodgson

The Limits of Memorialization: Commemoration, Musealization and Patrimony

Representing the Slave Past

Christine Chivallon

Telling Stories of Slavery

Catherine Reinhardt

Beyond the Abolitionist Moment: Memories and Counter-Memories of Labour Exploitation

Multiple Memories

Srilata Ravi

Speaking of Slavery

Sotonye Omuku

Imaging the Present

Claire Griffiths