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Caribbean CritiqueAntillean Critical Theory from Toussaint to Glissant$
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Nick Nesbitt

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318665

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781846318665.001.0001

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Victor Schoelcher, Tocqueville, and the Abolition of Slavery

Victor Schoelcher, Tocqueville, and the Abolition of Slavery

(p.66) CHAPTER TWO Victor Schoelcher, Tocqueville, and the Abolition of Slavery
Caribbean Critique

Nick Nesbit

Liverpool University Press

Reviews the conflict between Schoelcher and Tocqueville leading up to the abolition of 1848. In this debate, while Tocqueville strove to balance the interests of slaves in their emancipation with those of the planters in their ‘property’ as well as the ‘interests’ of the Nation itself, it was Schoelcher who pursued a ‘politics of principle’ explicitly referenced to the Rights of Man, Robespierre, Jacobinism, and Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution that successfully intervened to achieve universal, immediate emancipation with full rights of citizenship.

Keywords:   Victor Schoelcher, Alexis de Tocqueville, 1848 Abolition

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