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Dictionnaire des gens de couleur dans la France moderne. Volume III. Le midi

Entrée par année (fin XVIe siècle - 1792)

Managing editor Erick NOËL

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The third and final volume of the Dictionnaire des gens de couleur succeeds in transforming the perception that immigration from the colonies, whether black or mixed-race, is a purely contemporary phenomenon. Initial figures have been revised, thanks to investigations carried out in southern France, bringing the estimate of new arrivals in pre-revolutionary France up to 20,000. Passenger lists, admiralty archives and parish registers offer a more detailed insight into the lives of these men and women, soon to be talented free servants and slaves in the ports at a time when the monarchy wanted to keep “blacks, people of mixed race or other colours” away from mainland France.  By the eve of the French Revolution, Bordeaux had become the first port to play a major role in the arrival of these migrants - although receiving slightly fewer than Nantes. La Rochelle wisely opened its harbour to the New World and Marseille took similar steps at the end of 18th when it shifted its trading focus from the Levant to the Americas.  This, along with the loss of territory in 1763, resulted in a large influx of migrants – little people in the ports surrounded by the grandeur of great houses, who would soon find themselves in the small back of beyond villages in Languedoc or Provence. It has been revealed that some lived in mixed unions and raised families, for example, Mirabeau and Guizot both come from mixed-race backgrounds.


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Dictionnaire des gens de couleur dans la France moderne. Volume III. Le midi

Dictionnaire des gens de couleur dans la France moderne. Volume III. Le midi

The third and final volume of the Dictionnaire des gens de couleur succeeds in transforming the perception that immigration from the colonies, whether black or mixed-race, is a purely contemporary phenomenon...

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Title Dictionnaire des gens de couleur dans la France moderne. Volume III. Le midi
Subtitle Entrée par année (fin XVIe siècle - 1792)
Edition First Edition
Volume 91
Managing editor Erick NOËL
ISSN 1660-5829
Issue 22
Language Français
Publisher Librairie Droz
Title First Published 05/19/2017
Includes Index
 
Format Paperback/softback
ISBN-13 978-2-600-04704-3
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600047043
Reference no. 22-91
Publication Date 05/19/2017
Nb of pages XX - 1196
Illustrations 8 illustrations
Illustrations, color
Dimensions 152 x 222 cm
Weight 1440 gr
 
Format PDF
ISBN-13 978-2-600-14704-0
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600147040
Reference no. 22-91-PDF
Publication Date 05/18/2017
Nb of pages XX - 1196
Illustrations 8 illustrations
Illustrations, color
 
Format Paperback/softback + PDF
ISBN-13 978-2-600-24704-7
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600247047
Reference no. 22-91-LOT
Publication Date 05/18/2017
Nb of pages XX - 1196
Illustrations 8 illustrations
Illustrations, color
Dimensions 152 x 222 cm
Weight 1440 gr
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