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Writings on Empire and Slavery

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Writings on Empire and Slavery by Alexis De Tocqueville
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After completing his research for "Democracy in America", Alexis de Tocqueville turned to the French consolidation of its empire in North Africa, which he believed deserving of similar attention. Tocqueville began studying Algerian history and culture, making two trips to Algeria in 1841 and 1846. He quickly became one of France's foremost experts on the country and wrote essays, articles, official letters and parliamentary reports on such diverse topics as France's military and administrative policies in North Africa, the people of the Maghrib, his own travels in Algeria, and the practice of Islam. Throughout, Tocqueville consistently defended the French imperial project, a position that stands in tension with his admiration for the benefits of democracy he witnessed in America. Although Tocqueville never published a book-length study of French North Africa, his various writings on the subject provide as invaluable a portrait of French imperialism as "Democracy in America" does of the Early Republic period in American history. In this book, Jennifer Pitts has selected and translated nine of his most important dispatches on Algeria, which offer insights into both Tocqueville's political thought and French liberalism's attitudes toward the political, military and moral aspects of France's colonial expansion. The volume also includes six articles Tocqueville wrote during the same period calling for the emancipation of slaves in France's Caribbean colonies.

Author Biography

Jennifer Pitts is an assistant professor of political science at Yale University.
Release date NZ
September 1st, 2003
Contributors
Edited by Jennifer Pitts Translated by Jennifer Pitts
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
Johns Hopkins University Press
Interest Age
From 17
Pages
320
Dimensions
152x229x17
ISBN-13
9780801877568
Product ID
2467813

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