Brent Hayes Edwards: The French Slave Trade, 10 September 2009
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The French Atlantic Triangle: Literature and Culture of the Slave Trade by Christopher Miller.
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“... is usually credited with providing the philosophical foundation for abolitionism; according to David BrionDavis, by the mid-1700s ‘the classical justifications for slavery, already discredited by Montesquieu and Hutcheson, were being demolished by the arguments of Rousseau, Diderot and other ...”