Les débats devant la commission d'esclavage

Abstract : On March 4, 1848, thanks to the decisive impetus given by Victor Schoelcher, the principle of the abolition of slavery was proclaimed by decree and a « Commission for the preparation of an act of immediate emancipation in all the colonies of the Republic » was established. Like the commission de Broglie under the July Monarchy, the commission, chaired by Schoelcher, provided a huge work of documentation, information and reflection on the settlements, studying also the organization of the English colonies. However, unlike the previous one, the commission of 1848 required the immediate abolition of slavery (Decree of April 27, 1848), without waiting for the election of the National Assembly, and organized the colonies. The minutes of the committee are very rich. Indeed, they contain all the arguments and counter-arguments for the abolition of slavery and its consequences ─ including Civil Status, voting rights, representation, economic organization, compensation, the work, public education, aid, begging, discipline workshops and public order.
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Anne Girollet. Les débats devant la commission d'esclavage. Centre Georges Chevrier. L'esclavage en question. Regards croisés sur l'histoire de la domination, textes réunis par Luigi Delia et Fabrice Hoarau, Centre Georges Chevrier, p. 107-132, 2010. ⟨hal-00461920⟩



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