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Duke University historian Laurent Dubois discusses slavery, culture, and ideology in the French colony of Saint-Domingue.
Historians consider American antislavery writings during a roundtable discussion presented during a Gilder Lehrman online course.
The American Revolution, a byproduct of events both on the North American continent and abroad, unleashed a movement that focused on egalitarianism in ways that had never been seen before. Even John Adams commented on these changes in a letter to his wife Abigail. He wrote, “We have been told that that our Struggle has loosened the bands of Government everywhere. That Children and Apprentices were disobedient—that schools and Colledges were grown turbulent—that Indians slighted their Guardians and Negroes grew insolent...