France has lengthy outlined itself as a color-blind kingdom the place racial bias has no position. Even this present day, the French common curriculum for secondary scholars makes no point out of race or slavery, and lots of French students nonetheless withstand addressing racial questions. but, as this groundbreaking quantity exhibits, colour and different racial markers were significant elements in French nationwide existence for greater than 300 years. The 16 essays in The colour of Liberty
supply a wealth of cutting edge learn at the missed heritage of race in France, starting from the early sleek interval to the present.
The colour of Liberty addresses 4 significant subject matters: the evolution of race as an idea in France; representations of "the different" in French literature, paintings, executive, and exchange; the overseas dimensions of French racial pondering, relatively with regards to colonialism; and the influence of racial modifications at the shaping of the trendy French urban. the various diversifications of race in French history—as assigned identification, shopper product icon, medical discourse, philosophical challenge, derivative of migration, or software in empire building—here obtain nuanced remedies confronting the malleability of rules approximately race and the makes use of to which they've been put.
Contributors. Leora Auslander, Claude Blanckaert, Alice Conklin, Fred consistent, Laurent Dubois, Yaël Simpson Fletcher, Richard Fogarty, John Garrigus, Dana Hale, Thomas C. Holt, Patricia M. E. Lorcin, Dennis McEnnerney, Michael A. Osborne, Lynn Palermo, Sue Peabody, Pierre H. Boulle, Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall, Tyler Stovall, Michael G. Vann, Gary Wilder