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Italian and Italian American Studies

Abolitionism and the Persistence of Slavery in Italian States, 1750–1850

Authors: Bonazza, Giulia

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  • Offers the first comprehensive study of slavery in the Italian states from 1750 to 1850
  • Examines the international abolitionist debate and post-abolition survival of slavery in the Italian states
  • Appeals to scholars of Italian history, the history of slavery, Atlantic history, global history, and imperial history
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This volume offers a pioneering study of slavery in the Italian states. Documenting previously unstudied cases of slavery in six Italian cities—Naples, Caserta, Rome, Palermo, Livorno and Genoa—Giulia Bonazza investigates why slavery survived into the middle of the nineteenth century, even as the abolitionist debate raged internationally and most states had abolished it. She contextualizes these cases of residual slavery from 1750–1850, focusing on two juridical and political watersheds: after the Napoleonic period, when the Italian states (with the exception of the Papal States) adopted constitutions outlawing slavery; and after the Congress of Vienna, when diplomatic relations between the Italian states, France and Great Britain intensified and slavery was condemned in terms that covered only the Atlantic slave trade. By excavating the lives of men and women who remained in slavery after abolition, this book sheds new light on the broader Mediterranean and transatlantic dimensions of slavery in the Italian states.

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Giulia Bonazza is a fellow at the German Historical Institute in Rome, Italy, and former Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-01349-3
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Hardcover $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-01348-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Abolitionism and the Persistence of Slavery in Italian States, 1750–1850
Authors
Series Title
Italian and Italian American Studies
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-01349-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-01349-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-01348-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 227
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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