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The French Encounter with Africans: White Response to Blacks, 1530-1880

 
 
 
 
The French Encounter with Africans: White Response to Blacks, 1530-1880
Author: William B. Cohen
ISBN 13: 9780253216502
ISBN 10: 253216508
Edition: 1st Pbk. Ed. /
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: 2003-09-25
Format: Paperback
Pages: 382
List Price: $28.00
 
 

"As French and American historians of France are revisiting the history of French racism today, William B. Cohen's book is more important than ever. It has become a classic." — Nancy L. Green

In this pioneering work, William B. Cohen traces the ways in which negative attitudes toward blacks became deeply embedded in French culture. Examining the forces that shaped these views, Cohen reveals the persistent inequality of French interactions with blacks in Africa, in the slave colonies of the West Indies, and in France itself. Now a classic, The French Encounter with Africans is essential reading for anyone engaged in current discussions of European relations with non-Europeans and with issues of racism, ethnicity, identity, colonialism, and empire.