Index

Page locators in italics refer to illustrations.
Abolition: by Britain, 31, 83, 84, 195, 197,
264, 490n85; of slavery by France (1794),
83, 86–87, 102; of slavery by France
(1848), 83, 351, 352–53, 353, 514n86;
slaves’ self-liberation and, 85–86, 116,
166, 292, 296; of slave trade and Joseph
Elzéar Morenas, 19, 206–8, 217, 399n60;
of slave trade by France (1831), 194–96;
of slave trade vs. of slavery, 69–70,
84, 196–97, 424n36. See also Clarkson,
Thomas
Abolitionism: in Britain, 83, 84, 187, 195–
96; British influence on French, 84, 87,
101, 187, 195–96, 199, 436n9, 490n85;
L’Esclavage des Noirs (Gouges) and,
126–27, 129, 131, 132, 448n81; Napoleon’s
suppression of (1802), 83, 87, 102, 116;
pity in rhetoric of, 68, 202–3, 263, 303,
490n84; poetry contest and, 107, 197,
201–2, 216–17, 262–63; Société de la
Morale Chrétienne and, 195, 196, 204–
5, 466n52, 467n56; Spirit of the Laws
(Montesquieu) and, 64–65; “Tamango”
(Mérimée) and, 185–86, 195, 208–10,
216, 462n10, 467n55; vocabulary of, 156;
Wilberforce and, 195, 197, 264, 470n90,
490n85. See also Atar-Gull (Sue); Clark-
son, Thomas; Colonialism; French
abolitionism; Gender; Gouges, Olympe
de; Société des Amis des Noirs; Trans-
lating Slavery (Kadish and Massardier-
Kenney); Translation; and under Slave/s
headings; Slavery headings
“The Abolition of the Slave Trade” (poetry
contest), 107, 197, 201–2, 216–17, 262–63
The abyss (Glissant motif ), 342, 344, 350
Académie Française, poetry contest of, 107,
197, 201–2, 216–17, 262–63
Adanggaman (film; Gnoan M’bala), 16, 95,
376–77, 378–81, 380
Adanson, Michel, 264
Adélaïde et Théodore (Staël), 152
L’Affaire de “La Vigilante,” batiment négrier
de Nantes, 52, 52, 172, 173
L’Affriquain (slave ship), 198
Africa: bilateral relationship of, with
France (La Françafrique), 272–73;
Césaire on, 328–29, 333, 334, 339–40;
Christianity and, 169, 201, 371; colo-
nization of, 15, 89–90, 95, 137, 201–2,
250–53, 272–73, 333; domestic slavery
in, 44, 412n90; erasure of, 14, 49, 329–30,
333, 345, 508n24; slave-trade abolition-
ism and, 201–2; Spanish slave trade in,
481n177; sugar production in, 147, 151,
248–50; veil of, 345, 348, 349–50. See
also Cahier d’un retour au pays natal (Cé­
saire); Césaire, Aimé; Negritude; Roger,
Jacques-François, Baron; Senegal; and
under African headings
African Americans: Ayché’s identifica-
tion with, in Berry’s film Tamango, 230,
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