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[The chapter opens by problematizing the absence of memory concerning the history of slavery in the Italian context. It continues with a review of the most important publications on Mediterranean, Atlantic and African slavery. I discuss the recent historiographical shift from a focus on the...
[The chapter is concerned with the international treaties and agreements related to the abolition of the slave trade and of slavery and with the juridical abolitions of internal slavery in the pre-unitarian Italian states. Both types of abolitions were often imposed by two main external powers,...
[Even as abolitionist debate raged in the Italian states and internationally, cases of slavery persisted in many of Italy’s Mediterranean cities between 1750 and 1850. This chapter identifies the number of slaves in the cities of Naples, Caserta, Rome, Palermo, Livorno and Genoa and considers...
[The main aim of this chapter is to reflect on the memory of slavery and to analyse memory spaces in Italy. The chapter highlights the long-standing absence of a public memory of slavery in the Euro-Mediterranean world, while documenting a progressive change in the perception of the cultural...
[This book has investigated a variety of forms of slavery in the first half of the nineteenth century while considering how the abolitionist debate and juridical abolitions of slavery in Italian states demonstrate the contradictions inherent in the Italian campaign against the slave trade and...
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