October 23 - October 23, 2007 Slavery in France Code noir o...

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October 23, 2007 Slavery in France Code noir o Louis xiv instituted the code in 1685 in an attempt to regulate and control the rights use and treatment if slavers in the French colonies. One aspect of the law was the mandate that all African slaves be baptized and converted to catholic religion Failure of slavery in new France: politics, economy, pragmatism, and local conditions o Although not the most intense form of slavery it is still frowned upon o Economy- was based highly on fur trade, not on gang type of market o Pragmatic- more of circumstance then doctrine Protestant church in charge of human exploitation Because new France grew slowly slavery never became a need in the colony and therefore the catholic church pay no attention to it o The close proximity of slaves and free blacks limited the acts of slavery 1763- after 7 years war o Short term brought no immediate change to blacks o Continued to be non person under the law- they were property As the brits get more and more control of new France they extend the slave
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This note was uploaded on 12/20/2009 for the course HISTORY 2203 taught by Professor None during the Spring '07 term at UWO.

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