"Finally Translating Benezet's 1771 'Some Historical Account of Guinea' into French in 2017 : Why An Early Attempt Failed in 1788, and What This Tells Us of Benezet's Influence in France in the 1780s" talk by Marie-Jeanne Rossignol

Monday, April 9, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (ET)
HLL HLL 007
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Hochberg, Rachel A
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Library
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https://ems-web.quaker.haverford.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=58614

Between 2013 and 2016, Professor Rossignol and Professor Van Ruymbeke oversaw the translation of Anthony Benezet’s famous 1771 pamphlet Some Historical Account of Guinea, after realizing an attempt to translate it into French in 1788 had failed. In her talk, Marie-Jeanne Rossignol will explain why the French-born Benezet did enjoy some influence on antislavery circles in France the 1780s, though it was not directly related to his publications on the subject. Thus she hopes to complexify our current understanding of the Atlantic antislavery network which existed between the United States, France and Great Britain in the 1780s and early 1790s.

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