[automatically translated] Chaired by the Duke Achille Léonce Victor de Broglie (1785-1870), son of Madame de Staël, the Commission des affaires coloniales, approved by Louis Philippe d'Orléans in 1840, worked until 1843 in order to examine issues related to slavery and the political constitution of the French colonies. With its final report - defined by Alexis de Tocqueville "chef - d'oeuvre" - and his bills general emancipation and simultaneous emancipation progressive and partial, it had the merit to prepare a plan for the release of slaves. Despite the important work, the "Commission Broglie" failed to produce the desired results because of the resistance of the lobbies of the plantation owners, who want to keep their "special company" and, especially, Stubborn to defend slavery with "double passion for the damage and for the interest." To institutionalize abolitionism, it was not until the events of the Revolution of 1848. However, it would be a mistake not to remember that, in addition to quell'acceleratore who was represented by the Revolution of February, and that allowed Victor Schoelcher to achieve the goal, the abolition of slavery in the enrolled French colonies in a long process, the work of many men such as Victor de Broglie, the illustrious President of the Commission undertook to promote some measures, then incorporated in the decree of 27 April 1848.
|Number of pages||157|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|