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Leblois
Louis
Les suites de l’esclavage des nègres (Extrait du Disciple de Jésus-Christ)
Pamphlet
Paris
J. Cherbuliez
1863
French
Abolition Campaigns
Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Consequences Black Slavery Sermon Religion France Punishment Repentence
By Protestant pastor Louis Leblois, this religious tract, which was published in 1863 (fifteen years after France's abolition of colonial slavery) argues that the consequences of slavery were ongoing in Europe, as well as in the Americas. Leblois suggests that current unemployment, food shortages and misery in Britain and France were the result of centuries of "violation of divine law" (5), slavery and inequality. Although colonial slavery had been abolished by many European countries, he suggests that Britain and France were was still suffering for their crime, and that they should learn from the past and repent. He also condemns slavery in the United States, and describes the civil war as divine retribution for slavery.
Published by the Bureau du Disciple de Jésus-Christ