The abolition of slavery. 1848

In 1848, the provisional government abolished slavery but left many questions unanswered, notably those related to the indemnity provided to colonists as well as the fate of newly liberated individuals.

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Deportation and Penal Servitude in Guyane

During the Revolution and in the nineteenth century,  Guyane’s history as a site of punishment stood in contradiction with the internal history of the colony. 

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