Napoleon Series Discussion Forum

A case of hidden genocide?

A case of hidden genocide? Disintegration and destruction of people of color in Napoleonic Europe, 17991815
Margaret B. Crosby-Arnold
Atlantic Studies: Global Currents. Volume 14, 2017 - Issue 3: Free communities of color in the revolutionary era, Pages 354-381

Migration, social mobility, and integration of new populations in late eighteenth-century Europe resulted in an expansion of diversity, which contributed to abolition and culminated in full civil rights between 1791 and 1799. This revolutionary experiment in equality faced both domestic and multinational opposition, which led to the genocidal purge of diversity in Europe and the wider world during the Napoleonic Era.