Dr. Hilary Jones Presents Paper

Hilary Jones presented a paper titled, “Extraversion and Creolization in Saint Louis, Senegal: The Political Economy of a Nineteenth Century Port,” for the AHRC International Research Network called, “The Global City, Past and Present.” Organized by a steering committee located at St. Andrews University (U.K.), the network brings together historians of the early modern world whose research focuses on cities as promoters of and spaces for global economic, cultural and demographic process in order to interrogate the meaning of the contemporary global city. Jones presented recent archival research on urban slavery in Saint Louis, Senegal and the criminalization of female slaves and slaves deported from the French Caribbean to Senegal between 1830 and 1848 when Paris declared the “free soil” principle that effectively brought an end to slavery in French territories.