Joseph La Hausse de Lalouvière is a Ph.D. student in history at Harvard University. His research interests include the history of slavery and emancipation, Atlantic history, legal history and the history of economic life. His dissertation studies the decades-long process by which more than 100,000 free people of African descent were re-enslaved in France’s Caribbean empire in the wake of the French and Haitian Revolutions. The project illuminates how private violence and public authority coalesced to strip vulnerable individuals of basic civil rights, in the context of revolution, colonial state building and economic transformation.
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Ph.D. Student in History, Harvard University
CES Graduate Student Affiliate, Harvard University