This collection, which brings together research on all of the Americas, takes a new look at elements common to the Atlantic empires. These include language, the circulation of people and ideas (Vanessa Mongey), or even the juridical-administrative organization that emerged over the long period in which these territories confronted both a renewal of political and philosophical paradigms and a questioning of their links to the mother countries.

The articles that make up this collection are organized in three parts and cover a long enough period to examine the entirety of the “revolutions” at work in these Atlantic empires as well as to attempt to connect them. The case of North America is examined here principally through the prism of slavery and abolition but also, in the essay by Erika Pani, by examining the notion of individualism. These analyses provide new perspectives while also...

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