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"Un impérialiste libéral"? Jean-Baptiste Say on colonies and the extra-European world

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Jean-Baptiste Say is remembered as the father of French economic liberalism and as the origin of a long line of French writers who opposed colonization on the basis of free-trade arguments. This article argues that because Say's commentators have primarily focused on his economic writings, they have misinterpreted his overall thought on colonies and on the extra-European world. Far from always defending the political independence of extra-European societies, Say put forward the same sort of a...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1215/00161071-2008-018

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, History
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Journal:
French Historical Studies Journal website
Volume:
32
Issue:
2
Pages:
223-250
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EISSN:
1527-5493
ISSN:
0016-1071
URN:
uuid:04f651e4-9a52-4bdf-a980-8e219e9f460f
Source identifiers:
298746
Local pid:
pubs:298746

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