This paper analyses Edmund Burke’s view of slavery, focusing in particular on his Sketch of a Negro Code and its legal background. Two forces in tension will be identified: the first one takes imperial economic necessities seriously, within a concept of a legal order based on an “organic” premise; the second one leads to a view of moral equality between human beings that does not exclude black people.

A Sketch of a Negro Code. Edmund Burke and the Regulation of Slavery / Vantin, Serena. - In: SOFT POWER: REVISTA EURO-AMERICANA DE TEORÍA E HISTORIA DE LA POLÍTICA. - ISSN 2389-8232. - 1/2019:(2019), pp. 1-19.

A Sketch of a Negro Code. Edmund Burke and the Regulation of Slavery

Serena Vantin
2019

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This paper analyses Edmund Burke’s view of slavery, focusing in particular on his Sketch of a Negro Code and its legal background. Two forces in tension will be identified: the first one takes imperial economic necessities seriously, within a concept of a legal order based on an “organic” premise; the second one leads to a view of moral equality between human beings that does not exclude black people.
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A Sketch of a Negro Code. Edmund Burke and the Regulation of Slavery / Vantin, Serena. - In: SOFT POWER: REVISTA EURO-AMERICANA DE TEORÍA E HISTORIA DE LA POLÍTICA. - ISSN 2389-8232. - 1/2019:(2019), pp. 1-19.
Vantin, Serena
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