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Chike Jeffers

Really interesting post - interesting to me to learn of Gouges' play, which I didn't know about, and also to think about that fascinating question of legal interpretation, of what counts inquieter-ing someone for an opinion. It seems to me that the other legal question - about what counts as disturbing the public order - may come down to positivist vs natural law forms of legal interpretations...

Sandrine Berges

Gouges was very defensive of her play, but she also wasn't keen on being associated with revolts. In fact her whole attitude to emancipation was ambiguous, and at times a bit iffy: she thought that slaves should wait patiently for the values of the new republic to reach the colonies and that then they would be free. I've written about it here: http://www.sandrineberges.com/liberty-in-thy-name/a-strange-ally

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