Antislavery movements

The notion of "abolitionism" refers to currents of the eighteenth and nineteenth century which sought to end slavery practices without reforming colonial systems. On the contrary, the “anti-slavery movements” designation makes it possible to understand the diversity of actors and modes of action to fight against slavery practices and the colonial project itself. From then on, marronage and forms of alliance between deported slaves and indigenous populations, or an underground railroad network such as the Underground Railroad, take on new importance. Anti-slavery operates a shift in the writing of history to get rid of European centrality in the formation of emancipation movements.