Dark Side of the Light  


Dark Side of the Light
U of Minnesota Press | November 27, 2021 | 165 pages
ISBN: 9780816643899

Enlightenment thinkers such as Rousseau and Montesquieu are best known for their humanist theories and liberating influence on Western civilization. But as renowned French intellectual Louis Sala-Molins shows, Enlightenment discourses and scholars were also complicit in the Atlantic slave trade, becoming instruments of oppression and inequality.