Professor Manuel Covo has been awarded a research fellowship at the Huntington Library for the 2018-2019 academic year.
During the tenure of the fellowship he will be finishing his first monograph, The Entrepôt of Atlantic Revolutions: Saint Domingue, Commercial Republicanism and the Remaking of the French Empire. This monograph will place the American, French, and Haitian Revolutions within a global context and situate the age of Atlantic Revolutions in the longer history of political economy and imperialism. It will also cast a new light on the crisis resulting from the growing traffic of goods, capital, ideas, and people across imperial borders and the attempts made by reforming states to control this mobility. He argues that the massive trade of sugar, coffee, and flour between the wealthiest slave colony in the world and the first independent republic in the Americas was foundational in the making of a modern French republican empire.