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Montesquieu EM

Emmet, Thomas Addis, Emmet Collection of Manuscripts Etc. Relating to American History. > Life of Edward Livingston. (published 1881)

Humanities and Social Sciences Library / Print Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs

ID# EM 15285

Montesquieu EM

Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu (1689-1755), was a French philosopher during the Enlightenment. His political thinking influenced the Founding Fathers. Montesquieu was against slavery and his writings on the topic had a strong impact on British abolitionists.

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