On 37 pages and attached notes, Alexander von Humboldt wrote down insights into slavery and outlined analyses on the economy, population, society, and politics. The journal fragment comes from his second stay in Cuba in 1804. It marks the beginning of Humboldt’s intensive examination of slavery, a human question that occupied him until the end of his life. These notes are presented here for the first time in a scholarly edition.
Edited by Ulrike Leitner, Piotr Tylus and Michael ZeuskeTo the edited text