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Madeleine's children : family, freedom, secrets, and lies in France's Indian Ocean colonies

Author: Sue Peabody
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A gripping microhistory/legal case involving two generations of a French family enslaved in the Indian Ocean colonies.
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Genre/Form: Trial and arbitral proceedings
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Peabody, Sue., author.
Madeleine's children
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017008888
Named Person: Furcy, slave
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sue Peabody
ISBN: 9780190233891 0190233893 9780190233914 0190233915
OCLC Number: 995018350
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction : I am Furcy --
Madeleine : a child slave in pre-colonial India --
Crossings : oceans, islands, race, and free soil --
Madeleine's children : family secrets --
Revolution : emancipation without freedom --
The limits of law : Madeleine's betrayal --
A perfect storm --
Incendiary arguments, justice suspended --
English liberties --
Freedom papers hidden in his shoe --
Damages and interest --
Afterword.
Responsibility: Sue Peabody.

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A gripping microhistory/legal case involving two generations of a French family enslaved in the Indian Ocean colonies.

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