Madeleine's Children : Family, Freedom, Secrets, and Lies in France's Indian Ocean Colonies

Madeleine's Children : Family, Freedom, Secrets, and Lies in France's Indian Ocean Colonies

by Sue Peabody

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ISBN-13: 9780190233884
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/15/2017
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Note on Currency, Measurements, and Place Names xiii

Introduction: I Am Furcy 1

1 Madeleine: A Child Slave in Precolonial India 11

2 Crossings: Oceans, Islands, Race, and Free Soil 17

3 Family Secrets: Maurice, Constance, and Furcy 49

4 The Revolution: Emancipation without Freedom 66

5 The Limits of Law: Madeleine's Betrayal 87

6 A Perfect Storm 101

7 Incendiary Arguments, Justice Suspended 118

8 English Liberties 136

9 Freedom Papers Hidden in His Shoe 157

10 Damages and Interest 175

Afterword: Remembering Furcy 195

Abbreviations 201

Notes 203

Index 309

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