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Facing Racial RevolutionEyewitness Accounts of the Haitian Insurrection$
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Jeremy D. Popkin

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780226675824

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226675855.001.0001

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A Woman's View of the Last Days of Cap Français

A Woman's View of the Last Days of Cap Français

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(p.317) Chapter 16 A Woman's View of the Last Days of Cap Français
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Facing Racial Revolution
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226675855.003.0017

This chapter presents an excerpt from the autobiographical novel Secret History; or, The Horrors of St. Domingo by Leonora Sansay. It describes the life of white colonists in besieged Cap Francais during the Haitian revolution and the experiences of the author's sisters and her dangerous flirtation with Vicomte de Rochambeau. This narrative also provides a description of the changing mood of the population as the military situation deteriorated.

Keywords:   Secret History; or, The Horrors of St. Domingo, Leonora Sansay, autobiographical novel, Haitian revolution, Vicomte de Rochambeau, white colonists, military situation

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