Journals Higher Education



Published: 16 November 2017

344 Pages | 16 hts


ISBN: 9780190233884

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Madeleine's Children

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

Sue Peabody

  • A rare narrative in world history of an enslaved person challenging his status in court and winning his freedom.
  • The first full length biography tracing slavery in the Indian Ocean world.
  • Detailed family saga of love, betrayal, hope, and struggle set against the broader context of plantation slavery, Parisian society, and colonization.