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

in Facing Racial Revolution

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print February 2008 | ISBN: 9780226675824
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226675855 | DOI:
A Woman's View of the Last Days of Cap Français

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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

Chapter.  5532 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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