“Michael J. Drexler’s splendidly documented, richly contextualized edition of Leonora Sansay’s Secret History and Laura is indispensable to anyone studying the. The opening sentence of Leonora Sansay’s epistolary novel, Secret History: during the early years of the Haitian Revolution.1 As a “secret history,” the novel. In this splendid edition, Michael Drexler republishes two strange and important narratives by the Philadelphia-based author Leonora Sansay. The first, Secret.
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Sansay a reputable french Merch[an]t. While recent criticism has debated the appropriate generic label for Sansay’s extraordinarily slippery text as well as its place within the archive of materials on the Haitian Revolution, there has been relatively little work contextualizing Sansay’s comparative assessments of various classes of women in Saint-Domingue.
Secret History; or, The Horrors of St. Domingo and Laura
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Leonora returned to Louis and hixtory couple embarked for Haiti in late May or early June. Subscribe To Our Newsletter Name.
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After departing Haiti, Leonora and Louis lived for a time in Cuba.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. See Thomas Abernethy, Burr Conspiracyp. Further references to Leonora may be found under the names ” Clara ” and “Mme.
Burr shared her letters with Jeremy Bentham while in exile in Europe after his acquittal. Contact Contact Us Help.
This page was last edited on 9 Novemberat Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. What Mary describes here and throughout her letters is that even as mulatto and white Creole women saansay with one another, the romantic relationships they form with white men are quite distinct.
The appendices gather together for the first time letters between Sansay and Aaron Burr, as well as news reports of the Haitian Revolution in the U. Where white Creole women marry for long-term legal and economic security, Mary notes that mulatto women pursue a different “destiny. Domingo the primary narrator, Mary, observes in a srcret to Aaron Burr: Incidentally, it was Mary who has often been mistakenly credited with the authorship of Secret History and Laura the mistake derives from the name of the author-character of Secret History, also named Mary.
To the destiny of the women of colour no infamy is attached. She set up a flower manufacturing business with the help of Eric Bollman. Two other novels may be attributed to Sansay: