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Tropics of HaitiRace and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865$
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Marlene L. Daut

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781781381847

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781781381847.001.0001

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Moreau de Saint-Méry’s Daughter and the Anti-Slavery Muse of La Mulâtre comme il y a beaucoup de blanches (1803)

Moreau de Saint-Méry’s Daughter and the Anti-Slavery Muse of La Mulâtre comme il y a beaucoup de blanches (1803)

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(p.220) Chapter Four Moreau de Saint-Méry’s Daughter and the Anti-Slavery Muse of La Mulâtre comme il y a beaucoup de blanches (1803)
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Tropics of Haiti
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Marlene L. Daut

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781381847.003.0005

Considers the anonymously published epistolary romance, La Mulâtre comme il y a beaucoup de blanches (1803), as a text in which the character Mimi takes up a passionate defense of women of color through her deconstruction of the “racial” theories about the dangerous, deviant, and singular sexual agency of women of “mixed race” put forth by eighteenth-century travel writers. Mimi radically inserts herself into the civic life of the colony when she argues for non-violent reform of colonial laws and legislative abolition of slavery rather than revolution.

Keywords:   Tropical Temptress, Abolition, Slavery, Colonialism, Patriarchy, Seduction, Sentiment, Saint-Domingue

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