Roger Little’s ‘Autrement mêmes’ series produces scholarly editions of forgotten or hard-to-find texts that shed light on the French colonial imagination. Here Little has republished two literary representations of the Saint-Domingue slave uprising of 1791. The first stage in the Haitian Revolution, the uprising was a watershed moment in the history of early French colonialism, and one that in the nineteenth century many in France preferred to forget. These are therefore two rare examples of texts that feature the incident, and they are also notable for being addressed to a young readership. The first is a novel for girls by Julie Gouraud, published in 1874, and possibly inspired by her mother’s own childhood experiences. The second is Michel Möring’s short story from 1860, which is...

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