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‘Born to Command’: Leonora Sansay and the Paradoxes of Female Benevolence as Resistance in Zelica; the Creole

Marlene L. Daut

in Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381847
eISBN:
9781781382394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381847.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Examines the three-volume novel Zelica; the Creole (1820), most often attributed to Leonora Sansay. The author argues that Zelica ambivalently constructs a narrative in which during the Revolution, ... More


Black Gothic

Carroll Smith-Rosenberg

in This Violent Empire: The Birth of an American National Identity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832967
eISBN:
9781469600390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807832967.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter turns to two early republican novels to explore the ways they presented the intermix of sameness and difference, class, race, and gender during the opening days of the new Republic, when ... More


Coquetry and the Transamerican Foundations of US Literary Sentimentalism

Maria A. Windell

in Transamerican Sentimentalism and Nineteenth-Century US Literary History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198862338
eISBN:
9780191894886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862338.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Chapter 1 recontextualizes early US sentimental literature through the coquette, a figure who connects Hannah Webster Foster’s The Coquette (1797), Charles Brockden Brown’s Wieland (1798), and ... More


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

in Facing Racial Revolution: Eyewitness Accounts of the Haitian Insurrection

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226675824
eISBN:
9780226675855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226675855.003.0017
Subject:
History, Latin American History

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 ... More


A Child's Memories of the Last Days of Saint-Domingue

in Facing Racial Revolution: Eyewitness Accounts of the Haitian Insurrection

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226675824
eISBN:
9780226675855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226675855.003.0018
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter presents an excerpt from Elie-Benjamin-Joseph Brun-Lavainne's account of the last days of Saint-Domingue. Brun-Lavainne must have been among the last living French witnesses to the ... More


The Transamerican Novel

Anna Brickhouse

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 5: The American Novel to 1870

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385359
eISBN:
9780190252786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385359.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter examines the “transamerican novel” as a useful category for literary historiography. After considering the arguments that underlie the concept of the transamerican novel, it analyzes two ... More


Leonora Sansay (1773–?)

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0060
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

Secret History; or, The Horrors of St. Domingo is a novel written in 1808 by Leonora Sansay. With the Haitian Revolution’s final months as backdrop, the novel offers a disturbing vision of a lawless ... More


Involving the Universe in Ruins: Sansay’s Haitian Anabiography

Monique Allewaert

in Ariel's Ecology: Plantations, Personhood, and Colonialism in the American Tropics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677276
eISBN:
9781452947747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677276.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter considers how the minoritarian conceptions of the body and the person, taken from both Anglo-European elite and the Afro-American culture, resonated with white women in North America. It ... More


Epilogue Afterlives of Ariel’s Ecology

Monique Allewaert

in Ariel's Ecology: Plantations, Personhood, and Colonialism in the American Tropics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677276
eISBN:
9781452947747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677276.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In this epilogue, the author argues that the work of accessing minoritarian enlightenments requires a strategy of transversal reading that cuts across, but not against, a work’s stated interests, ... More


Circuits: Female Bodies and Capitalist Drive in Leonora Sansay’s Secret History

Michelle Burnham

in Transoceanic America: Risk, Writing, and Revolution in the Global Pacific

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198840893
eISBN:
9780191876516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840893.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter reads the dynamics of gender and racial violence in Leonora Sansay’s 1808 novel Secret History in transoceanic context. Even as the French Atlantic triangle generated enormous wealth ... More


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