Secret History; Or, the Horrors of St. Domingo and Laura

TitleSecret History; Or, the Horrors of St. Domingo and Laura
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsSansay, Leonora
TranslatorDrexler, Michael J.
Number of Pages319
PublisherBroadview Press
CityPeterborough, ON

Based on Leonora Sansay’s eyewitness accounts of the final days of French rule in Saint Domingue, Secret History is a vivid account of race warfare and domestic violence. This Broadview edition offers a rich selection of contextual materials, including selections from periodical literature about Haiti, engravings, letters written by Sansay to her friend Aaron Burr, historical material related to the Burr's trial for treason, and excerpts from literature referenced in the novel.

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