List of Figures Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Patriarchy and Abolition: Germaine de Stael 2. Fathers and Colonization: Charlotte Dard 3. Daughters and Paternalism: Marceline Desbordes-Valmore 4. Voices of Daughters and Slaves: Claire de Duras 5. Uniting Black and White Families: Sophie Doin Postscript Bibliography Index
Professor Doris Y. Kadish is Distinguished Research Professor Emerita, French and Women's Studies, University of Georgia.
Fathers, Daughters, and Slaves explores a fascinating corpus of texts that straddle French and colonial history. It contains many wonderfully narrated passages that convey Kadish's commitment to telling the story of empire "from below." A powerful and important contribution to 19th century French studies as well as colonial/postcolonial and francophone studies.