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New Network Editor

Greetings, H-French-Colonial readers!  I am Dr. Erica Johnson, and I am a new editor for this discussion network.  I am an assistant professor of history at Gordon State College, a four-year liberal arts institution in Georgia.  My area of expertise is French Latin American colonial history, with research on Saint-Domingue and French Guiana.  More broadly, I am also interested in the greater French Atlantic world and French empire.  You can learn more about me by viewing my profile

X-Post from H-France: Sepinwall, Review of Evelyne Trouillot Novel on Slavery in Saint-Domingue

Dear colleagues,

H-French-Colonial members may be interested in my review, published in the new issue of H-France's Fiction and Film for French Historians, of Evelyne Trouillot's novel The Infamous Rosalie, which is set in Saint-Domingue in the 1750sThe review is titled "If This is a Woman: Evelyne Trouillot’s The Infamous Rosalie and the Lost Stories of New-World Slavery."  Trouillot's novel was originally published in French in Paris and Port-au-Prince but is now available in an English translation (Nebraska, 2013).