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Recent Content

Stephen A. Toth
Leland Barrows

Barrows on Toth, 'Beyond Papillon: The French Overseas Penal Colonies, 1854-1952'

Stephen A. Toth. Beyond Papillon: The French Overseas Penal Colonies, 1854-1952. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2006. xvii + 213 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8032-4449-8.

Reviewed by Leland Barrows (Voorhees College) Published on H-French-Colonial (July, 2007)

French Guiana and New Caledonia: How Much of the Myth Was Reality?