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Débarquement à Saint Domingue

Cornelis Gerritsz Decker (1620-1678), Débarquement à Saint Domingue (17e siècle,  Le musée du quai Branly, Paris).

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Mademoiselle Desgots de Saint Domingue et son nègre Laurent

A prodigal luxury was, indeed, the most striking feature of life. “Everything at San Domingo,” writes Moreau de Saint-Méry, “takes on a character of opulence which astonishes the European.” People dined “‘á la creole’ — that is to say, with profusion,” and their tables were served by such numbers of waiting-men as cut off the […]

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