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Author Toth, Stephen A.
Title Beyond Papillon : the French overseas penal colonies, 1854-1952 / Stephen A. Toth.
Imprint Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2006.

Author Toth, Stephen A.
Series France overseas
France overseas.
Subject Penal colonies -- France -- History.
Penal colonies -- French Guiana -- History.
Penal colonies -- New Caledonia -- History.
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 212 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-205) and index.
Contents Back to the future: France and penal colonization -- The desire to deport: the recidivist of fin de siècle France -- Life in the penal colony: the view from above and below -- The lords of discipline: the French penal colony service -- The battle over the bagnard: tropical medicine in the bagne -- The not-so-fatal shore: the criminological conception of the fin de siècle -- Bagne -- The bagne obscura: representational crisis and the twentieth century.
Note Print version record.
Summary Presents a social and cultural analysis of civil society and the will of those who actually lived and worked in the penal colonies.
ISBN 0803256426 (electronic bk.)
9780803256422 (electronic bk.)
0803244495 (cloth ; alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 9780803244498
OCLC # 74904258
Additional Format Print version: Toth, Stephen A. Beyond Papillon. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2006 0803244495 (DLC) 2005028930 (OCoLC)62089836

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