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By Rebecca Rogers

ISBN-10: 0804784310

ISBN-13: 9780804784313

Eugénie Luce used to be a French schoolteacher who fled her husband and deserted her kin, migrating to Algeria within the early 1830s. by means of the mid-1840s she had develop into a big determine in debates round academic guidelines, insisting that girls have been a severe size of the French attempt to influence a fusion of the races. to help this fusion, she based the 1st French college for Muslim ladies in Algiers in 1845, which thrived till experts bring to an end her investment in 1861. At this element, she switched from instructing spelling, grammar, and stitching, to embroidery—an pastime that attracted the eye of well known British feminists and gave her institution a celebrated recognition for generations.

The portrait of this amazing girl unearths the function of ladies and women within the imperial tasks of the time and sheds mild on why they've got disappeared from the old checklist considering then.

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George Sands maiden name was Dupin, but Mad Luce declares that her grandmother was an illegiti- Growing Up in Provincial France  mate daughter of the Kings and lived at the royal chateau of Chenonceau where she was visited by Voltaire and Jean Jacques! See Madame Luce and my beloved George Sand both indirectly nourished by the same stream of thought, and the old connexions with the Capets, son of St Louis. The world is not very big and the people in it are very few. 2 Whether Madame Luce really believed this fanciful retelling of George Sand’s ancestry—Sand’s grandmother Marie-Aurore Dupin was the illegitimate daughter of Maurice de Saxe, not the king of France—she clearly perceived that establishing a connection between her own modest origins and that of George Sand added an appropriate degree of “pedigree” and romance that would appeal to her British audience.

21 The marriage register listed his profession as “instituteur, maître de pension” (schoolteacher, boarding school master), living in Montrichard although the archives reveal no trace of his presence as a teacher in the town. More likely he was teaching in a neighboring village, and most probably he did not run a boarding school since no such school appears in the records. Teaching represented a form of cultural upward mobility for this young man whose father was a glassmaker in Chatel­ lerault in the Vienne.

We still have much to learn about individual women’s contributions to the politics of education and to the shaping of modern French society. The same goes without saying for all of the French colonies. 22 I have sought throughout the book to situate Eugénie Luce and her family within their social context but also to highlight how knowledge of her actions changes our understanding of the French colonization of Algeria. Recovering her life also recovers a moment in Algeria when girls and women were part of a political project.

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