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Extra resources for A Frenchwoman's Imperial Story: Madame Luce in Nineteenth-Century Algeria
But she also left a legacy in artisanal handicrafts that circulated widely across France, Great Britain, North America, and North Africa, thanks to universal and colonial exhibitions. Her granddaughter Henriette Benaben continued the workshop Luce established in Algiers and actively worked to assemble collections of “oriental embroideries” that now lie in the storerooms of museums in Algiers, Paris, and London. These collections constitute, no doubt, the most permanent and highly gendered legacy of Madame Luce’s Arab-French school.
Influenced perhaps by the revolutionary effervescence that characterized the early years of the July Monarchy (1830–1848), she made the remarkable decision to abandon her husband and daughter, fleeing alone to Algeria in 1832. Chapter 2 puts this decision into historical perspective and describes the life that awaited a woman on her own in those early years of colonial conquest. Civil registers reveal that Introduction Eugénie did more than just work and dream of founding a school for Muslim girls; she also encountered men and bore two illegitimate children, who both died as infants.
Her life story must be reconstituted from these snapshots, whose angles, colors, and sharpness of definition vary widely, leaving a great deal in the shadows. 10 I cannot bring back to life the “real” Madame Luce, but I can show her influence on colonial cultural politics, her talent at drawing attention to herself, the interpretations others offered of her life and works, and the legacy she left. In other words, sources can illuminate the role she played in shaping the French civilizing mission.