Ferro, Marc (dir.). – Le livre noir du colonialisme. xvie-xxie siècle : de l’extermination à la repentance. Paris, Robert Laffont, 2003, 843 p.; Courtois Stéphane, et al. – Le livre noir du communisme : crimes, terreurs et répression. Par
AbstractLe livre noir du colonialisme joins a now significant body of literature in addressing Europe’s reluctance to come to grips with the importance of colonization to its past. The question concerning this book is not the significance of its subject, but the implications of its approach. Since the 1970s or 1980s in the United States, more recently in France, “colonial studies” has become a field of academic inquiry, crossing disciplinary lines. There are now several alternative conceptions to bri...