It gives me great pleasure to present this double issue of French Colonial History. The fruit of a long maturation and rich with thirteen contributions, it reflects the vitality of colonial studies and the diversity of the field.

As in the previous volume, this issue features both stand-alone articles and a special section. In addition, the editors are proud to inaugurate two new sections: one featuring interviews and another titled “Documents, sources, analyses.” These sections present products of research that do not fit a conventional article format. They encourage reflection on the historian's craft and highlight two of its key practices: the identification and interpretation of documents. In other words, the goals of the “Documents, sources, analyses” section are to share knowledge of previously unreleased, unpublished, or little-used archives, and to offer brief studies of particularly significant sources. We look forward to receiving your contributions to these two new...

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