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France Overseas: Studies in Empire and Decolonization

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  1. Black French Women and the Struggle for Equality, 1848-2016
    Black French Women and the Struggle for Equality, 1848–2016 explores how black women in France itself, the French Caribbean, Gorée, Dakar, Rufisque, and Saint-Louis experienced and reacted to French colonialism... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2018
    Paperback | £31.00
  2. Franco-America in the Making
    Every June the city of Lowell, Massachusetts, celebrates Franco-American Day, raising the Franco-American flag and hosting events designed to commemorate French culture in the Americas. Though there are twenty million French speakers... Learn More
    Published: 1st June 2018
    Hardback | £46.00
  3. Colonial Suspects
    A Vietnamese cook, a German journalist, and a Senegalese student—what did they have in common? They were all suspicious persons kept under surveillance by French colonial authorities in West Africa in the 1920s and 1930s.... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 2018
    Hardback | £42.00
  4. Paradise Destroyed
    Over a span of thirty years in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the French Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe endured natural catastrophes from all the elements—earth, wind, fire, and water—as... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2017
    Hardback | £50.00
  5. Medical Imperialism in French North Africa
    French-colonial Tunisia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries witnessed shifting concepts of identity, including varying theories of ethnic essentialism, a drive toward “modernization,” and imperialist... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2017
    Hardback | £42.00
  6. Contesting French West Africa
    After the turn of the twentieth century, schools played a pivotal role in the construction of French West Africa. But as this dynamic, deeply researched study reveals, the expanding school system also became the site of escalating... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2017
    Hardback | £38.00
  7. The Cult of the Modern
    The Cult of the Modern focuses on nineteenth-century France and Algeria and examines the role that ideas of modernity and modernization played in both national and colonial programs during the years of the Second Empire and the... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2017
    Hardback | £46.00
  8. The French Army and Its African Soldiers
    As part of France’s opposition to the independence of its former colonies in the years following World War II, its army remained deeply invested in preventing the decolonization of the territories comprising French West... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 2017
    Hardback | £46.00
  9. French Mediterraneans
    While the Mediterranean is often considered a distinct, unified space, recent scholarship on the early modern history of the sea has suggested that this perspective is essentially a Western one, devised from the vantage point... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2016
    Hardback | £50.00
  10. Regeneration through Empire
    Following France’s defeat in the Franco-Prussian War in 1870–71, French patriots feared that their country was in danger of becoming a second-rate power in Europe. Decreasing birth rates had largely slowed French population... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 2015
    Hardback | £42.00
  11. The French Colonial Mind, Volume 1
    What made France into an imperialist nation, ruler of a global empire with millions of dependent subjects overseas? Historians have sought answers to this question in the nation’s political situation at home and abroad, its... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 2012
    Paperback | £34.00
  12. The French Colonial Mind, Volume 2
    Violence was prominent in France’s conquest of a colonial empire, and the use of force was integral to its control and regulation of colonial territories. What, if anything, made such violence distinctly colonial? And how did... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 2012
    Paperback | £34.00
  13. The French Colonial Mind, 2-volume set
    Volume 1: What made France into an imperialist nation, ruler of a global empire with millions of dependent subjects overseas? Historians have sought answers to this question in the nation’s political situation at home and abroad,... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 2012
    Quantity pack | £57.00
  14. Colonial Metropolis
    World War I gave colonial migrants and French women unprecedented access to the workplaces and nightlife of Paris. After the war they were expected to return without protest to their homes—either overseas or metropolitan. Neither... Learn More
    Published: 1st June 2010
    Hardback | £34.00
    Paperback | £16.99
  15. Cinema in an Age of Terror
    Cinema in an Age of Terror looks at how cinematic representations of colonial-era victimization inform our understanding of the contemporary age of terror. By examining works representing colonial history and the dynamics of spectatorship... Learn More
    Published: 1st June 2010
    Hardback | £34.00
  16. Transnational Spaces and Identities in the Francophone World
    The dissolution of the French Empire and the ensuing rush of immigration have led to the formation of diasporas and immigrant cultures that have transformed French society and the immigrants themselves. Transnational Spaces and... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 2009
    Paperback | £29.99
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