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The End of El Djezaïr

Peter Dunwoodie

in Writing French Algeria

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159728
eISBN:
9780191673696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159728.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the French influence on Algerian literature. It suggests that aesthetic production in/on the Algerian colony between the invasion of 1830 and the withdrawal of 1962 was ... More


French Canadians' Ambivalence to the British Empire

Colin M. Coates

in Canada and the British Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199563746
eISBN:
9780191701900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563746.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the historical ambivalence of French Canadians to the British Empire. French Canadians had many reasons to feel ambivalent about the British Empire. This is because throughout ... More


Writing the (In)visible: Exotic and Colonialist Fiction

Peter Dunwoodie

in Writing French Algeria

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159728
eISBN:
9780191673696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159728.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the exotic and colonialist fiction in the French colony of Algeria. It discusses the durable salient features of Pierre Loti's three novels which had the greatest impact on the ... More


Citizenship between Empire and Nation: Remaking France and French Africa, 1945-1960

Frederick Cooper

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161310
eISBN:
9781400850280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161310.001.0001
Subject:
History, African History

As the French public debates its present diversity and its colonial past, few remember that between 1946 and 1960 the inhabitants of French colonies possessed the rights of French citizens. Moreover, ... More


Illuminate All Eyes: Colonial Markets and the Problem of Freedom

Theresa Levitt

in The Shadow of Enlightenment: Optical and Political Transparency in France 1789-1848

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199544707
eISBN:
9780191720178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544707.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter examines the two men's involvement in colonial trade and slavery. Biot developed an optical device — the saccharimeter — that became a crucial part of the colonial sugar industry, used ... More


The Empire of Virtue: Colonialism in the Age of Abolition

Jennifer E. Sessions

in By Sword and Plow: France and the Conquest of Algeria

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449758
eISBN:
9780801454479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449758.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the new system of colonization that French thinkers and policymakers envisioned and sought to implement in Algeria. Under this new system, colonial emigration would provide an ... More


Orientalist Writing Strategies

Peter Dunwoodie

in Writing French Algeria

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159728
eISBN:
9780191673696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159728.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines examples of nonfictional texts generated by France's invasion of Algeria in June 1930. It analyses the works produced by soldiers, self-proclaimed specialists, and a number of ... More


The Significance of the French Slave Trade to the Evolution of the French Atlantic World before 1716

James Pritchard, David Eltis, and David Richardson

in Extending the Frontiers: Essays on the New Transatlantic Slave Trade Database

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300134360
eISBN:
9780300151749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300134360.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the importance of the French slaving activities to the origin of the French Atlantic world before 1716. The 1999 CD-ROM contained 159 records of French slaving voyages before ... More


Introduction

KENNETH G. KELLY and MEREDITH D. HARDY

in French Colonial Archaeology in the Southeast and Caribbean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036809
eISBN:
9780813041841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036809.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter provides the context in which French colonial endeavours occurred, by briefly exploring the history of French colonization in the Americas. It justifies the need for archaeological ... More


Selling Algeria: Speculation and the Colonial Landscape

Jennifer E. Sessions

in By Sword and Plow: France and the Conquest of Algeria

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449758
eISBN:
9780801454479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449758.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter considers the debates between colonialists and anticolonialists over Algerian colonization. Advocates of settlement argued from an almost blind faith in Algeria's fabulous fecundity, ... More


Introduction

Gordon M. Sayre

in The Memoir of Lieutenant Dumont, 1715–1747: A Sojourner in the French Atlantic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807837221
eISBN:
9781469608662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807837221.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The Introduction gives an outline of Jean-François-Benjamin Dumont de Montigny's life. Although he started off an obscure and impoverished man living in a remote, coastal garrison town in France, he ... More


Introduction: The Cultural Origins of French Algeria

Jennifer E. Sessions

in By Sword and Plow: France and the Conquest of Algeria

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449758
eISBN:
9780801454479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449758.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of France's invasion and colonization of Algeria starting in the 1830s. It then sets out the book's central argument, that the roots of French ... More


Haiti, History, and the Gods

Joan Dayan

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520089006
eISBN:
9780520920965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520089006.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book charts the cultural imagination of Haiti, not only by reconstructing the island's history, but by highlighting ambiguities and complexities that have been ignored, investigating the ... More


Colonies, monarchy, empire and the French ancien régime

François-Joseph Ruggiu

in Crowns and Colonies: European Monarchies and Overseas Empires

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784993153
eISBN:
9781526115096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993153.003.0010
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter studies the status of the overseas territories seized by the French during the early modern period. The attempts made by the Crown to establish settlements in America or elsewhere are ... More


A Street Named Bissette: Assimilating the Cent-cinquantenaire of the Abolition of Slavery in Martinique (1848–1998)

in Friends and Enemies: The Scribal Politics of Post/Colonial Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311437
eISBN:
9781846315299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311437.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter provides an overview of a wide array of reactions in Martinique to the sesquicentenary commemoration of the abolition of slavery in the French colonies (1848–1998). It argues for the ... More


Colonialism, Savages, and Terrorism

Ter Ellingson

in The Myth of the Noble Savage

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222687
eISBN:
9780520925922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222687.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The ideas both of the Noble Savage and of an anthropological science of human diversity grew out of the writings of Renaissance European traveler-ethnographers. Both can be traced at least to the ... More


Before the Americans

in The Sangamo Frontier: History and Archaeology in the Shadow of Lincoln

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226514246
eISBN:
9780226514239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226514239.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The first European settlers of what would become Illinois were French. Most Illinoisans today do not fully realize that this region was once a French colony that was part of France: French language, ... More


Nineteenth-Century Perspectives

Raylene Ramsay (ed.)

in Nights of Storytelling: A Cultural History of Kanaky-New Caledonia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832223
eISBN:
9780824871284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832223.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

France took possession of New Caledonia and turned it into a penal colony. The French judicial system transported about twenty-five thousand convicts to this distant island, and most of them were ... More


Colonial Representations of Kanak Culture

Raylene Ramsay (ed.)

in Nights of Storytelling: A Cultural History of Kanaky-New Caledonia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832223
eISBN:
9780824871284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832223.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter presents extracts from the works of Georges Baudoux and Jean Mariotti. The first translated extract is taken from Baudoux's collection of stories and legends, Légendes Canaques, first ... More


The First Days of the Slave Insurrection

in Facing Racial Revolution: Eyewitness Accounts of the Haitian Insurrection

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226675824
eISBN:
9780226675855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226675855.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter presents an excerpt from a first-person account of the first days of the Haitian revolution on August 22–23, 1791. The author was taken prisoner on the first night of the uprising and ... More


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