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Algeria : anger of the dispossessed

Author: Martin Evans; John Phillips
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this account, Martin Evans and John Phillips explore Algeria's recent and very bloody history, demonstrating how the high hopes of independence turned into anger as young Algerians grew increasingly alienated. Unemployed, frustrated by the corrupt military regime and excluded by the West, the post-independence generation needed new heroes, and some found them in Osama bin Laden and the rising Islamist  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Evans; John Phillips
ISBN: 0300108818 9780300108811
OCLC Number: 134991518
Description: xv, 352 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface : why Algeria? --
Introduction : the role of the past in Algerian history --
Dissident landscape --
Forced marriage : French Algeria 1830-1962 --
Darling of the Non-Aligned Movement, 1962-78 --
Black October --
Political Islam --
Algeria's agony --
The Algerian question --
The new imperialism and the war on terror --
Afterword : the anger that will not go away.
Responsibility: Martin Evans and John Phillips.
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By the 1990s, Algeria's revolutionary political model had collapsed, degenerating into a savage conflict between the military and Islamist guerillas that killed some 200,000 citizens. This work  Read more...

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