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The French empire between the wars : imperialism, politics and society

Author: Martin Thomas
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press, 2005.
Series: Studies in imperialism (Manchester, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The French empire between the wars is the first study of the French colonial empire at its zenith in the twenty years following the First World War. Based on extensive archival research, it addresses current debates about French methods of rule and their impact on colonial peoples, the roots of decolonisation, and the role of popular imperialism in French society and culture." "The book will be useful to scholars  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Thomas
ISBN: 0719065186 9780719065187
OCLC Number: 60564343
Description: xvii, 408 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : France's inter-war empire : a framework for analysis --
pt. I. The setting : politics and colonial administration after the First World War --
1. Consolidation and expansion : the French empire after the First World War --
2. Colonial planning and administrative practice --
pt. II. An empire for the masses? : economy, colonial society and popular imperialism --
3. The empire and the French economy : complementarity or divorce? --
4. Colonial economic demands and urban development in North Africa --
5. Women and colonialism and colonial education --
6. 'Thinking imperially'? : popular imperialism in France --
pt. III. An empire in trouble : opposition, revolt and war --
7. An empire in revolt? The Rif war, the Syrian rebellion, Yen Bay and the Kongo Wara --
8. Anti-colonial nationalism : the examples of Algeria and Tunisia --
9. Reform frustrated : the popular front experiment and the French empire --
10. Approaching war : the empire and international crisis in the 1930s --
Conclusion : prelude to decolonisation? The inter-war empire revisited.
Series Title: Studies in imperialism (Manchester, England)
Responsibility: Martin Thomas.
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