A Frenchwoman's imperial story : Madame Luce in nineteenth-century Algeria (Book, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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A Frenchwoman's imperial story : Madame Luce in nineteenth-century Algeria

A Frenchwoman's imperial story : Madame Luce in nineteenth-century Algeria

Author: Rebecca Rogers
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Eugenie Luce was a French schoolteacher who fled her husband and abandoned her family, migrating to Algeria in the early 1830s. By the mid-1840s she had become a major figure in debates around educational policies, insisting that women were a critical dimension of the French effort to effect a fusion of the races. To aid this fusion, she founded the first French school for Muslim girls in Algiers in 1845, which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Luce, Madame; Luce, Madame
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Rogers
ISBN: 9780804784313 0804784310 9780804787246 0804787247
OCLC Number: 841513856
Description: xviii, 267 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Growing up in provincial France (1804-1832) --
Early years in Algeria (1832-1845) --
A mission to civilize (1845-1850) --
Schooling Muslim girls (1850-1857) --
From book learning to embroidery : reorienting the civilizing mission (1857-1875) --
Imperial narratives : feminists and travelers tell their tales (1857-1900) --
The remains of the day (1875-1915).
Responsibility: Rebecca Rogers.


This biography follows the tumultuous story of a Frenchwomen who founded the first school for Muslim girls in colonial Algeria.  Read more...


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"Rogers's book is worth reading not only because it recounts a fascinating story about a mostly forgotten woman, but also because of the broader historical and methodological questions it addresses . Read more...

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