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By Sword and Plow

France and the Conquest of Algeria
Sessions, Jennifer E. (Book - 2011)
By Sword and Plow
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In 1830, with France's colonial empire in ruins, Charles X ordered his army to invade Ottoman Algiers. Victory did not salvage his regime from revolution, but it began the French conquest of Algeria, which was continued and consolidated by the succeeding July Monarchy. In By Sword and Plow, Jennifer E. Sessions explains why France chose first to conquer Algeria and then to transform it into its only large-scale settler colony. Deftly reconstructing the political culture of mid-nineteenth-century France, she also sheds light on policies whose long-term consequences remain a source of social, cultural, and political tensions in France and its former colony. -- Jacket.
Authors: Sessions, Jennifer E. (Jennifer Elson), 1974-
Title: By sword and plow
France and the conquest of Algeria
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2011
Characteristics: xv, 365 p. :,ill., maps ;,25 cm
Contents: Introduction : the cultural origins of French Algeria
A tale of two despots : the invasion of Algeria and the Revolution of 1830
Empire of merit : the July monarchy and the Algerian war
The blood of brothers : Bonapartism and the popular culture of conquest
The empire of virtue : colonialism in the age of abolition
Selling Algeria : speculation and the colonial landscape
Settling Algeria : labor, emigration, and citizenship
Conclusion : politics and empire in nineteenth-century France
Summary: In 1830, with France's colonial empire in ruins, Charles X ordered his army to invade Ottoman Algiers. Victory did not salvage his regime from revolution, but it began the French conquest of Algeria, which was continued and consolidated by the succeeding July Monarchy. In By Sword and Plow, Jennifer E. Sessions explains why France chose first to conquer Algeria and then to transform it into its only large-scale settler colony. Deftly reconstructing the political culture of mid-nineteenth-century France, she also sheds light on policies whose long-term consequences remain a source of social, cultural, and political tensions in France and its former colony. -- Jacket.
ISBN: 0801449758
9780801449758
Statement of Responsibility: Jennifer E. Sessions
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [327]-356) and index
Subject Headings: Algeria History 1830-1962 France History July Revolution, 1830 Algeria History French Expedition, 1830
LCCN: 2011017247
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