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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.
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2011
ISBN: 0801449758
9780801449758
Characteristics: xv, 365 p. :,ill., maps ;,25 cm

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