The Invention of Decolonization: The Algerian War and the Remaking of France

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Cornell University Press, 2006 - History - 288 pages
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In this account of the Algerian War's effect on French political structures and notions of national identity, Todd Shepard asserts that the separation of Algeria from France was truly a revolutionary event with lasting consequences for French social and political life.
 

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Contents

Introduction i
9
Inventing Decolonization
55
The Tide of History versus the Laws of the Republic
82
Forgetting French Algeria
101
Between France and Algeria
137
The Jews of France
169
Veiled Muslim Women Violent Pied Noir Men and
183
The Exodus and After
205
Rejecting the Muslims
229
The PostAlgerian Republic
248
Forgetting Algerian France
269
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