French Colonialism

History 280U.001

Fall 2005
Instructor: 
Stovall
Location: 
3104 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
Tu 10-12
CCN: 
39546
Units: 
Units

This fall, History 280U will focus upon the colonial history of France. Starting with French views of the Other and racial difference, we will then consider France's first great colonial empire, focusing on the establishment of the colonial plantation economy in the West Indies. After discussing the revolution in Haiti, we will then move on to looking at new imperial expansion in North Africa, subsaharan Africa, Indochina, and the Pacific. We will look at themes like colonial culture, French settlement overseas, and the impact of French rule upon the colonized. The course will end by studying the collapse of formal empire, especially the Algerian war, and the rise of postcolonial society in France

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