Political and Economic Thought and Practice in Nineteenth-century France and the Colonization of Algeria (Studies in French Civilization v. 22)

Political and Economic Thought and Practice in Nineteenth-century France and the Colonization of Algeria (Studies in French Civilization v. 22)

By: Kay Adamson (author)Hardback

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This book reexamines the place of Algeria in this history and to consider the manner in which the colonial past has seeped more generally from the conscious European memory. At the same time, contemporary race and politics in Europe can only be fully understood in conjunction with knowlege of these backgrounds and it requires that a different view of the way in which the imperialist experience has been an instrumental influence on perceptions taken.


Acknowledgements XI PREFACE by Dr Michael Brett XIII INTRODUCTION 1 PART I France and Algeria in 1840 1. THOMAS BUGEAUD: COLONIZATION, CONQUEST AND THE MAINTENANCE OF ORDER IN FRANCE AND ALGERIA 17 Introduction 17 The army and the problem of government in the post-revolutionary state 19 The army and government in Algeria before Bugeaud 29 Bugeaud and Algeria 40 Conclusion 56 2. ADOLPHE BLANQUI: FRENCH POLITICAL ECONOMY IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY AND ECONOMIC ISSUES OF COLONIZATION AND GROWTH 63 Introduction 63 The French economy and the colonial venture in 1840 66 Economic thinking and Adolphe Blanqui 75 Blanqui on Algeria 88 Conclusion 100 3. PROSPER ENFANTIN, THE COLONIZATION OF ALGERIA AND SAINT-SIMONIAN IDEAS AND PRACTICE 107 Introduction 107 Enfantin and Saint-Simonism until 1840 110 Saint-Simon and Saint-Simonian ideas in 1840 115 Enfantin in Algeria and Colonisation de l'Algerie 128 Conclusion 143 PART II Republic or Empire: the building of colonial Algeria 4. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS IN FRANCE AND ALGERIA FROM THE SECOND EMPIRE TO THE 1890s 155 Introduction 155 The French economy after 1840 and the role of the Saint-Simonians 157 The Building of the Colonial Economy and the role of the Saint-Simonians after the 1840-1842 Scientific Commission 171 Conclusion 188 5. THE IMPACT ON ALGERIA OF POLITICAL CHANGES IN FRANCE FROM 1848 TO THE 1890s 193 Introduction 193 Republic versus Empire in France 197 Military versus civilian order in Algeria 209 Conclusion 237 6. THE 1898 ELECTION 245 Introduction 245 The Third Republic: France and Algeria 247 Antisemitism and other movements of the 1880s and 1890s in France and Algeria 259 The 1898 Election: an outcome of the politics of the Third Republic? 269 Conclusion 286 PART III Identity and Memory 7. THE MAN OF THE MEDITERRANEAN 295 Introduction 295 Locating Algeria within the idea of the Mediterranean 298 Images and Heros of the history of France - the absence of Algeria 312 Conclusion 327 Bibliography 333 Index 349 List of figures 181 Figure 4.1: Banking - Industry Links: Talabot group 1881 181

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