HIST 031. France in Algeria, France and Algerians, 1830-present

As European states enact xenophobic migration policies and the children and grandchildren of migrants level demands for their rights in Paris and elsewhere, the imperial roots of contemporary European crises have never appeared more relevant. This course interrogates the history and aftermath of France's years in Algeria, looking at topics including settler colonialism, resistance and anti-imperial nationalism, and citizenship debates. Studying the period from 1830 (France's initial invasion) to the present (sixty years of Algerian independence), students will analyze European and colonial histories and come away with a broader vocabulary for discussing imperialism and analyzing its legacy.  
Concentrations: Domination and Resistance, Empires and Nations
Prerequisite: Department prereq of a previous history course, or permission of instructor.
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Eligible for BLST, ISLM, PEAC. Concentrations: Domination and Resistance, Empires and Nations
Spring 2025. Brown.
Catalog chapter: History  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/history

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