By Sword and Plow : France and the Conquest of Algeria.
Generously illustrated with examples of this imperialist iconography, Sessions's work connects a wide-ranging culture of empire to specific policies of colonization during a pivotal period in the genesis of modern France.
Cornell University Press,
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Table of Contents:
- List of Illustrations
- List of Abbreviations
- Introduction: The Cultural Origins of French Algeria
- PART I. By the Sword
- 1. A Tale of Two Despots: The Invasion of Algeria and the Revolution of 1830
- 2. Empire of Merit: The July Monarchy and the Algerian War
- 3. The Blood of Brothers: Bonapartism and the Popular Culture of Conquest
- PART II. By the Plow
- 4. The Empire of Virtue: Colonialism in the Age of Abolition
- 5. Selling Algeria: Speculation and the Colonial Landscape
- 6. Settling Algeria: Labor, Emigration, and Citizenship
- Conclusion: Politics and Empire in Nineteenth-Century France
- Selected Bibliography of Primary Sources