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Mobilizing Memory: The Great War and the Language of Politics in Colonial Algeria, 1918-1939

Dónal Hassett

Abstract

This book provides the first detailed account of the political legacies of the Great War in colonial Algeria. Drawing on archival and press sources from both sides of the Mediterranean, it traces the ways in which political actors from across interwar Algerian society mobilised the memory of the conflict to legitimise their visions of a just post-war order. At the heart of this book is the contention that the First World War gave rise to a common political language that transcended boundaries of race, religion, class, ideology, and gender in the colony. The book’s analysis of a broad range of ... More

Keywords: Algeria, First World War, Great War, French Empire, Colonialism, Veterans, Interwar Years, Memory, Anti-colonialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198831686
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198831686.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dónal Hassett, author
Lecturer in French, University College Cork